Electrical Energy and Solar Module Efficiency

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It's much more efficient if everyone knows the relevant terms. Pupils research vocabulary terms related to electric currents to start a unit on solar energy. They then use a multimeter to measure the voltage and current for a solar module before calculating power and efficiency.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have scholars decorate and personalize their journals
Classroom Considerations
  • This is the first of seven lessons in the Off the Grid unit
  • Activity uses solar modules, multimeters, and pyranometers
Pros
  • Includes a printable reference sheet with important units and formulas
  • Describes a possible lesson extension
Cons
  • None
Common Core
NGSS