Illuminations: Collecting The Rays

In this lesson, students explore how variations in solar collectors affect the energy absorbed.

They make rectangular prisms that have the same volume but different linear dimensions. Students investigate relationships among the linear dimensions, the area, and the volume of rectangular prisms.


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Science Topics
Energy (Renewable)
Math Topics
Measurement & Time
K-6, Educator
3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

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