Lesson Plan

Sun Tracking System for a Solar Panel

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Capture the Sun's rays as best as possible. An engaging STEM lesson teaches scholars about how Earth's tilt causes the path of the sun to change throughout the year. They create solar panel systems that move both horizontally and vertically to account for the movement of the sun during the day and during the year.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Invite an Earth Science teacher to explain the seasons and Earth's tilt
Classroom Considerations
  • Part of the SLED Design series
  • Some basic materials are necessary; see the resource for a complete list
  • Teacher resource includes pictures of sample designs
  • Lists some possible assessment options and extension activities
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