Our Bright Horizons learning program is inspiring young scientists to explore and engage in the world of energy.
What is Bright Horizons?
Bright Horizons offers your school a great way to teach STEM concepts with structured easy to use lessons built to be fun and engaging for both teachers and students.
The program is curriculum approved and developed in collaboration with the Science Teachers Association of Western Australia.
It is tailored for year 6 and year 8 students. Year 6s will learn how rooftop solar systems work by creating a model house with solar panels, while year 8s will have the opportunity to build and race a solar powered car.
How does it work?
Schools participating in the Bright Horizons program will receive student handbooks, teacher guides, activity information sheets and all the other resources you’ll need - delivered to your school.
If at any time you require more copies, you can download them on our website.
If your school is not yet eligible to participate, you may still find the online materials helpful to run engaging STEM lessons in your classroom.
Why isn't my school on the registration list?
This year, only schools that have received solar energy systems as part of the Solar Schools program are eligible.
However, even if you’re not yet eligible to receive the complete Bright Horizons Equipment Pack, you may still find our classroom resources helpful. You can download the year 6 and 8 teacher and student handbook on our website.
If I register, what happens next?
Once you register your school, your local Horizon Power Customer and Community Manager will be in contact with you to discuss next steps of getting the Bright Horizons classroom resources delivered to your school.
Do I need to provide anything by registering my school?
Once you've successfully registered, we'll take care of the rest. Horizon Power will provide everything you need to run the Bright Horizons program - at no cost to you.
Can the lessons be used across other year groups?
Yes. While the program is designed to align with the year 6 and year 8 Western Australian curriculum, other age groups will also have fun learning about solar energy with the Bright Horizons activities.
- Who do I contact if I have a question?
What resources are available?
Eligible schools will receive a Bright Horizons equipment pack, which includes all of the materials you'll need, including the following resources:
- Teacher guides with supporting information and resources to use;
- Beautifully designed student handbooks for each student in your class to complete;
- Pre-built student awards and certificates to motivate students
If your school isn't eligible, you are welcome to download these resources and incorporate them into your STEM lessons.
The teaching and learning materials have been modelled on the STEM Learning Project resources template. The STEM Learning Project resources were produced by a consortium of STAWA, MAWA, ECAWA and Scitech under contract to the Education Department of WA.
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