AMP-IT-UP 8th Grade Clean Energy Challenge


Module Summary: AMP-IT-UP - It's Electric

Students use a simulation to develop a procedure and collect data regarding the number of houses powered by a solar thermal power plant under different conditions. They reason quantitatively using linear rates of change to determine the most effective insulation material to use in the construction of the power plant.

For Teachers:

Annotated Teacher Edition - The teacher edition of the Automated Packaging Challenge curriculum that has been annotated with notes and tips for teachers.
Prep Guide - Instructions on how to implement the module. Includes information about the standards that the module addresses and how to incorporate the 5E learning model.
Materials List - List of all materials that are needed for the module. List includes the cost and vendors of the materials.

For Students:

Student Edition - The module curriculum booklet for students.
Student Pages Packet - The worksheets that students will need to complete the module.


  1. Video - Power Plants and Pollution - A video showing how much pollution is caused by power plants.
  2. Video - Meet Dr. Henry - An interview with Dr. Asegun Henry, a mechanical engineering professor at Georgia Tech.

Complete Set of Module Files:

Download a complete package of the module here


Advanced Manufacturing and Prototyping Integrated To Unlock Potential (AMP-IT-UP)
is made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation (Award Number: 1238089)