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Solar Physics Kit

Product # P6-2130

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Solar Physics Kit

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Caltech scientists, working with local high school science teachers, have created a program called Juice from Juice that teaches concepts related to solar energy in the disciplines of Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Engineering. The main experiment for Juice from Juice is building a dye-sensitized solar cell (see related products). This supplemental kit expands upon the related physics concepts of that kit. Students will explore the properties of light, the relationships of current, voltage and power, and how silicon photo-voltaic solar cells compare to their dye-sensitized solar cells.

For a class of 30 in pairs (or slightly more with groups of 3) to test LEDs with the DSSCs. Pairs team up for a group of 6 to use multimeters, silicon solar cells and motors. Multimeters and alligator clips come with the DSSC kit or can be purchased separately.

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15 LEDs
5 Motors (low voltage)
5 Silicon solar cells (0.5 V, 400mA)
3 Packs of colored light filters

5 Digital multimeters*
10 Alligator clips *
*Included with Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell kit

Download lesson plans below. Separated by grade level and discipline.
Grades 3-8 Physics Datasheet
Highschool Physics Datasheet


Download chemical safety MSDS 37pg PDF document.

Additional resources provided by Caltech
Products being sold are not toys. They are for Educational / Laboratory use only. They are not for use by children 12 and under.
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