7A10.40 - Solar Cells and Motors

Code Number:
7A10.40
Demo Title:
Solar Cells and Motors
Condition:
Excellent
Principle:
Electrical Generation
Area of Study:
Electricity & Magnetism
Equipment:
Solar Cells, Motors, Demo Kits, and Voltmeter.
Procedure:

Expose the solar cells to sunlight or very strong artificial lighting.  The motors attached to the cell should run with any of the equipment from the demo kits mounted on them.  The motor may be replaced with a voltmeter to show dependence of voltage on intensity of lighting.

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