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Introduction to the Photovoltaic Effect

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Four engaging lessons introduce scholars to the photovoltaic effect, solar cells, and electricity. After learning related vocabulary, pupils watch a video to learn why silicon is often used as a photoelectric semiconductor and how solar...
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Off the Grid

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
A unit on solar energy begins with pupils researching vocabulary terms related to electric currents. They then use a multimeter to measure the voltage and current for a solar module before calculating power and efficiency. Fun, hands-on...
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Summer Brain Games: Explore STEM in the City!

For Students K - 6th Standards
Chicago’s Museum of science+industry presents hands-on science activities designed to keep young brains engaged over the summer. The projects, which use readily available items, include engineering a skyscraper, a gravity sewer, and...
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TeachEngineering: Hybrid Vehicle Design Challenge

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Wouldn’t it be lovely if there was a way to capture the energy given off by a vehicle and transform it into kinetic energy to power the vehicle? That is the challenge young engineers face in an eight resource TeachEngineering: Hybrid...
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TeachEngineering: Walk the Line - A Module on Linear Functions

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
The nine resources in the TeachEngineering: Walk the Line - A Module on Linear Functions unit, designed for Pre-algebra or Algebra 1 classes, focuses on the characteristics of linear equations in algebraic and graphic formats. Scholars...
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Crash Course: Physics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Dr. Shini Somara narrates a 46-video Crash Course Physics course based on the 2016 AP Physics I and II curriculum. Topics covered include linear, circular, rotational, simple harmonic, 2D motion, derivatives, integrals, vectors, Newton’s...
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Moon Munchies: Human Exploration Project and Engineering Design Challenge

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th Standards
NASA and the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association, or ITEEA, present young scientists with a challenge: design and build lunar plant growth chambers so that astronauts can grow edible plants on the moon. Class...
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Cost Effective Solar Cells

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Let the sunshine in! Fourteen lessons comprise a unit study of solar energy, its advantages and disadvantages, and advancements in solar energy technology. Class members learn about principles of energy conversion, research how to make...
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Solar vs. Wind Energy

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Power up! A series of six lessons introduce middle schoolers to the different types of energy. PowerPoints, activities, and hands-on experiments teach young electrical engineers the difference between energy and power, as well as the...
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Design Squad Event Guide

For Students 4th - 8th
Everything you need to plan an event for young engineers can be found in an Event Guide that includes activities, an event checklist, tips for working with youth and volunteers, signage, certificates, and an evaluation form. Kids make a...
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STEM Ed Hub: Design Resources

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Engineering design-based activities make learning science fun. Young engineers design dams, lifeguard chairs, musical instruments, candy bags, and much more. They also use measurement skills to solve the mystery of the missing pin. Each...
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For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Conduct four electrifying electricity experiments that challenge young scientists to explore positive and negative charges and magnetic fields without the shock.
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Bin-bag Capacitor

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learn how to demonstrate the workings of a capacitor by viewing this valuable video. A technician walks you through the use foil and plastic, from a bin bag (a plastic garbage bag), to represent the plates and dielectrics. With...
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For Teachers 4th
What makes this lesson great is its hands on activities. Pupils not only learn about how an electrical circuit words, they make one. After having investigated how circuits work, they talk about how to conserve electricity. They also...
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What is Electricity and How Do We Use It?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewUse some electrifying lessons to learn about electricity. Future scientists discover the history of electricity and the basics of electric circuits. They learn how to read an electricity bill and then create circuits to power a fan,...
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Locker Lights

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
New ReviewLight up a locker for a more festive hallway! Scholars learn about electric currents, LEDs, and switches, then experiment with their own circuits. They use the circuits to design and build locker decorations that light up when turned on...
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Engineering Batteries

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
New ReviewRecharge one's interest in batteries. Scholars create their own batteries using a galvanized nail, copper wire, and vinegar. They learn about oxidation-reduction reactions, apply Ohm's law, and distinguish between series and parallel...
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Keep Out!

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
New ReviewSound the alarm about a great resource. Scholars first build a simple circuit to learn the basics about electric currents. They then design an alarm system in which a buzzer activates when pressure is applied to a doormat.
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High Tech Fashion

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
New ReviewCreatively combine clothes and conductors. Pupils learn how to use conductive thread to make electric circuits. They apply the thread to design and build an accessory item with LEDs.
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Dough Creatures

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
New ReviewKnead a resource on electric circuits? A fun activity teaches future scientists about conductors and insulators. They prepare conducting and insulating dough and use them to make creatures that light up.
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Macro-Scale Solar

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
There's no substitute for the power of the sun. The second of four installments of the Solar Resources Assessment unit looks at macro-scale photovoltaic (PV) technology. Future scientists first learn about PV modules with a PowerPoint...
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Simple Solar Tracker

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Let the solar cells fight each other for supremacy! Given a functional solar tracker that moves toward light, groups copy the design to build their own devices. They use two sets of solar cells that have reverse polarization, so that the...
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Solar Tracker Challenge

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Follow the light—not with one's eyes—but with a special solar tracker. Future engineers design and build a device that tracks light. They must build circuits in which solar cells rotate to receive equal amounts of light.
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Circuit Analysis With Solar Energy: Measure the Power Consumed by Various Devices

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Power up the class with a instructional activity on electronics. Scholars use a solar module to create an electric circuit. They connect different devices to the circuit and measure the voltage and current. Based on the measurements,...