Solar Water Heating

Solar Water Heating

This curriculum guides students through building a solar water heater collector. Students gain an in-depth understanding of heat science as well as water heating efficiency and design considerations.

In addition solar water heating science, this curriculum provides relevant background information on energy sources, the carbon cycle, the greenhouse gas effect, and climate science. These topics are used as a basis for discussing the benefits of transitioning to more efficient and sustainable water heater.

Students will experiment to determine materials with high insulation properties and high solar radiation absorption factors. Then, students design and construct a solar water heater collector.

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