Country Day School of the Sacred Heart Seniors in Environmental Course Create Solar Lights

Country Day School of the Sacred Heart Environmental Science students created solar lights with Mrs. Meg Tredinnick to complete their unit on Renewable Energy. The lights will charge in the sunshine and glow when there is no sun. The students had to learn some basic electronics and how to solder to make them. Another exercise was cooking pizzas in a solar oven. Students then enjoyed eating the pizza. This integrated course explored the study of the environment and solutions to environmental issues. Last month the class took a trip to the Schuykill Environmental Education Center in Roxborough. They participated in a Water Quality and Aquatic Ecology program. They examined the “health” of the stream and ponds at the center by testing water properties such as Nitrate level, pH and Dissolved Oxygen.

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