Solar  Power
Grades 6-8

Concept:

In an electrical circuit, the measure of power (watts) is the result of multiplying volts x amps.

Objective: Students will:

connect solar cells in series and parallel, will measure volts and amps, and will calculate watts.

OR - State Standards:

ENERGY

Understand energy, its transformations, and interactions with matter.

Describe and explain various energy transfers and resulting transformations.

Trace the flow of energy transformations in a system

Time:

2 40-minute periods

Materials:

4 Solar Cells (Please take extra care with the cells – they break easily.)
Alligator Clips
Multi-Meter
Light source

Attachments
•solarpower.pdf

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