We found 151 resources with the keyterm solar energy
How the Amount of Solar Energy Absorbed by the Earth is Dependent Upon the Earth's PositionLesson Planet
6th - 12th
Students investigate the angle of light and how it faces the earth. They conduct a series of investigations with the following two objectives. Students determine if the angle of light is a factor in the absorption of heat. They correlate...
How do plant & animal cells make and use energy?Lesson Planet
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...
Solar Kit Lesson #7 Positioning Solar Panels I: Explorations with TrackingLesson Planet
6th - 8th
Students 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) the...
Using GLOBE Data to Study the Earth System (College Level)Lesson Planet
7th - 12th
Students use the GLOBE Website to locate and study environmental data. They use the GLOBE Graphing Tool to display data. Students describe the role of solar energy in the annual fluctuations of soil moisture. They describe reservoirs and...
The Role of the Atmosphere and Greenhouse Effect in Determining the Surface Temperature of the EarthLesson Planet
10th - 11th
Students complete research and solve problems that show the factors that determine the temperature of the earth's surface including the effect of greenhouse gases. They look at the relationships between solar energy, atmosphere, and how...
It's All In The Surface: The Effects Of Color & Texture On The Ability Of A Surface To Absorb Solar EnergyLesson Planet
Ninth graders examine how dark surfaces absorb more light than light surfaces. They perform an experiment that compares various surfaces abilities to absorb heat, then record and analyze the results.