Waukesha County

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Engineering Alternative Energy for a Changing Climate*


Students will rotate through three stations where they will develop a deeper understanding of alternative energy applications. Stations include a tour of Retzer’s geothermal heating and cooling system, a look at the Eco-house’s solar panel to learn how sunlight is captured to create energy and the planetarium show, Dynamic Earth, that explores the inner workings of Earth’s climate system.

Students will participate in programs with Retzer (1.5 hrs.) and the Planetarium (1 hr.).

*This is a Community Connections, Impacts & Actions Collaborative Curriculum program hosted by Waukesha County. 

Standards: HS-ESS2-4, HS-ESS3-1, HS-ESS3-4, HS-ESS3-5
Duration: 150 minutes
Fee: Yes
Offered:
Location options: Retzer Nature Center, Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium located at the Retzer Nature Center


Grade 9-12 program listing