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Using Models to Investigate Solar Thermal Technology

The sun provides energy to earth via light and heat. Humans can harness that unlimited clean energy to power our world through a number of methods. In this lesson and activity, students will construct their own solar thermal tubes to determine what materials most efficiently transfer solar energy

Published: May 20, 2017
Last Modified: Apr 30, 2019
Length: 15 pages
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Contributors

Kristen DeVanna Fussell

Kristen DeVanna Fussell , PhD

Assistant Director of Administration and Research, Ohio Sea Grant College Program

Mrs.  Erin  Monaco

Mrs. Erin Monaco

Program Administrator, Ohio Sea Grant College Program

Susan Marie Bixler

Education and Outreach Assistant, Stone Laboratory

Eric Romich

Faculty of Energy Development, OSU College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES)

 Angela Kay Greene

Angela Kay Greene

Education Specialist, Stone Laboratory

Ms.  Lyndsey Michelle Manzo

Ms. Lyndsey Michelle Manzo

Education Specialist, Stone Laboratory

Description

The sun provides energy to earth via light and heat. Humans can harness that unlimited clean energy to power our world through a number of methods. In this lesson and activity, students will construct their own solar thermal tubes to determine what materials most efficiently transfer solar energy.