Solar and Geothermal Energy
This lesson covers energy from the Sun and Earth. Designed for the AQA GCSE 9-1 specification.

Learning Objectives
- Describe the differences between solar cells and solar heating systems. 
- State that radioactive decay is the source of heating in geothermal systems. 
- Describe the operation of a solar power tower. 
- Describe the operation of a geothermal power plant.

Success Criteria
All – Label the layers of the Earth and compare solar cells and heating panels.
Most – Describe each stage of a geothermal power plant.
Some – Solve calculation problems relating to solar energy.

All images that are not my own are referenced in the notes in the presention.


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Created: Feb 7, 2018

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