The Solar Power Challenge

Students will identify photovoltaic solar power as a source of energy.

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THE SUMMARY

Strand/Standard 4.2.4 Design a device that converts energy from one form to another. Define the problem, identify criteria and constraints, develop possible solutions using models, analyze data from testing solutions, and propose modifications for optimizing a solution. Emphasize identifying the initial and final forms of energy. Examples could include solar ovens that convert light energy to heat energy or a simple alarm system that converts motion energy into sound energy. (PS3.B, PS3.D, ETS1.A, ETS1.B, ETS1.C)

 

Lesson Performance Expectations

Students will identify photovoltaic solar power as a source of energy and explain what happens when a photovoltaic cell is shaded.