Solar Energy

Learn about the sun as a sustainable source of energy and build your own solar array.

This module is part of a course bundle for the Energy Climate Action Kit. This bundle of courses is designed to be used in conjunction with the physical Energy Climate Action Kit. Each kit comes with a coupon code to access this bundle of modules for free.

Students will learn about energy conservation, the sun and its importance to life on earth, properties of light, the greenhouse effect, solar energy technology, and United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number 7: Affordable and Clean Energy. Students will also be provided with guided materials to apply physical computing and coding to create a solar array that detects and tracks a light source, and then positions solar panels to optimize the amount of energy generated.

Suggested Grade Levels

Part A: Background Information and Context: Grades 3-11

Part B: Coding and Physical Computing: Coding Level - Beginner to Intermediate

Your Instructor


InkSmith wants to help educators around the world create hands-on, experiential learning opportunities to engage their students in STEAM skills and design thinking principles. The 21st century is here, let's prepare our youth to become the innovators and makers of tomorrow!

InkSmith veut aider les éducateurs à travers le monde à créer des opportunités d'apprentissage pratiques et expérimentales pour amener leurs élèves à découvrir les compétences STIAM et les principes du design thinking. Le 21e siècle est là, préparons nos jeunes à devenir les innovateurs et les créateurs de changement de demain !

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