Solar Fountains as an Engineering Design Challenge

Presentation Category: 
California Partnership Academy Model
Session Type: 
CPA Session
Presentation Description: 
Powering a water pump with solar cells is a great way to learn about the magic of turning sunlight into electricity. In this workshop, you’ll observe a solar fountain in action, then as part of a team be challenged to design a fountain that will pump water the highest. Given a budget, you’ll choose what components to ‘purchase’ to achieve this goal in the time allowed (1 class period!). The result is a hyper-engaging activity in which your students are sure to be immersed.
Describes Your Focus: 
Curriculum and Instructional Strategies (for example: integrated, project-based, differentiated, industry-specific, specific-needs focused, community-service, etc.)

Session Time

March 3, 2015 9:30am to 10:45am
Venue: Sacramento Convention Center
Room: 311


Tor Allen
Executive Director
Solar Schoolhouse -The Rahus Institute