Fourth graders at Increase Miler had a visit from some very personable energy consultants—the students in John Jay High School’s Environmental Physics class!
It was part of the elementary students' quest to create an efficient and stable energy system for Ergstown —a fictitious town that has been experiencing far too many blackouts.
The collaboration augmented both grades’ study of energy.
“My students researched and prepared stations on eight different forms of energy production including solar, wind, geothermal and hydroelectricity," said high school teacher Jim Panzer.
“Fourth graders circulated through all stations learning about different ways of energy generation,” said teacher Jane Emig, who set up the collaboration with Panzer.
“It was fun to learn from high school students,” said one of the fourth graders after the visit. “It was cool to realize that they are also learning about energy and the environment.” MORE