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Solar Scientists

Solar Scientists

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Skill Level: One

Solar Panels
Scavenger Hunt: Looking for solar panels


Solar Scavenger Hunt


Objective: Identify how prevalent the use of solar energy is in your community.
Science Skills: Observation
Life Skills: Wise Use of Resources

Skill Level: Two

Solar powered toy car
Using the power from the sun to propel the vehicle.


Build a Solar Powered Car


Objective: Youth will build a solar powered vehicle
Science Skills:  Build, Observe, Measure
Life Skills: Cooperation

Skill Level: Three

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Making a Photovoltaic Cell


Objective: Have youth build a photovoltaic cell out of copper strips
Science Skills: Build/Construct, Measure, Infer
Life Skills: Following directions