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Day 2 Resources Solar

https://www.teachengineering.org/lessons/view/cub_lifescience_lesson01 basics of photosyn.

https://prezi.com/a1f1uwpm_ian/comparing-photosynthetic-and-photovoltaicefficiencies/ comparison of efficiency of photosyn and PV


https://www.technologyreview.com/s/521671/cheap-hydrogen-from-sunlight-andwater/ article about artificial photosyn and using sunlight to generate elec to then
split water to make hydrogen fuel. See separate article links below:
http://www.technologyreview.com/news/423569/a-greener-artificial-leaf/
http://www.technologyreview.com/news/521671/cheap-hydrogen-from-sunlight-andwater/ Day 2
http://www.technologyreview.com/view/512071/sun-catalytix-seeks-second-act-withflow-battery/ improve batt to store electricity from solar/wind
http://www.technologyreview.com/news/429681/artificial-photosynthesis-efforttakes-root/
http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/150611/ncomms8326/full/ncomms8326.html
using perskovite to capture solar energy
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110512151408.htm PV beats
photosyn
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S136403211401048X limits of PV
and possible new approaches
http://www.uwyo.edu/smtc/_files/docs/projects/engineering/lesson
%20plans/2009/lisa%20r%20klinker/solarexperiment.pdf lesson plan - has a good
article link about connecting photo and PV
http://news.mit.edu/2008/chem-solar-0620 MIT Harnessing sun energy like plants do
http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2014/12/economist-explains-1
how plants use sun efficiently
http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21605868-how-gathermore-light-solar-power-tiny-balls-fire
http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2014/02/renewable-energy some
problems along with the good of solar power good article for life sci to explore
problems with wildlife
https://www.teachengineering.org/view_activity.php?
url=collection/uoh_/activities/uoh_organic/uoh_organic_activity1.xml organic solar

energy and berries


http://www.nrel.gov/education/pdfs/nesea_solar_kit_lessons.pdf # of lessons about
solar esp one about sun tracker Check out the Sun Tracker Lessons all
lessons about solar;
http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/Communities-and-Governments/K-12-Schools/SchoolPower-Naturally/Solar-Kit-Lessons
http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/Communities-and-Governments/K-12-Schools/SchoolPower-Naturally/Solar-Kit-Lessons Has some activities worth looking at for solar
http://www.builditsolar.com/SiteSurvey/site_survey.htm Solar site survey; also
sample projects, some do it at home;
http://www.lmsal.com/YPOP/Classroom/Lessons/Sundials/dialprint.html How to plot
suns angles throughout the year Good to use with gnomon printed a copy except
for the chosen latitude/longitude portion- broken link.
http://www.popsci.com/black-silicon-solar-cells-just-hit-record-what-are-theyanyways Article about solar cells and why black ones can now be more efficient.
http://www.technologyreview.com/news/541191/a-fix-for-maximizing-energy-fromsolar-panels-on-slanted-roofs/ Adapting the shape of solar cells to be able to
capture light from different angles. Without changing the angle of the panel. Good
ex of creative thinking!
http://spectrum.ieee.org/nanoclast/green-tech/solar/graphene-and-perovskite-leadto-inexpensive-and-highly-efficient-solar-cells Good article on alternative to silicon
for solar cells
http://www.rh.gatech.edu/ information for GA Tech Research Horizons; need
subscription for full use
http://www.rh.gatech.edu/news/276421/solar-induced-hybrid-fuel-cell-produceselectricity-directly-biomass GA Tech research using solar another good article in
GA Tech Horizons
http://www.ck12.org/earth-science/Energy-from-Biomass/lesson/Energy-fromBiomass-HS-ES/ simple explanation about use of algae to produce biofuels
http://www.mysundial.ca/tsp/gnomon_height.html explanation of gnomon
http://www.kidwind.org/#!blank-4/atsij downloadable lessons; includes many
different lesson topics, including connections to life science; How does energy
affect wildlife? How do windmills affect wildlife?