Renewable Resource: Solar Energy (Grades 6-8)

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Grade levels: 6, 7, 8

Content areas: Career & Technical, Math, Science

Topics: STEM, smsp, physical science, energy, Solar Energy, Renewable Resources

Related Standards : NGSS.MS.ETS1.4, NGSS.MS.ESS3.3, NGSS.MS.ETS1.1, NGSS.MS.ETS1.2, NGSS.MS.ETS1.3, CCSS.Math.Content.6.SP.B.4

Type of resource: Lesson/Unit Plan

In this unit of study students will investigate the efficiency of photovoltaic cells, develop a physical model of their school, and evaluate whether placing solar panels on their school would be a cost-effective solution. This unit integrates nine STEM attributes and was developed as part of the South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership's Teacher Leadership Team. Any instructional materials are included within this unit of study. Conditions of Use: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0. Copyright Holder: Mark Madland