Solar Energy Experiment

Ann Parish Elementary

This experiment demonstrates that energy from the Sun can be collected and stored in a variety of ways. Using plastic bottles painted black and white and capped with balloons, students will see that the black bottle becomes warmer, heating the air inside it and blowing up the balloon.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science:Energy:Renewable & Alternative Energy
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity
Grade Level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Climate Literacy Principles: Sun Drives Earth System:Solar Heat, Energy, Radiation, Complex Interactions:Energy Flows, Feedbacks
Topics: Human Dimensions/Resources, Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science