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Vernier Investigating Solar Energy

Order code: ELB-SOLAR
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This book contains nine hands-on experiments and two culminating engineering projects that allow K-8 students to learn about solar energy and develop solutions to real-world problems.

Using the KW-SEEK KidWind Solar Energy Exploration Kit, the VES-BTA Vernier Energy Sensor and the STS-BTA Vernier Surface Temperature Sensor, students explore solar energy, energy transfer, series and parallel circuits and variables that affect solar panel output.

If you have previously purchased a copy of this Vernier lab book please contact Support at for free access to the electronic version and it's updated contents.

Printed Lab Book
• 9 ready-to-use student experiments and 2 engineering projects
• Access to up-to-date versions of the experiments
• Instructions for data collection with Logger Lite and LabQuest App
• Essential instructor information including teaching tips, suggested answers, and sample data and graphs
• Word-processing files of the student experiments so you can edit the files to match your teaching preferences
• A generous site licence­—buy one book and duplicate the experiments for your class
• One printed copy of the book

Electronic Version ELB-SOLAR-E
When you buy the electronic version of the lab book you receive all of the resources listed for the printed version
except a printed copy of the book.

Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Solar Panels
2. Exploring Solar Energy
3. Introduction to the Vernier Energy Sensor
4. Making Connections: Circuits
5. Solar Panel Output: Effect of Load
6. Solar Panel Output: Effect of Shade
7. Solar Panel Output: Effect of Angle
8. Pumping Water with Solar Energy
9. Exploring Surface Temperature
10. Project: Solar Homes
11. Project: What's Cookin'?

Educational use only:
Vernier and Kidwind products are designed for educational use. They are not appropriate for industrial, medical or commercial applications. Details

  • Warranty: 5 years
    • Package size (HxWxD): 6 x 216 x 279mm
    • Packed weight: 500g

      Last edited 19th May 2022

      Works with:From
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