PVs in Action: Grades 6-12

Grade Level

  • 6-8
  • 9-12
girl examines solar panel

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

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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