BrainPOP

Solar Energy

The sun has some serious rays! So do we turn them into electricity? In the BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby explain all about solar energy! You’ll learn about the pros and cons of solar power as compared to fossil fuels, and also some of the different ways in which solar power is used today — and how it might be used in the future. You'll also find out about photovoltaic (solar) cells, those dark-paneled devices you see on things like calculators, rooftops, and satellites. So put on your sunglasses and check out this movie!

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