Classroom Activity

Problem 2, Solar Energy in Space
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Audience: Educators
Grades: 7-9


Students calculate the area of a satellite solar panel and estimate the total electrical power it can generate. Students use the images and dimensions provided to create a scaled drawing of each satellite face. From this drawing, they determine the scaled dimensions of the dark solar cell areas. Student and teacher pages are included.

Problem 2, Solar Energy in Space  [215KB PDF file]

This activity is part of Space Math II.