Congratulations to our Project ReCharge Year One participating teachers!
Six teachers from Reed High School and O’Brien Middle School participated Year One of Project ReCharge, an energy efficiency program for Northern Nevada classrooms funded by the National Science Foundation. The teachers underwent extensive training about the program and provided valuable feedback on the curriculum, which is given to them for use in the classroom and covers topics such as energy generation, alternative energy production, and energy efficiency in lighting systems, appliances, and building construction. Their much appreciated feedback has been incorporated into the curriculum for future use by students and teachers. The teachers were provided nearly $2,500 in materials to use in the hands-on activities such as solar panels, windmill kits, multimeters, Kill-A-Watts and much more. With these tools and materials, the students are able to build generators and measure electricity production, research electricity usage and explore energy efficiency. For the upcoming year, Project Recharge will expand to five more schools and include 21 new teachers!