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Moja Island is a small island off the East African Coast which like many remote regions does not have electricity. Access to power provides more opportunities for work and school which helps alleviate poverty. This lesson has students consider various types of affordable energy sources that could benefit the residents of four communities on Moja Island. Students will evaluate the features of the villages and recommend a project for each location. This problem based learning activity integrates science and technology skills as learners:
This learning experience involves students in using scientific and technological knowledge to provide solutions to a social problem that impacts many remote communities in economically challenged countries. The activity supports skill development in the areas of problem solving, research, inquiry and proposing solutions.
To extend the learning a class could build and test items such as a solar oven, solar light or small wind turbine. These products could then be used to promote alternative energy solutions at a student led community event that also involves local businesses that provide options like solar energy to homeowners.
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