Investigating Solar Energy

Investigating Solar Energy

Investigating Solar Energy

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This book contains nine hands-on experiments and two culminating engineering projects that allow elementary students to learn about solar energy and develop solutions to real-world problems.

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In Investigating Solar Energy, students explore solar energy, energy transfer, series and parallel circuits, and variables that affect solar panel output using the KidWind Solar Energy Exploration Kit, an energy sensor, and a surface temperature sensor or you can use the Investigating Solar Energy Go Direct® Package.

If you are using this curriculum as part of a STEM-specific program, you will find that the experiments and projects consistently integrate elementary mathematics skills and concepts.

The book is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS); each teacher section contains information to help you identify experiments that will help your students as they work toward meeting the NGSS Performance Expectations.

Table of Contents

ExperimentSuggested Products
1Introduction to Solar PanelsSolar Energy Exploration Kit
2Exploring Solar EnergySolar Energy Exploration Kit
3Introduction to the Vernier Energy SensorSolar Energy Exploration Kit, Vernier Resistor Board, Go Direct® Energy Sensor
4Making Connections: CircuitsSolar Energy Exploration Kit, Vernier Resistor Board, Go Direct® Energy Sensor
5Solar Panel Output: Effect of LoadSolar Energy Exploration Kit, Vernier Resistor Board, Go Direct® Energy Sensor
6Solar Panel Output: Effect of ShadeSolar Energy Exploration Kit, Vernier Resistor Board, Go Direct® Energy Sensor
7Solar Panel Output: Effect of AngleSolar Energy Exploration Kit, Vernier Resistor Board, Go Direct® Energy Sensor
8Pumping Water with Solar EnergySolar Energy Exploration Kit, Vernier Resistor Board, Go Direct® Energy Sensor
9Exploring Surface TemperatureGo Direct® Surface Temperature Sensor
10Project: Solar HomesSolar Energy Exploration Kit, Go Direct® Surface Temperature Sensor
11Project: What's Cookin'?Go Direct® Surface Temperature Sensor

What's Included

Electronic Version

  • 9 ready-to-use student experiments and 2 engineering projects
  • Access to up-to-date versions of the experiments
  • Instructions for data collection with Graphical Analysis 4, Logger Lite, and LabQuest App
  • Essential instructor information including teaching tips, suggested answers, and sample data and graphs
  • Word-processing files of the student experiments, so you can edit the files to match your teaching preferences

Printed Lab Book

When you buy the printed lab book you receive all of the resources listed for the electronic version, plus a printed copy of the book.

Sample Download

Preview “Solar Panel Output: Effect of Load” from Investigating Solar Energy. The preview download includes student instructions, teacher tips, sample data, and more.

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