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Solar Energy Science Class


Teacher: Damon Musselman

Language: English
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Description: In one way or another, almost every form of energy we use originates as energy from the sun. Solar energy directly powers photovoltaic cells and thermal collectors. Indirectly, we get power from plants grown by the sun, oceans heated by the sun, and Earth's weather systems sustained by the sun. Even the energy stored in fossil fuels originated as energy from the sun, captured by plants and animals millions of years ago.

This class explores the topic of solar energy, focusing on photovoltaic cells. By building models and conducting experiments, you will learn how solar cells transform light into electrical energy, and how motors and mechanical devices can optimize the work done by this energy. You will build different types of vehicles and machines to demonstrate how gears can convert and transform power for different needs.



Recording at:
Stanford SOLAR Center

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Recording on October 18, 2009 at: Stanford SOLAR Center


The Stanford Solar Center is dedicated to sharing the joy and excitement of solar science exploration. Acting as the education and public outreach arm of the Solar Observatories Group, and funded by NASA, the Solar Center provides resources, activities, and projects relating to the Sun for teachers, students, and the public.

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Companion Kit:

Physics Solar Workshop

Price: $58.4

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