Circuit Analysis With Solar Energy: Measure the Power Consumed by Various Devices

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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.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have classmates bring in small electrical devices to test
Classroom Considerations
  • 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
Pros
  • Includes a lab sheet
  • Detailed instructions help keep the experiment on track
Cons
  • None