Science

7th July 2006 at 01:00
KS4

In groups ask students to research ways of using the Sun's energy: * solar cells; photovoltaic and photoelectric cells: www.energex.com.auswitched_onactivitiesphotovolaticphotovoltaic.html

* find local houses with solar heating systems on the roof.

* solar furnaces - see www.darvill.clara.netaltenergsolar.htm

* solar towers, being developed in Australia. www.enviromission.com.au Using solar cells, for example from Middlesex University Teaching Resources - www.mutr.co.uk - carry out an investigation into how to generate the greatest electrical output from the cell.

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