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Solar Scientists

Solar Scientists
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EXPLORER
Skill Level: One

Solar Panels
Scavenger Hunt: Looking for solar panels

Activity:

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

ENGAGER
Skill Level: Two

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

Activity:

Build a Solar Powered Car

 

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

CITIZEN-SCIENTIST
Skill Level: Three

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Activity:

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