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Science Buddies • 33 weeks ago

How do you store solar energy for use when it is not light out? In the "The Speed of Light: Explore Solar Energy with a Supercapacitor Car Motor!" electronics #science project, students investigate how a capacitor works and how the time used to charge a solar-powered supercapacitor affects how long a car is powered. [Source: Science Buddies, www.sciencebuddie...] #STEM #scienceproject

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Curious about solar flares and solar maximum? Students can analyze historical data sets to learn more about the solar cycle and sunspots in the "Correlation of Coronal Mass Ejections with the Solar Sunspot Cycle" #astronomy #science project. Available sunspot data sets date back to the 1700's! [Source: Science Buddies, www.sciencebuddie...; Image: SOHO Michelson Doppler Imager] #STEM #scienceproject

Using household materials, you can put the power of the Sun to work as a room heater. In the "Cold Room? Heat It Up with A Homemade Solar Air Heater" environmental #engineering #science project, students build their own working solar air heater and test its heating power in a small room. [Source: Science Buddies, www.sciencebuddie...] #STEM #scienceproject

Water heaters are usually used to heat water in homes, but what are other ways to make hot water? In the "Are You in Hot Water? Use the Sun's Energy to Heat Your Own Water" energy and power #science project, students can investigate how #energy from the Sun can be used to heat up water. [Source: Science Buddies, www.sciencebuddie...; Image: NASA] #STEM #scienceproject #altenergy

Asteroids offer information about the history of our solar system and, possibly, the future. In the "NASA Asteroid Database: What Can You Learn About Our Solar System?" #astronomy #science project, students use data analysis to investigate NASA asteroid data. [Source: Science Buddies, www.sciencebuddie...; Image: Philipp Salzgeber] #STEM #scienceproject

Thermometers tell us the temperature, but what is an anemometer? In the "How Does a Wind Meter Work?" #science project, students create a simple anemometer from a pencil, straws, and paper cups and use it to investigate the power of the wind. [Source: Science Buddies, www.sciencebuddie... ] #STEM #scienceproject

"Science and Engineering Activities for the Winter Break (Or Any Time!)": suggestions for hands-on #science and engineering activities to do with your kids -- or to help keep them occupied -- during the long winter break! [Source: Science Buddies, www.sciencebuddie...] #STEM #scienceproject #familyscience #robotics