Solar Energy

In this activity, which comes at the beginning of a 40-day sequence of activities in an energy module, students observe the transfer of solar energy to different appliances with a solar cell and investigate the effect of using different solar sources to supply energy to appliances.

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Environmental Literacy and Inquiry Working Group
Lehigh University
Activity takes about one to two 90-minute lab periods, depending on students' familiarity with building circuits.

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Students should have previous experience wiring circuits and be familiar with the differences between series and parallel circuits before completing this activity.

Could be used in technical schools that focus on engineering or could be used informal education.

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