Solar Power

Lesson Purpose:​

  1. To look at using solar energy to generate electricity and heat water. 
  2. To use photovoltaic cells to drive a number of different household appliances and toys.
  3. To make a solar powered milkshake.

Time Needed:

30-40 mins

Year Levels:

Year 6 and 7

Instructor:

TEEC Staff Member

Australian Curriculum:

During the course of this activity it may be possible to target a number of the "Content Descriptions" across year levels six and seven. 




Year 6

​​​Science
Science Unde​rstanding
Physical sciences
Electrical energy can be transferred and transformed in electrical circuits and can be generated from a variety of sources.​
Science as a Human Endeavour
Nature and development of science
​
Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena and reflects historical and cultural contributions.
Use and influence of science​​
Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions.

Year 7


Science
Science Unde​rstanding
Earth and space sciences

Some of Earth’s resources are renewable, including water that cycles through the environment, but others are non-renewable.
Science as a Human Endeavour
Use and influence of science

Solutions to contemporary issues that are found using science and technology, may impact on other areas of society and may involve ethical considerations.