Using sunlight to make electricity.

About Eric Golanty
  Faculty Positions
  Brief Biography

About This Program

The purpose of is program is to help kids aged 7-12 (and teachers, parents, and anyone else) learn the basics of solar electricity.

Since global warming and consequent climate change are upon us, it's incumbent upon grown-ups to make the world a safe, clean, healthy place for kids. One way to do that is to generate electricity with sunlight instead of fossil fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas) and nuclear fission.

The program consists of...

The program was written and produced by Eric Golanty, Ph.D.
About Eric Golanty, Ph.D.

I am an educator and writer.


UC Berkeley
UC San Francisco
UC San Diego
UC Davis
Advanced Study
Human Development and Family Studies

Faculty Positions

Las Positas College 1993-2007. Professor, Department of Health and Wellness

University of California, Davis 1983-1993. Lecturer, Department of Human Development; Adjunct Clinical Professor, Department of Community Health, UC Davis School of Medicine.


Brief Biography

I was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and grew up in West Los Angeles. I went to college at UC Berkeley, majoring in biochemistry with the intention of going to medical school. After garduating from Cal, I earned an MS in biochemistry and endocrinology in the Hormone Research Lab at UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco and attended the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine for a year.

In graduate school I realized I wanted to use education to help people be healthy and well and not to get sick, so I stopped work in research biochemistry and medicine and turned my attention to teaching and writing about human biology and health. For the next 15 years I focused on writing, publishing, and college teaching in health and human sexuality. Needing more social scientific training, I earned a Ph.D. from University of California, Davis in Human Development and Family Studies.

For 11 years I was a faculty member and staff health educator at the Student Health Center at the University of California, Davis. From 1993 to 2007, I was a professor of health ans wellness at Las Positas College.

I retired from full-time teaching in 2007. I continue to teach part-time and write.

Free PDF Download

Go to the Web-book

Feedback/Contact  •  About