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Solar Energy Campaign. 2008 Norwegian student-based web campaign

Abstract

Student research campaigns (forskningskampanjer) have been an annual event in connection to Research Days (Forskningsdagene) since 2003 in Norway. The campaigns invite students from all over the country to participate in a common scientific research event, always connected to a special environmentally related theme - for example Air Quality in the Classroom (2003), Pollution along Roads (2004), Bacteria in Drinking Water (2005), and The Rain Check (2006). The year 2008, as with previous years, was overshadowed by the topic of climate change, and the specific role of humans. The research campaign theme for 2008 fit well into this focus: the potential benefits of solar energy as an alternative energy source. The campaign also was aligned with the Research Days theme of alternative energy sources and technologies. The campaign included the hands-on activity of assembling a solar panel and taking measurements with the device to determine efficiency, as well as a questionnaire to record the results and ask deeper questions regarding alternative energy and climate change. The results gained from data analysis of the campaign show that students were able to gain maximum efficient solar power from the devices they constructed, which gave them a solid understanding of solar power technology.  More>>
Authors:
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 2009
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
NILU-OR-21/2009
Resource Relation:
Other Information: figs., tabs
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; SOLAR ENERGY; NORWAY; EFFICIENCY; EDUCATION
OSTI ID:
967579
Research Organizations:
Norsk Inst. for Luftforskning, Kjeller (Norway)
Country of Origin:
Norway
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISBN 978-82-425-2105-7; TRN: NO0905508
Availability:
Commercial reproduction prohibited; OSTI as DE00967579
Submitting Site:
NW
Size:
46 p. pages
Announcement Date:
Nov 20, 2009

Citation Formats

Randall, Scott. Solar Energy Campaign. 2008 Norwegian student-based web campaign. Norway: N. p., 2009. Web.
Randall, Scott. Solar Energy Campaign. 2008 Norwegian student-based web campaign. Norway.
Randall, Scott. 2009. "Solar Energy Campaign. 2008 Norwegian student-based web campaign." Norway.
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abstractNote = {Student research campaigns (forskningskampanjer) have been an annual event in connection to Research Days (Forskningsdagene) since 2003 in Norway. The campaigns invite students from all over the country to participate in a common scientific research event, always connected to a special environmentally related theme - for example Air Quality in the Classroom (2003), Pollution along Roads (2004), Bacteria in Drinking Water (2005), and The Rain Check (2006). The year 2008, as with previous years, was overshadowed by the topic of climate change, and the specific role of humans. The research campaign theme for 2008 fit well into this focus: the potential benefits of solar energy as an alternative energy source. The campaign also was aligned with the Research Days theme of alternative energy sources and technologies. The campaign included the hands-on activity of assembling a solar panel and taking measurements with the device to determine efficiency, as well as a questionnaire to record the results and ask deeper questions regarding alternative energy and climate change. The results gained from data analysis of the campaign show that students were able to gain maximum efficient solar power from the devices they constructed, which gave them a solid understanding of solar power technology. Analysis of the campaign questionnaire in regards to the activity shows that students believe that solar energy should be better utilized as an energy source in Norway. (Also in Norwegian OR 24/2009). (Author)}
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