April is devoted to Solar Energy Resources! Here is an online resource for making Sun Charts

Following the Sun to Greener Buildings is a lesson plan from NIEHS’s Environmental Health Perspectives Science Education Program. In this lesson, students identify green building techniques that have environmental and health benefits including the installation of one or more solar panels. Students then the University of Oregon’s Sun Chart Program to create and interpret a sun chart for their region that shows the path of the sun across the sky and then use this information to determine how a solar panel should be oriented and tilted to generate the most electricity.

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