Renewable Energy STEM Engineering in a South Yorkshire School

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Video case study showing Solar Active Renewable Energy STEM Engineering in a South Yorkshire School

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Making Solar Cars: Student Reports

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Reports from students from Wisewoood Secondary School, Sheffield who have been building solar model cars as part of their Design & Technology classes.

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Isle of Man Solar Sprint Race

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The Miniature Solar car Competition held at Buchan School was a great success with 15 groups of children aged 8- 10 at the start line.

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Engage Science Done Right Conference

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David Garlovsky provided a session at the Science Done Right conference, from ENGAGE and science upd8.

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North East Solar Challenge 2005

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Having heard about the success of the solar car competitions in Northampton and Kent in 2003 and 2004 the Energy Saving Trust North East Advice Centre decided to explore the possibility of holding a competition in the North East of England.

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VITAL

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The Schools and Homes Energy Education Project, based at the Sheffield Science and Technology Parks, has secured a £50,000 grant through the Social Economical and Environmental Development (SEED) Programme and the New Opportunities Fund.

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Kent Solar Challenge 2004

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A downloadable report of the 2004 Kent Solar Challenge.

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Hampshire Solar Challenge 2006

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The fifth annual Solar Challenge for Schools took place in 2006. Once again the Challenge was a successful and popular event, raising awareness of solar energy technology among pupils at Key Stage 2 level.

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Noordwijkerhout Teachers Conference 2019

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Report of a workshop conducted by David Garlovsky and Sieberen Idzenga.

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Northamptonshire Solar Car Challenge 2003

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The Solar Car Challenge was to provide an enjoyable way for children to learn about sustainability and environmental issues. The challenge was targeted at the 8- 11 year olds.

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Solar Detectives

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Young people in South Yorkshire have been building solar model cars and boats as part of the EPSRC ‘Engineering a Better World’ (EBW) case study initiative since 2003.

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Low Cost Solar Flight

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Stephen Winkworth's publisher friend Peter Usborne came up with the challenge to design a model plan

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BBC TechnoGames Solar Challenge

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Ecclesfield School, Sheffield: Winners of the BBC TechnoGames Solar Challenge.

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Madeley Solar Car Activity 2016

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Ashley Green and David Garlovsky conducted a STEM solar car activity at Madeley Academy in Telford with 24 Yr 7 students.

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Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

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180 young people from South Yorkshire attended a two day ‘Hot Metal Cool Future’ careers event. A celebration of South Yorkshire metals, manufacturing and engineering sector.

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Holt House Infant School, Sheffield

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Piloting energy and light surveys in schools to increase the awareness of energy use.

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Hampshire Solar Challenge 2008

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A downloadable report of the 2008 Hampshire Solar Energy Challenge.

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Puffin, A Remote Controlled Solar Powered Boat

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A remote controlled solar powered boat called PUFFIN.

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Stenden University Solar Car Case Study

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One of the important parts of the curriculum at Stenden University Leeuwarden, of the first year students is the investigation looking for educational possibilities in how to use the environment...

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Hampshire Solar Challenge 2003

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The Hampshire Solar Car Challenge was designed to raise awareness of the concept of solar energy in an interesting and fun way.

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Learning Remotely, Practical Solar STEM

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Papers on learning remotely, Practical Solar STEM

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Solar Boat Challenge Report

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A look into the children's experiences from the boat race at Heron Way

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Our Experience

Solar Active has been working to develop unique STEM-based educational resources since 1993. Along the way we’ve created Solar Challenges, delivered renewable energy workshops in school and presented at nationwide conferences. We have experience in working with:

  • UK and Oversees Conferences
  • Schools and Community & Young Persons Groups
  • Local Councils, Boroughs & Authorities

If you want to know more about our experience or set up an event of your own, please do countact us to find out more.