Access Free Lesson Plan Here: Calculating Peak Sun Hours (Renewable Energy Algebra #1)
This lesson introduces solar energy and tasks students with solving an algebraic equation to determine the amount of daily sunlight needed to make a solar panel effective.
Step 1 - Inquire: Students work through a practice problem and discuss what they already know about solar energy.
Step 2 - Investigate: Students briefly learn some background information about solar energy and then use algebra to calculate the amount of peak sun hours needed to make a solar panel effective. Students compare their calculated values to real-world data to determine if this amount of sunlight is possible in their area.
Step 3 - Inspire: Students make predictions and discuss if they think their home could be powered by solar panels using the calculations from class as evidence.
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