Designing a Solar Phone Charger

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What a bright idea! Working in groups, scholars design a solar phone charger by applying concepts from the unit. They use solar modules and buck and boost converters in their creations, which must be able to charge a phone after receiving four hours of sun.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups give presentations to the rest of the class
Classroom Considerations
  • Last of seven lessons in the Off the Grid unit
  • A variety of circuit components is necessary; see the resource for a complete list
Pros
  • Includes a written assessment instrument
  • Provides detailed background information for instructors
Cons
  • None
Common Core