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151 resources with the keyterm solar energy

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Temperature and the Tomato

For Teachers 9th - 12th
You will need a photovoltaic system and monitor at your school in order to obtain all of the data required to thoroughly implement this lesson. Your class monitors daily temperature and insolation amounts over a two week span of time....
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Allocating Energy from a Photovoltaic System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How much electricity do you use in a day? Physics fanatics calculate their energy use by consulting a chart of the watts required to run typical household appliances. They compare power to amounts of electric energy used or generated....
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Cooking with the Sun

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore using energy from the sun for heating and cooking as they build and compare the performance of four solar cooker designs. This excellent two-day lesson has groups of students build and test a variety of solar cookers....
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Energy and Me: What is My Responsibility?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students investigate energy and their impact on the environment. In this environmental lesson plan, students will conduct a series of three activities that will help in their understanding of energy and how we use it.
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Photosynthesis Summary

For Students 6th
In this photosynthesis summary, 6th graders read the one page passage which contains vocabulary, definitions and a summary of the process, then answer 2 guided reading questions.
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Schools Going Solar: Planning for Solar Hot Water Installations

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students identify the steps used in placing solar water heaters in the school. In this alternative energy lesson, students will generate a variety of questions to ask an expert about solar water heater installation. They will discuss the...
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Experiments with Photovoltaic Cells

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explain how sunlight is converted to electricity. In this series of physics lesson plan, students study how varying the characteristics of the light source affect photovoltaic cells. They research their different uses in...
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ENERGY, Design Competition: Energy Systems of the Future!

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine energy, where it comes from and the different fuels that are used.  In this energy lesson students design an energy infrastructure using a renewable energy source. 
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Looking into Surface Albedo

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students demonstrate how the color of materials on Earth affect the amount of solar energy that is absorbed.  In this solar energy instructional activity students complete a lab to explore how the color of materials on the Earth's...
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Energy in the Round - Solar

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students identify and define terms related to solar energy by playing a class game. In this solar energy lesson, students use provided cards to play a class game. They read the "I have ... Who has" card relating to solar energy and the...
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Solar Hot Box or Cooker

For Teachers 5th - 6th
  Learners brainstorm about solar energy then construct a solar cooker to test the maximum temperature that materials can reach. In this solar energy lesson, students experiment and record temperature of water in their hot boxes while...
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Solar Hot Dog Cooker

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students create a solar hot dog cooker. In this solar energy lesson, students use various materials such as tin foil and cardboard to build a hot dog cooker. Students cook their own hot dogs.
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Energy Crossword

For Students 7th - 12th
For this energy worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle by filling in the terms associated with the 15 clues given. Students review the different types of energy sources.
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How do plant & animal cells make and use energy?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students show the relationship between the need for plants to undergo photosynthesis in order to generate oxygen. They see the flaws associated with this thinking because of the lack of CO2 and H2O and lack of sufficient gravity in order...
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Solar Kit Lesson #7 Positioning Solar Panels I: Explorations with Tracking

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers track and record data on the Sun's position in the sky and on the output of a solar panel tracking the Sun. On a second day, students graph and analyze the data to identify relationships between (1) the time of day, (2)...
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Solar Energy - Dehydration

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore process of drying food using solar energy. They cook and/or dry food such as pumpkins, watermelon, corn, and deer meat, explain how solar energy changes foods, and compare and contrast solar energy with other forms...
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From Sunlight to Electric Current

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars explore concept of current in electrical circuits. They examine how energy from the sun can be used to power everyday items, including vehicles.
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Solar S'Mores

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students see that solar energy is the energy given off by the sun. They explain that when light energy is absorbed by objects it is changed to heat energy and that dark-colored objects absorb more light and store more heat from sunlight.
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Solar Oven

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars construct a solar oven using cardboard, duct tape, aluminum foil and other materials. They use the solar oven to cook something and keep a journal of their project.
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Solar Energy Experiment

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students engage in an experiment which demonstrates that energy from the sun can be collected and stored in many ways. They use two bottles, one white and one black, to compare how colors can affect the absorption of the sun's rays.
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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars explore different sources of energy. In this energy lesson, students investigate renewable and nonrenewable sources of energy. Young scholars discover the need for renewable energy sources and its impact on the environment.
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Hot and Cold Colors

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students experiment with the color and solar energy absorption. In this color and solar energy absorption lesson, students spend two days discussing and experimenting with the concept of energy absorption. They paint cans with different...
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Breakthroughs and Barriers

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students construct a solar technology timeline. In this energy lesson, students explain the benefits of using solar inventions. They present their timeline in class and write a reflection journal.
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Our Solar Roof

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students sketch what a solar installation will look like. In this energy lesson, students examine the benefits of using solar energy. They record a video on the installation event for further study.