Teachers

Welcome Teachers!

Solar 4R SchoolsTM is committed to continually expanding our library of high-quality, teacher-generated STEM renewable energy classroom activities, accessed for free from our website by educators nationwide. To support this goal, we have an annual Renewable Energy Activity Development Program, where a select group of educators who apply receive a stipend of up to $5,000.00 plus up to $3,500.00 in science kit materials to develop and test new STEM classroom activities for our program. Stay tuned for the next RFP cycle, which opens up in Spring 2015!

 

Featured Activities

Circuit Analysis With Solar Energy: Measure the Power Consumed by Various Devices

DESCRIPTION: Students will set up a simple circuit using a solar module and three small loads. They will then use a multimeter to measure the voltage across each load and the current through each circuit. Students will then calculate the power consumption and resistance of each load.

GRADE LEVEL(S): 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

DOWNLOADS: Lesson Plan, Lab Handout, Using a Multimeter "Cheat Sheet"

 

Using a Multimeter to Analyze a Solar Circuit: Measuring Current and Voltage—Calculating Power and Resistance

DESCRIPTION: Students will set up a simple circuit using a multimeter and a load resistor to measure the voltage and current in the circuit. Students will learn to use a multimeter, learn how to calculate power and be introduced to Ohm’s Law. This activity provides a good introduction to understanding the relationship between fundamental electricity quantities and could be used as a segue into talking about parallel vs. series circuit wiring.

GRADE LEVEL(S): 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

DOWNLOADS: Lesson Plan, Lab Handout, Using a Multimeter "Cheat Sheet"