Date: Wed, 25 May 2011 22:09:13

Author: Pati Sievert

Subject: Re: looking for resources for solar panel labs at HS level & kinetic art activities

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Thanks, Chele & Tom,
American Science and Surplus is the one source I'm familiar with. And, they
are just down the road 30 miles. They also have motors small enough to work
with the small solar cells. Maybe I should just have the camp director get
me an open PO so I can go shopping at their retail store; I'm sure I'd find
good stuff for the project phase.
We are not allowed to purchase from eBay, but the solar holiday lights are a
good idea. I have a few strings that never worked--maybe it's time to let
the kids take them apart.

Pati

On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 10:55 AM, Machele Kindle wrote:

> Have you tried American science and surplus? They seem to have solar
> panels and whatnot.
> http://www.sciplus.com/search.cfm/scategory/SOL/term/solar/srch.fp/1
>
> Chele
>
> One should pay attention to even the smallest crawling creature for these
> too may have a valuable lesson to teach us. Black Elk
> ------------------------------
> Machele Kindle
> Assistant Professor
> General Education, 608 Davis Hall
> Bridgemont Community and Technical College
> Montgomery, WV 25136
> Phone: 304 734-6679
> Fax: 304 734-6630
> ------------------------------
> *From:* tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu [tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu] on behalf
> of Pati Sievert [patisievert@gmail.com]
> *Sent:* Tuesday, May 24, 2011 10:50 PM
> *To:* tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
> *Subject:* [tap-l] looking for resources for solar panel labs at HS level
> & kinetic art activities
>
> Hi everyone, I'm looking for some help.
> I need to design a week-long (3.5 hours/day) workshop for HS students with
> the theme of solar kinetic art. I'm looking for sources for small solar
> panels that we can combine in series and parallel, LEDs, and small motors
> that can be run from the solar panels. Any related labs or activities would
> also be appreciated! The students will be "at risk" HS students who will
> have spent their mornings in English & Math classes, so the afternoon
> workshops need to be high interest--hence tying the science to the art. I'm
> thinking an afternoon making some animatons for a bit of mechanical
> background, an afternoon on the solar cells and basic circuits, and three
> days for designing and building their kinetic art piece; but it depends on
> what I find. I'll probably being doing 2 separate weeks of this, but it
> depends on which weeks we have HS students vs MS.
> Thanks!
> Pati
>
>


--
Pati Sievert
STEM Outreach Coordinator
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-1201

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Thanks, Chele & Tom,American Science and Surplus is the one source=
I'm familiar with. =A0And, they are just down the road 30 miles. =A0Th=
ey also have motors small enough to work with the small solar cells. =A0 Ma=
ybe I should just have the camp director get me an open PO so I can go shop=
ping at their retail store; I'm sure I'd find good stuff for the pr=
oject phase.
We are not allowed to purchase from eBay, but the solar holiday lights=
are a good idea. =A0 I have a few strings that never worked--maybe it'=
s time to let the kids take them apart. =A0Pati
On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 10:55 AM, Machele Ki=
ndle e@bridgemont.edu> wrote:







Have you tried American science and surplus? They seem to have solar panels=
and whatnot.
http://www.sciplus.com/search.cfm/scategory/SOL/ter=
m/solar/srch.fp/1

Chele


=
One should pay attention to even the smal=
lest crawling creature for these too may have a valuable lesson to teach us=
.=A0 Black Elk



Machele Kindle
Assistant Professor
General Education, 608 Davis Hall
Bridgemont Community and Technical College
Montgomery, WV 25136
Phone: 304 734-6679
Fax: 304 734-6630



From: tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu [tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu] on behalf of Pa=
ti Sievert [pati=
sievert@gmail.com]

Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 10:50 PM
To: tap-l@=
lists.ncsu.edu
Subject: [tap-l] looking for resources for solar panel labs at HS le=
vel & kinetic art activities



Hi everyone, =A0I'm looking for some help.
I need to design a week-long (3.5 hours/day) workshop for HS students =
with the theme of solar kinetic art. =A0I'm looking for sources for sma=
ll solar panels that we can combine in series and parallel, LEDs, and small=
motors that can be run from the solar
panels. =A0Any related labs or activities would also be appreciated! =A0 T=
he students will be "at risk" HS students who will have spent the=
ir mornings in English & Math classes, so the afternoon workshops need =
to be high interest--hence tying the science to the
art. =A0I'm thinking an afternoon making some animatons for a bit of m=
echanical background, an afternoon on the solar cells and basic circuits, a=
nd three days for designing and building their kinetic art piece; but it de=
pends on what I find. =A0I'll probably being
doing 2 separate weeks of this, but it depends on which weeks we have HS s=
tudents vs MS.
Thanks!
Pati









-- Pati SievertSTEM Ou=
treach CoordinatorScience, Technology, Engineering, & MathNorth=
ern Illinois UniversityDeKalb, IL=A0 60115815-753-1201


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