Harnessing the Sun’s Energy

Strand/Standard SEEd 7.1.4 Collect and analyze data to determine the factors that affect the strength of electric and magnetic forces. Examples could include electro-magnets, electric motors, or generators. Examples of data could include the effect of the number of turns of wire on the strength of an electromagnet, or of increasing the number or strength of magnets on the speed of an electric motor. (PS2.B)


Lesson Performance Expectations           

Students will investigate solar panels ability to produce volts and amps by collecting data with series vs parallel circuits and angles of light collection.