How Tilt Angle Affects Solar Cell Output (Lesson 3)

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Todd Freiboth
Intended Grade Level(s):
6th
7th
8th
Subject Area(s) Covered:
Energy
renewable resources
inquiry
electricity
solar power
Estimated Activity Length:
40 min
Learning Goal(s):

After the completion of this lab, students will be able to describe how the angle of light exposure affects solar cell output, have practiced using a multimeter, and have analyzed collected data.

Students will expose solar cells to a light source from a set distance and measure the output with a multimeter. Students will change the angle that the light source strikes the solar panel and measure the resultant output. They will compare and contrast the outputs that the different angles produce. View full description >>

How Light Intensity Affects Solar Cell Output (Lesson 2)

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Todd Freiboth
Intended Grade Level(s):
6th
7th
8th
Subject Area(s) Covered:
Energy
renewable resources
inquiry
electricity
solar power
Estimated Activity Length:
40 min
Learning Goal(s):

After the completion of this lab, students will be able to describe how the light intensity affects solar cell output, have practiced using a multimeter, and have analyzed collected data.

Students will expose solar cells to a light source from different distances and measure the output with a multimeter. They will compare and contrast the outputs that the different distances produce. View full description >>

How the Amount of Light Affects a Solar Cell (Lesson 1)

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Todd Freiboth
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6th
7th
8th
Subject Area(s) Covered:
Energy
renewable resources
inquiry
electricity
solar power
Estimated Activity Length:
40 min

Students will cover portions of a solar cell and measure the output with a multimeter. They will compare and contrast the outputs of different percentages shaded and different configurations using the same percentage shaded. 

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