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Basic Electricity

  • Define voltage, amps, and watts
  • Perform simple electrical calculations
  • Understand the function of a circuit

Tool Skills

  • Practice using basic hand tools
  • Understand the purpose and correct use of a digital multimeter

Solar Suitcase Assembly

  • Assemble a physical system and use it to trace the pathways of energy flow
  • Use detailed, technical instructions
  • Predict the outcome of circuit testing

Wiring Electrical Systems

  • Draw electrical circuits
  • Learn the operation and proper use of electrical components

Solar Electric System Design

  • Define a need and create a system to address it
  • Conduct load analysis
  • Calculate system requirements
  • Select appropriate system components
  • Diagram system

Data Logging & Troubleshooting

  • Read and understand charge controller data
  • Learn the effect of angle, orientation, and shading of a panel

Next-Generation Science Standards Alignment

Disciplinary Core Proficiencies

  • HS-PS3-2
    Design, build, and refine a device that works within given constraints to convert one form of energy into another form of energy.
  • HS-ETS1-1
    Analyze a major global challenge to specify qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for solutions that account for societal needs and wants.
  • HS-ETS1-2
    Design a solution to a complex real-world program by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering.

Science and Engineering Practices

Cross Cutting Concepts

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