Solar Challenge: Solar Thermal Collectors
Build a solar collector to heat water with energy from the sun
Students go to "engineering school" and learn about collector design and parabolas through hands-on experiments. Student teams design and build solar collectors and “compete” for prizes in several categories.
What's in the kit
- Kit includes: Reflective mylar, thermometers, mirrors, utility knives, mini-collector patterns, conduction and convection experiment & demonstration materials and more. Click here for the full Solar Challenge kit inventory.
- Kit size: 2 large plastic totes, 1 roll mylar, 1 tube straight edges
- NGSS Standards Addressed
MS-PS3-3 Energy: Apply scientific principles to design, construct and test a device that either minimizes or maximizes thermal energy transfer.
$50 (mylar only)/plus shipping and handling