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ERIC Number: EJ904755
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Solar Panels and Alternative Energy in the Eighth-Grade Classroom
Buck, Laura
Science Scope, v34 n2 p52-59 Oct 2010
In this solar panels and alternative energy project, students were challenged to develop a researchable question about solar energy and electronics and devise a means of answering it. Students worked cooperatively, with specific roles for each member, conducting research, conducting experiments, analyzing results, and writing the final research/lab report. As a result of this project, students increased their understanding of circuits, electronics, and alternative energy, as indicated by pre- and posttest scores and feedback collected using the online SALG survey. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 8; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A