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    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, http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project_ideas/Elec_p063.shtml?from=Pinterest] #STEM #scienceproject

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    In the "The Speed of Light: Explore Solar Energy with a Supercapacitor Car Motor!" electronics science Project Idea, students can investigate how the time used to charge a solar-powered supercapacitor affects how long a car is powered. [Source: Science Buddies]

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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

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