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Age range: 11-14
Duration: 60 or more mins
  • Mathematics
  • D&T
  • Physics

Photovoltaic cells in space

Learn about photovoltaic cells

This activity involves investigating how photovoltaic cells are used and then using this technology to make a series of electronic circuits of increasing complexity. This could form the basis of a Design and Make Assignment (DMA) project in Design and Technology (D&T), with cross-curricular links with Science.

Activity info, teachers’ notes and curriculum links

A short starter activity in which students will investigate the photovoltaic effect.

The activity sheet includes teacher notes, guidance, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved UK nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Remember, it’s all free! 

All activity sheets and supporting resources (including film clips!) are free to download, and all the documents are fully editable, so you can tailor them to your students’ and your schools’ needs.

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