Secondary students learn how solar energy is used to generate electricity. Students are introduced to photovoltaic systems, concentrated solar power, and developing solar technologies. Activities explore how photovoltaic cells work and what variables affect their electrical output. The kit includes a Teacher Guide, a class set of 30 Student Guides, and the materials necessary to conduct the activities.
Student and Teacher guides are available in PDF format as a FREE download.
Also available as an e-publication: Teacher Guide Student Guide
- Exploring Photovoltaics Teacher Guide Free PDF Download
- Exploring Photovoltaics Student Guide Free PDF Download
- Exploring Photovoltaics Kit w/ 1 Teacher & 1 Student Guide $350.00
- One Teacher & One Student Guide $5.00
- Solar Oven Challenge Supply Set $7.00
Materials in Exploring Photovoltaics Kit
6 PV cell kits
6 Fresnel lenses
12 Sets of alligator clips
24 Ping pong balls
Solar Oven Construction Kit
- 1 Pizza box
- 1 Thermometer
- 1 Transparency sheet
- 1 Sheet black paper
- 1 Wooden skewer
Teacher and Student Guide
Materials in Solar Oven Challenge Supply Set Includes:
Suitable for one small group
1 Pizza box
2 Feet of aluminum foil
2 Sheets of black paper
1 Wooden skewer
2 Sheets of transparency paper
1 Student thermometer
Additional solar materials available here.
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