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Solar energy for Kids

A quick and easy explanation of solar energy for a Elementary school.
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b Fitzpatrick

on 17 November 2013

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Transcript of Solar energy for Kids

what is it?
SOLAR ENERGY
Electricity from the sun...Solar Energy!
HUH?...HOW DOES IT WORK?
Our Solar System
SOLAR...
ENERGY...
> PHOTONS (From the Sun) >
> hit the SILICON (in the solar panel)>
> creating ELECTRONS>
> And hey...Electrons ARE Electricity!
is this BAD?
remember these words...
Photon. Silicon. Electron.
Solar Energy
hit play here!
video time
power!
uff!
muscle!
sweat
Traditional Electricity
POWER PLANT

Pollution & Smog
Bad Air Quality
Drought
Polar ice caps melting
loss of ocean life
loss of biodiversity
Animal extinction
Wildfires
Destructive Storms
Tropical Storms
Warmer waters
Hurricanes
Tsunamis
Tornadoes
Raising Sea Levels
Floods
Diminished Food and Water supply
Migration
Conflict
War
Global Warming
BLAH...
BLAH...
BLAH...
Alternative Electricity
you are here
SUN
me no happy
video time
video time
Planet Earth!
Solaris
Sol
Sun
Solarium
Solar
working hard here
Electricity!
electron
...Electricity!
Solution?
Ah-ha!
I got it!!
solar panel
break it down
2 words
solar & energy

In 2007, a study shows that most power comes from 3 major traditional power sources.
48% Coal Fire Power Plants
22% Natural Gas Power Plants
19% Nuclear Power Plants
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