Photocells II: The Photoelectric Effect in Photocells

Students discuss the principles of atomic structure that underlie the operation of a photovoltaic cell and explains how they apply to a photovoltaic cell's operation. An area of the classroom is staked off to represent a photovoltaic cell, and students form two groups. One group represents electrons lined up on the p-side of the p-n junction, waiting to receive energy from the photon to cross into the n-side and then proceed through the circuit.

9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Resource Details

1 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategies
Inquiry-Based Learning
1 more...
45 mins

What Members Say

Bj E.
Lesson Planet has made my life a lot easier by allowing me to search through a huge array of worksheets and lesson plans that I use in my classes. I thoroughly enjoy the wonderful organization of this website.
Bj E., Student teacher
Chicago, IL