Energy From the Sun (10 activities)

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Lesson Plans/Activity: Energy From the Sun (10 activities): Teacher Guide Adode PDF
Energy From the Sun (10 activities): Student Guide Adode PDF
Grades: 5-8
Subject: Solar

Hands-on explorations to teach intermediate students the scientific concepts of solar energy. The activities are:

  • Introduction to Solar Energy
  • Radiation Cans (Converting Radiant Energy to Heat)
  • Solar Concentration
  • Solar Distiller (Solar Collection)
  • Photovoltaic Cells (Photovoltaics)
  • Temperature and UV Beads
  • Solar Balloon
  • Solar Oven Challenge
  • Designing a Solar House
  • Photovoltaic Arrays on the School
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Curriculum: Science, Social Studies, Mathematics, Language Arts
Plan Time:Five 45-minute class periods
Standards: Standards are listed at the beginning of the curriculum guide.
Materials: Handouts and other materials needed detailed within teacher guide.
Owner: The NEED Project