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Just For Kids - Solar Energy - The North Alabama Science Center

Grades
3 to 8
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This website provides an excellent explanation of the power of solar energy (see the link for More information). There is also a link to click that provides "real-time" information...more
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This website provides an excellent explanation of the power of solar energy (see the link for More information). There is also a link to click that provides "real-time" information about solar radiation, wind speed, air temperature, instantaneous power, and energy since midnight at an actual solar station. Visit the Just for Kids link to find additional online activities (such as "Build a Roller Coaster") and several useful links for more information. Some of the activities require FLASH. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page..

tag(s): earth (226), earth day (99), energy (213), environment (320), sun (75), weather (211)

In the Classroom

Use this "kid-friendly" website to teach your students about the power of the Sun or as part of a class discussion on Global Warming or alternative energy. Challenge your students to investigate the current weather at the actual solar panel site (can you determine where it is?)and predict what the solar panels will do for the next 24 hours. Ask them to think of other ways and places where solar energy could be used.
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