Solar Energy

Harvesting the Renewable Source of Heat and Light Energy

In the solar energy “hot topics” workshop curriculum, learn about the quality of electromagnetic radiation produced by the sun and investigate how this energy is captured and transferred into usable forms of energy. Explore the energy capture and transfer process in natural systems, like photosynthetic organisms, as well as in man-made systems for producing electricity from sunlight.

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The solar energy curriculum is one of the lessons explored in a series of workshops for teachers; learn about the Hot Topics Workshop Program.