Solar Energy

This activity comes at the beginning of a sequence of activities in an energy module. Students observe the transfer of solar energy to different appliances with a solar cell and then they 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

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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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