Lesson Plan

Solar Energy

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Warm up to the idea of solar energy. A lesson includes three activities that challenge scholars to apply knowledge in new ways. First, they learn to run an alarm clock without a battery by using solar energy. Next, they complete an inquiry experiment to determine which materials can keep someone stranded in Alaska warm. Finally, they physically act out the way a solar cell works to produce electricity.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Extend the topic by researching the solar energy options in your area
Classroom Considerations
  • In addition to standard lab equipment, K'nex are required for first two activities and a large open area is needed for the third
  • Follow all safety instructions carefully
  • All activities address a variety of learning styles
  • Provides worksheet answer keys, discussion questions, and possible discussion answers
  • Includes clear, well-labeled diagrams and photographs
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