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Exploring Photovoltaics (9 investigations)

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Grades

9-12

Subject

Solar

Summary

Hands-on investigations to teach secondary students the scientific concepts of photovoltaics. The investigations are:

  • How do similar PV modules in an array vary in electrical output?
  • How does a PV array wired in series affect the electrical output?
  • How does light intensity affect the electrical output of a PV array wired in series?
  • How does the angle of a PV array wired in series with a light source affect the electrical output?
  • How does the distance from a light source affect the electrical output of a PV array wired in series?
  • How does covering different parts of the PV array wired in series affect its electrical output?
  • How does concentrating the light from a light source affect the electrical output of a PV array wired in series?
  • How does surface temperature affect the electrical output of a PV array wired in series?
  • How does a PV array wired in parallel affect the electrical output?
Curriculum

Science, Social Studies, Mathematics, Language Arts, Technology

Plan Time

Five or six 45-minute class periods

Materials

Handouts and other materials needed detailed within curriculum guide.

Standards

Standards are listed at the beginning of the curriculum guide.

Owner

The NEED Project

Lesson Plans/Activity

Exploring Photovoltaics (9 investigations): Teacher Guide
Exploring Photovoltaics (9 investigations): Student Guide