Harnessing Solar Energy

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Title:

Harnessing Solar Energy

URL:

http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/harnessing-solar-energy/

Content Source:

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Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

In this lesson, students discover the properties of light (radiant) energy from the sun by experimenting with solar collectors, cookers, and calculators. To accomplish this goal, students will use some commonly available materials and work together in teams to construct a solar cooker and a solar grill. At the end of the lesson, they have the opportunity to observe a solar calculator in action.

Content Standard(s):
Science
SC2015 (2015)
Grade: 4
2 ) Plan and carry out investigations that explain transference of energy from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.

a. Provide evidence that heat can be produced in many ways (e.g., rubbing hands together, burning leaves) and can move from one object to another by conduction.

b. Demonstrate that different objects can absorb, reflect, and/or conduct energy.

c. Demonstrate that electric circuits require a complete loop through which an electric current can pass.


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SCI.AAS.4.2- Recognize different sources of heat; Identify materials that are conductors of heat, such as metals.


Science
SC2015 (2015)
Grade: 4
4 ) Design, construct, and test a device that changes energy from one form to another (e.g., electric circuits converting electrical energy into motion, light, or sound energy; a passive solar heater converting light energy into heat energy).*


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SCI.AAS.4.4- Identify common sources of energy used every day (e.g., electricity, gas, sun).


Tags: conversion, energy, heat, radiant, solar, transference
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Author: Stephanie Carver