Solar Heater Experiment

Ed DeMauro’s energy class learned about the attributes of solar energy through the design, construction and experimentation of solar heaters.The unit was comprised of students constructing four solar heaters with varying attributes: two with insulation, two without, two with insulated windows, two without. The students then placed the heaters in the sun and measured the temperature every five minutes for a half hour. The students calculated the temperature difference between ambient air and outlets and temperature gain. They then graphed their results.



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