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Solar Panels (3V)

Overview:

This solar panel is great for classroom activities and experiments to give students a hands on experience with alternative energy. External screw terminals and attached clip cords make the panels easy to use.


Manufacturer: KidWind
Suggested Grade Levels: 5th and above
Suggested Courses: Environmental Science
Video Demonstration: (None available at this time)





Activities:


    
1. Build a solar fan: Build a solar fan with a solar panel, solar motor, and a propellor rotor.
    
2. Solar panel efficiency: Compare the efficiency of a solar panel over time without changing the angle of the panel. Set up a monitoring station with a                            multimeter and solar panel. Check on power output throughout the day, at least once per hour.
    
3. Compare temperature and the rate for temperature increase, depending on time of day and ambient air temperature.
    -Resources provided by KidWind
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