Solar Car Series: during What Part of the Day Can the Most Sun Power Be Collected?

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In preparation for solar car races, middle schoolers attempt to discover what time of day the most solar energy can be collected. Begin by demonstrating the use of a voltmeter for measuring solar cell output. Take them outdoors to take measurements and make observations at different times of the day over a three-day period of time. Afterwards, critical -hinking questions on a worksheet help them assess their data.

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Resource Details

Grade
5th - 8th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
3 days
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Scientific Equipment