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Juice From Juice

Come learn from Caltech researchers about how energy can be generated from unusual sources – blackberries! – while taking advantage of an abundant catalyst: sunlight! At this workshop, you will learn how to integrate new solar-based energy science into your curriculum. Using plant-based dyes, you can teach your students how to generate power from sunlight using a home-made solar cell device. This fun, hands-on workshop is appropriate for middle and high school teachers.
*Cost: $ FREE! Teachers are invited to bring one or two students.
Lunch is provided to all participants!
10:00 – 11:45 – General overview of the science of solar energy, including background in physics,
chemistry and biology. Hands-on experience making your own dye-sensitized solar cell.
12:00 – 12:45 – Free lunch with the researchers
1:00 – 2:30 – Hands-on labs for four different lesson plans (physics, biology, chemistry)
2:30 – 3:00 – wrap-up and feedback

"Juice from Juice" is a program for teachers where you learn how to generate a current using blackberries and solar energy! In addition, we show you four other labs that you can do in your classes, covering chemistry, physics and biology. Scroll down to the list below for more specific information.
If you would like to come to a workshop, please contact our scheduling coordinator Carolyn Patterson by email [see email image].
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Intended audience
teachers grades 3 - 12
Date and time
10:00 AM to 03:00 PM, 2013-02-13
Web link
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