Jay’s Big Idea: Using organic materials such as blackberry or raspberry juices, Jay and his classroom hope to investigate the design and use of organic solar cells to harvest solar energy. Jay hopes this project will emphasize the world’s need to address growing energy demand through innovation and creativity.
Students will observe how energy is transferred and converted from sunlight in order to power a device. Jay anticipates this project involving his students in larger, global issues on energy and sustainability. After designing and producing their own version of an organic solar cell, students will be well-equipped and well-versed with current alternative energy solutions.
Interesting Facts: “I teach 8th Grade Science, 8th Grade Advanced Science, and 8th Grade Pre-AP Biology at Bowling Green Junior High School. I am finishing my third year at BGJHS and have really enjoyed helping my students ‘do’ science. I have been fortunate to have a great opportunity to incorporate 3D Printing and modeling into my classroom with a technology grant from my district in 2015. My day is not complete until I feel that my students have made some crazy discovery that has impacted their lives and their perspectives.”