Lesson

Soak Up the Sun with Solar Energy Fun

Lesson Overview

Upon completing this lesson, the students will be able to:

• Describe various ways that solar energy can be used; and

• Describe the advantages and disadvantages of using solar energy

Duration
2-3 hours
Lesson Type
Traditional Lesson

Essential Question

1. How can solar energy produce heat and electricity?

2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of solar energy?

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Subject(s):

Other Instructional Materials or Notes:

3, 6

Science

UV Solar Beads (Steve Spangler Science)

• Clear Zipper-Lock Bags • Sunscreen • Clear Cups

• Thermometer

• Black Construction Paper

• White Construction Paper

• Water

• Clear Plastic Wrap

Please be aware that this activity contains the use of sunscreen lotion. Make your students aware that sunscreen lotion may stain clothing or irritate eyes/skin.

The S.C. Energy Office (SCEO) may have certain materials for this lesson available for teachers to use. Contact Stacey Washington the SCEO at swashington@ors.sc.gov to check for availability

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Lesson Created By: GeorgiLucas

Lesson Partners: The South Carolina Energy Office