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ERIC Number: EJ907981
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5284
Leveraging the Experimental Method to Inform Solar Cell Design
Rose, Mary Annette; Ribblett, Jason W.; Hershberger, Heather Nicole
Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, v11 n5-6 p55-63 Oct-Dec 2010
In this article, the underlying logic of experimentation is exemplified within the context of a photoelectrical experiment for students taking a high school engineering, technology, or chemistry class. Students assume the role of photochemists as they plan, fabricate, and experiment with a solar cell made of copper and an aqueous solution of sodium chloride. This multidisciplinary activity enables students to examine principles of chemistry, photonics, and electricity while reflecting the "Standards for Technological Literacy" and the "National Science Education Standards." (Contains 5 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A