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.

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Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
45 mins
Instructional Strategies
Inquiry-Based Learning
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