This Circuit Analysis With Solar Energy: Measure the Power Consumed by Various Devices lesson plan also includes:
Power up the class with a lesson 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, they calculate the power consumed by each device as well as the resistance.
- Have classmates bring in small electrical devices to test
- Electrical components are necessary for the activity; see the resource for a complete list
- Learners must be familiar with the concepts of voltage, current, resistance, and power
- Includes a lab sheet
- Detailed instructions help keep the experiment on track