Solar Energy Explorations

$22.00

SKU: MSB-SOLAR-E Categories: ,
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Description

Examine renewable energy, solar power, and engineering design with these eight, downloadable experiments written for middle school science. Suitable for grades 4–8.

Description

Solar Energy Explorations consists of eight solar energy experiments and one project for students to study renewable energy and solar power while practicing engineering design.
Using the Solar Energy Explorations Go Direct® Package, which includes Go Direct Energy, Go Direct Surface Temperature, a Vernier Resistor Board, and a KidWind Solar Energy Exploration Kit, and Graphical Analysis app, students will gain an understanding of energy, temperature, and circuits as they explore solar energy.

Topics Include

  • Renewable energy
  • Solar power
  • Engineering design

What’s Included

Electronic Version

  • 8 ready-to-use student experiments and 1 project
  • Access to up-to-date versions of the experiments
  • Instructions for data collection with Graphical Analysisand Go Direct® sensors
  • 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
  • Complete equipment and supplies list
  • A generous site license—buy one book and duplicate the experiments for your class
Table of Contents
Experiment Suggested Products
1. Renewable Energy Go Direct® Surface Temperature Sensor
2. Introduction to Solar Panels and Solar Energy Solar Energy Exploration Kit
3. Measuring Energy Go Direct® Energy Sensor, Vernier Resistor Board, Solar Energy Exploration Kit
4. Making Connections: Circuits Go Direct® Energy Sensor, Vernier Resistor Board, Solar Energy Exploration Kit
5. Solar Panel Output: Effect of Load Go Direct® Energy Sensor, Vernier Resistor Board, Solar Energy Exploration Kit
6. Solar Panel Output: Effect of Shade Go Direct® Energy Sensor, Vernier Resistor Board, Solar Energy Exploration Kit
7. Solar Panel Output: Effect of Angle Go Direct® Energy Sensor, Vernier Resistor Board, Solar Energy Exploration Kit
8. Solar Panel Output: Effect of Temperature Go Direct® Surface Temperature Sensor, Go Direct® Energy Sensor, Vernier Resistor Board, Solar Energy Exploration Kit
9. Project: Build a Solar Car Go Direct® Energy Sensor, Vernier Resistor Board, Solar Energy Exploration Kit

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