The Photoelectric Effect in Photocells

Illuminate your physics class with this examination of a photovoltaic cell. Teach the structure and operation of the device using a diagram. Then make a human-powered, larger-than-life sized model of a PV cell. Learners become electrons and photons. They throw wads of paper to model the lighting of a bulb. This is a memorable activity that will make solar cell operation clear in their minds.

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Duration
45 mins

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