Solar Power

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From TeachEngineering - In this activity, students learn how engineers use solar energy to heat buildings by investigating the thermal storage properties of some common materials: sand, salt, water and shredded paper. Students then evaluate the usefulness of each material as a thermal storage material to be used as the thermal mass in a passive solar building.

Performance Expectations

4-PS3-2   Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.