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Solar Cells

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Objective

Can a blueberry make electricity? Have your students find out by building their own solar cells using berry juice. This activity can be geared towards middle or high school students and meets NGSS standards. Topics that can be covered include photosynthesis, chemical reactions, and changes in energy. The activity can also be extended by having the students look at how a variable affects the power produced by the solar cell.

Subjects

Chemistry

Grade Levels

6-8, 9-12

Lesson Plan

Solar Cells.pdf

Student Sheets

Berry Solar Cell Activity Sheet (MS).pdf

Solar Cells Vocab.pdf

Solar Cells Activity Sheet (High School).pdf

Items included

A presentation to go along with the solar cell activity is located here:

Solar Cell Google Presentation

Items you will provide

Beaker
Glass stirring rod
Measuring Cylinder
Scale
Blackberries, raspberry, or blueberries (do not use strawberries)
Paper towels

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