Keeping it Cool With Solar: Design Time

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1. Students design structures that will optimize cooling the earth’s surface from sunlight.

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30 min
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This lesson is designed for one 30-minute session. Students are shown materials. Students are asked “How might we design a structure that will keep the ground the coolest?” Students design their structures by discussing, collaborating, and drawing. Students share their designs.

Science Kit Material(s) Used:
1.5-Volt 500mA Solar Module
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Construction materials listed in lesson plan