B5 We build a thermal solar plant (student instructions) © Siemens Stiftung 2015 CC BY-SA 4.0 international

B5 We build a thermal solar plant (student instructions)

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Experimentation instructions for Experimento | 10+:
Detailed instructions and questions for students on conducting the experiment "We build a thermal solar plant – With a magnifying glass and mirror". This experiment comprises two subexperiments.

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2019-03-21
The experiment comprises two subexperiments:
• Setting fire to a strip of paper using a magnifying glass as a burning lens
• We heat water with the sun

For each subexperiment, the students are first provided with an overview of the materials to be used and safety information. This overview is followed by the detailed, step-by-step instructions for conducting the experiment. Afterwards, the students are asked to note their observations. Specific questions are used to guide the students as they analyze the results of the experiments. At the end, the students are asked probing questions related to the experiment (an answer sheet is available for teachers).

Notes:
• Observe the safety information in the instructions as well as the applicable safety guidelines for your school and discuss it with your students.

Experiment
Physics; Technology
Grade 5 to 6; Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
Middle/high school
Energy supply; Lens (optics); Power generation; Power plant; Renewable energy; Solar energy; Sun; Thermometer
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