Throughout this lesson series, students will be introduced to solar panels and the materials they are made of. Students will investigate what materials have been used in the construction of a solar panel and why they have been selected. Students will investigate what materials would be suitable as solar conductors.
Explore natural and processed materials
Identify different types of materials and their properties
Explore different types of everyday materials
Investigate the materials used to make a solar panel
Relate properties of everyday materials to the purpose of constructing a solar panel
Make decisions about suitable materials to make a solar panel
Collect and analyse data on solar panel performance (Mathematics)
Natural and processed materials have different properties which make them suitable for a variety of purposes.
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