Exploring Photovoltaics (9 investigations)

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Lesson Plans/Activity: Exploring Photovoltaics (9 investigations): Teacher Guide Adode PDF
Exploring Photovoltaics (9 investigations): Student Guide Adode PDF
Grades: 9-12
Subject: Solar

Hands-on investigations to teach secondary students the scientific concepts of photovoltaics. The investigations are:

  • How do similar PV modules in an array vary in electrical output?
  • How does a PV array wired in series affect the electrical output?
  • How does light intensity affect the electrical output of a PV array wired in series?
  • How does the angle of a PV array wired in series with a light source affect the electrical output?
  • How does the di
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Curriculum: Science, Social Studies, Mathematics, Language Arts, Technology
Plan Time:Five or six 45-minute class periods
Standards: Standards are listed at the beginning of the curriculum guide.
Materials: Handouts and other materials needed detailed within curriculum guide.
Owner: The NEED Project