PVs in Action: Grades 6-12
Explore and optimize solar electricity with photovoltaic panels
Turn your grade 6-12 students into solar energy experts. The PVs in Action materials kit includes everything you need to demonstrate and explore solar power right in the classroom. Looking for a PVs kit for younger grades (4-5)? Click here.
What's in the kit
- Kit includes: 9v PV panels, battery and bulb kits, 500W worklights, digital multimeters, motors, LEDs, 2.2-volt lightbulbs, resistors, static electricity kit, radio, and more.
- Kit size: 2 medium totes
- NGSS Standards Addressed: Middle School
MS-ESS3-3 Earth and Human Activity: Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring or minimizing a human impact on the environment.
MS-ESS3-5 Earth and Human Activity: Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.
MS-PS4-2 Waves and their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer: Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials.
- NGSS Standards Addressed: High School
HS-ESS3-4 Earth & Human Activity: Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.
HS-PS3-1 Energy: Create a computational model to calculate the change in energy of one component of a system when the change in energy of the other components and energy flows into and out of the system are known.
HS-PS3-3 Energy: Design, build, and refine a device that works within given constraints to convert one form of energy into another form of energy.
HS-PS4-3 Waves and their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer: Evaluate the claims, evidence, and reasoning behind the idea that electromagnetic radiation can be described either by a wave model or a particle model, and that for some situations one model is more useful than the other.
HS-PS4-5 Waves and their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer: Communicate technical information about how some technological devices use the principles of wave behavior and wave interactions with matter to transmit and capture information and energy.
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