Solar Activities

For Elementary Schools

Solar Circuits For Teachers For Students

Students are introduced to solar-electric (or photovoltaic [PV]) cells and learn how solar energy can be converted to mechanical energy.

Solar Oven For Both

Students learn the basic principles of solar-thermal and passive-solar heating.

Solar Electric System Puzzle For Teachers For Students

Students learn where the components of their school’s solar-electric system are and gain an understanding of how the components work.

Solar Racing For Both

Students learn about designing a solar-powered vehicle, the importance of sun angles, and how gears work.

Solar Electricity For Both

Background informatin about Solar Electricity.

For Middle Schools

Solar Cookers For Teachers For Students

Students learn the basic principles of solar-thermal and passive-solar heating.

Sun Made Art For Teachers For Students

Students learn about solar energy through art.

Build a Solar Water Purifier For Teachers For Students

Students learn solar thermal principles through a low-tech application.

Create a Solar Cell For Both

Students learn that semiconductors can be used to generate current and are introduced to the photovoltaic principle.

Solar Circuits For Teachers For Students

Students gain hands-on experience with solar electricity and an understanding of how solar circuits work.

Solar Racing For Teachers For Students

Students learn about designing a solar-powered vehicle, the importance of sun angles, and how gears work.

Solar Electric System Puzzle For Teachers For Students

Students learn where the components of their school’s solar-electric system are and gain an understanding of how the components work.

Solar Background Middle School 1 Middle School 2

Students learn about energy from the sun with this background information.

For High Schools

Solar Cookers For Teachers For Students

Students learn how to build their own solar cooker and cook food with the power of the sun.

Solar Circuites For Teachers For Students

Students gain hands-on experience with solar electricity and an understanding of how solar circuits work.

Create a Solar Cell For Both

Students learn that semiconductors can be used to generate current and are introduced to the photovoltaic principle.

Series and Parallel Wiring For Teachers For Students

Students learn how to wire panels together using series and parallel wiring.

Photovoltaic Experiments For Teachers For Students

Students learn about the attributes that affect PV cell performance.

Solar Electric System Puzzle For Teachers For Students

Students learn how their school's PV system works.

Sun Charts For Teachers For Students

Students learn how to determine the angle of the sun in the sky and how to interpret sun charts.

The Science of Solar Energy For Both

Students learn the science behind solar energy.

Your School's Solar Electric System For Both

Students learn about the components of their school's PV system and how they work.