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Solar energy experiments

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Experimentation instructions:
In two experiments, the students will become familiar with the two techniques for using solar energy, solar thermal energy and photovoltaics.

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2018-11-28
In the first experiment, the students will learn how the sun’s thermal energy can be used by means of metal plates. The second experiment deals with electric power generation of solar cells.

Information and ideas:
Observe the safety information in the related “Solar energy experiments (teacher information)” teaching methods, which are available on the Siemens Stiftung Media Portal, as well as the applicable safety guidelines for your school and discuss them with your students.
Experiment
Personal, social and health education (PSHE)
Grade 1 to 4
Elementary school
Renewable energy; Solar energy; Solar technology; Sun
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