Solar Powered Learning

I can understand the characteristics of energy transfer and interactions of matter and energy (NC Essential Standard 6.P.3)

Thanks to Joe Hallock and his Solar Powered Sound system, Evergreen sixth graders continue their journey through space and time to better understand how energy from the sun can become usable energy to power everyday household electrical needs.


trailer panel side


Sixth graders learned about all the working parts on Joe's mobile solar power trailer as the first step towards building our own solar powering station.

We wonder...

  • Can we power our laptop carts with solar energy? Our ipad cart? Our Friday grilled cheese-making?  What else can we power from the sun to offset using energy from the grid?
  • Can we build our own solar trailer to power Evergreen's sound system for community events?


Thanks, Joe, for inspiring us by sharing your Solar Sound System!