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Solar

Topic: Solar


Primary Energy Infobook     


Elementary Energy Infobook     
Intermediate Energy Infobook     
Secondary Energy Infobook     

Energy Infobooks are the resource for many NEED activities and include an introduction to energy, information on major sources of energy, new technologies, energy conservation, electricity, climate  change,  and  other  energy  information. They are available on four reading levels and are revised and updated annually.

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Energy From the Sun Teacher Guide (e-publication)
Energy From the Sun Student Guide (e-publication)

Intermediate students learn about solar energy through investigations that explore radiant energy transforming into thermal energy, kinetic energy, chemical energy, and electricity. The kit includes a Teacher Guide, a class set of Student Guides, and the materials necessary to conduct the activities.

 



Exploring Photovoltaics Teacher Guide (e-publication)
Exploring Photovoltaics Student Guide (e-publication)

Secondary students learn how solar energy is used to generate electricity.  Students are introduced to photovoltaic systems, concentrated solar power, and developing solar technologies.  Activities explore how photovoltaic cells work and what variables affect their electrical output.

 

 


Schools Going Solar  (e-publication)

This guide provides lessons and activities to support and incorporate installed photovoltaic systems into the classroom learning environment.


 



The Sun and Its Energy (e-publication)

Primary students are introduced to solar energy with a read-aloud book and classroom-based activities. Students will learn that the sun’s energy produces light, transforms to heat, powers the water cycle, produces wind, and that solar cells convert radiant energy into electricity. The kit includes a Teacher Guide and the materials necessary to conduct the activities.

 




Wonders of the Sun Teacher Guide  (e-publication)
Wonders of the Sun Student Guide  (e-publication)

Elementary students develop a basic understanding of solar energy through background reading and classroom activities. Hands-on activities demonstrate solar energy transformations into kinetic energy, thermal energy, chemical energy, and electricity. The kit includes a Teacher Guide, a class set of Student Guides, and the materials necessary to conduct the activities.

 

 

Awesome Extras

Additional activities and materials related to solar energy can be found on the Awesome Extras page!