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Unique Solar Cell Engineering Report

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Highlight a unique solar cell with a report and a poster. Scholars complete the ongoing solar cells project by writing an engineering report in the last of 14 lessons in the Cost Effective Solar Cells unit. They also create research...
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Construction Progress and Obstacles

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Overcoming obstacles is how one grows. In groups, scholars discuss their progress in constructing their solar cells and talk about any obstacles they may be encountering. They first work in heterogeneous groups to see different types of...
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Unique Solar Cell Construction and Testing

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It's finally time to build. The 12th of 14 installments in the Cost Effective Solar Cells unit has future scientists construct their unique solar cells. They then test out the devices in various conditions and record the results.
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Unique Solar Cell Model Sketch and Presentation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
There's always room for improvement. Continuing from the previous lesson, learners first create a two- or three-dimensional model of their solar cell designs. They then give short presentations to the rest of the class and receive...
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Researching Chemicals and Materials for Solar Cell Construction

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Revolutionize the solar cell industry with a new design. The 10th of 14 lessons in the Cost Effective Solar Cells unit has pupils start a project in which they design a unique solar cell. They receive an introduction to the project,...
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Solar Cell Manufacturing Field Trip and/or Guest Speaker

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Appreciate the chance to get out of the classroom. Scholars take a field trip to a solar cell or solar panel facility to learn about the manufacturing aspect of the business. They also hear from a guest speaker and ask questions about...
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Titanium Dioxide Raspberry Solar Cell Data Sharing

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Concerned about how well others did on the experiment? Scholars share results from the titanium dioxide raspberry solar cell test they performed in the previous instructional activity. After analyzing the data, they come up with a claim...
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Titanium Dioxide Solar Cell Construction and Testing

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
There's raspberry juice in solar cells!? Scholars create and test a titanium dioxide raspberry solar cell in the seventh of 14 lessons in the Cost Effective Solar Cells unit. They coat glass slides with titanium dioxide to make their...
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Copper Oxide Cell Data Sharing

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Sharing is caring—and good for learning, too. Learners share data from the experiment in the previous lesson by engaging in a gallery walk. They then consider and discuss the conditions under which a solar cell will have its maximum...
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Copper Oxide Solar Cell Construction and Testing

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Who knew some pieces of copper and some saltwater would be enough to generate electricity? The fifth of 14 lessons in the Cost Effective Solar Cells unit challenges scholars to create a solar cell. They take two copper sheets, use a hot...
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Solar Panel Data Sharing

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It's important to share—especially in science. Pupils share the data on voltage, current, and resistance they recorded when they built circuits with solar cells in a previous lesson. They discuss the results with the class and consider...
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Solar Panel Basics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Going outside is a logical step when dealing with solar panels. Future scientists learn about the n-type and p-type layers of solar cells in the third of 14 lessons in the Cost Effective Solar Cells unit. They go outside to model the...
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Engaging with Solar Panels

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Build a fan and become a fan of solar power. The second of 14 lessons in the Cost Effective Solar Cells unit has learners first construct circuits with solar cells to power a fan, a motor, and an LED. They then test their circuits both...
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Solar Energy Equity and Sustainability

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Generate some knowledge about generating electricity. Pupils first read several articles to learn about solar energy, its advantages and disadvantages, and advancements in technology related to solar cells. They then have a class...
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What Makes Neon Signs Glow? A 360° Animation

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why are neon signs so bright and colorful? Scholars discover how artists create neon signs and find out that neon is not the only gas they use in their production. Next, they explore the history of neon signs and how their development...
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Fast Lane

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How are electromagnets used in modern technology? Scholars explore the uses of electromagnets, then build their own with household products and test them with magnetic materials. They discuss how the different properties of...
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Utah Open Textbook: Physics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Textbooks come in all shapes, sizes, and media these days. An electronic textbook resource offers Physics materials for a full course. The text offers an explanation of physics topics as well as examples of calculations and reading...
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Utah Open Textbook: Chemistry

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Technology can help save money and add convenience. The resource offers a free textbook for a complete Chemistry course. The text begins with a review of the scientific method and continues to explain topics such as chemical bonding,...
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Wind Power

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do engineers turn something that is readily available, like wind, into energy? Scholars create a prototype of a wind turbine and attach it to a motor. They test out their prototypes and decide on their effectiveness. They also...
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Game, Set, Match!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The physics of the human body is amazing! Learners mix a little biology with a little robotics to examine the mechanics of human joints. After researching the structure of each joint, collaborative groups use everyday materials to...
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Light the Bulb Inquiry

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Give pupils one of those light bulb moments! A hands-on lesson asks scholars to create and build three different circuits to light a light bulb. They then compare results to determine the best approach to light a set of holiday lights.
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It's Electric: Coin Batteries

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Help classes unleash the power of money. Using knowledge of current and circuits, young scholars create their own batteries using coins. They measure the voltage of their homemade batteries and compare them to the traditional double and...
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How Not to Set Your Pizza on Fire: Crash Course Engineering #15

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Add a little sizzle to your lesson. The 15th video in the Crash Course Engineering playlist looks at heat exchangers, including concentric tubes, finned tubes, plate heat exchangers, and shell-and-tube heat exchangers. It describes how...
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Heat Engines, Refrigerators, and Cycles: Crash Course Engineering #11

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
If you want, watch the video over and over again. The 11th installment of the Crash Course Engineering series focuses on cycles and repetition. It first reviews how heat engines work and applies the idea to heat pumps. It then explains...