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Solar Robot NGSS

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Make a green-powered simple machine with visible gears, levers, motor, and a solar panel.

Description

Make a green-powered, simple machine with visible gears, levers, motor, and a solar panel. Students can recycle cardboard or other everyday materials to customize their Solar Robot. Runs on solar energy or direct indoor light source. No batteries required. For ages 8+.

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NGSS

This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*, as shown in the table below.

Elementary Middle School High School

1-PS4-2

Students can conduct investigations showing evidence of illumination from an external source such as the Sun.

1-PS4-3

Using Solar Robots, students can plan and conduct an investigation to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light.

4-PS3-2

Using Solar Robots, students can make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.

4-PS3-4

Using Solar Robots, students can apply scientific ideas to design, test, and redefine a device that converts energy from one form to another.

3-5-ETS1-3

Students can use Solar Robots to plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved

DCI/PS4.B

Electromagnetic Radiation

MS-PS3-5

Using Solar Robots, students can develop an investigation and model to describe that when the arrangement of objects interacting at a distance change, different amounts of potential energy are stored in the system.

MS-PS4-1

Students can conduct investigations showing evidence that the amplitude of a wave is related to the energy in a wave is related to solar energy gathered with the solar cells.

MS-PS4-2

Students can use Solar Robots to develop and use a model to describe how waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials.

MS-ETS1-4

Students can use Solar Robots to develop a model or experiment to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.

HS-PS3-3

Students can use Solar Robots to design, build, and redefine a devise that works with given constraints to convert one form of energy into another form of energy.

HS-PS3-4

Students can use Solar Robots to design, build, and refine a device that works within given constraints to convert one form of energy into another form of energy.

HS-PS4-5

Students can use Solar Robots to conduct investigations about technological devices use the principles of wave behavior and wave interactions with matter to transmit and capture energy.

HS-ETS1-2

Students can use Solar Robots in an investigation to design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering.

Suggested Science Idea(s)

1-PS4-2
1-PS4-3
4-PS3-2
4-PS3-4
3-5-ETS1-3
MS-PS3-2
MS-PS3-4
MS-PS4-1 and
HS-PS3-4

Students can use Solar Robots in a variety of applications to understand how solar energy; this renewable energy source can be optimized from a commercial standpoint.

HS-PS3-3

Students use Solar Robots to perform experiments. Make observations to produce data to serve as the basis for an explanation.

HS-PS4-5

Students can use Solar Robots inside the classroom and outside on a sunny day or sunny windowsill or intensity lamp experiments to support mathematical representations of light.

S&E

Students can plan and carry out investigations to answer questions or test solutions regarding Solar Energy and its practical applications.

DCI/PS4.B

Electromagnetic Spectrum

HS-ETS1-2

 

 

* NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product.

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