Humboldt State University

Schatz Energy Research Center

Teacher Training

Training teachers about renewable hydrogen and fuel cells.

In partnership with the Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley, SERC has developed the Hydrogen Technology and Energy Curriculum (HyTEC), targeted at high school chemistry and environmental science classes. The curriculum is a two-week module that features hands-on laboratory activities, readings and calculations, and issues based role-play activities. As part of this project, SERC has been involved in curriculum development, teacher training, pilot testing in the classroom, and the development of hands-on laboratory kits that feature student operated fuel cells and electrolyzers.

Kits developed as part of the HyTEC effort are now commercially available from LAB-AIDS.

 

A teacher stands in front of a whiteboard with several appliances and young students looking on.

Teachers work with renewable energy kits as part of the Design Your Future teacher institute.
Photo credit DYF.

A teacher stands in front of a whiteboard with several appliances and young students looking on.

Participants gain hands-on experience operating a Stack-in-a-Box® portable fuel cell system during the “Power of Teaching” teacher training.

A teacher stands in front of a whiteboard with several appliances and young students looking on.

SERC engineers present training workshops for teachers to increase their capacity to teach energy and electricity concepts in their own classrooms. These workshops have been well attended, and the feedback has been very positive.