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- This resource could be used in the context of state-of-the-art research and development on solar technologies currently underway at the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) in Golden, CO http://www.nrel.gov/solar/
About the Science
- A chemist from California Institute of Technology describes how solar paint technology, using titanium oxide processed into nanotubes, could convert sunlight into electricity using relatively cheap materials and offer a solution to the global energy crisis.
About the Pedagogy
- Background and discussion questions are provided and aligned with standards.
- A NOVA classroom activity is available for students to design, build, and test a solar cooker to pasteurize water. See Saved by the Sun at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/activities/3406_solar.html
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