Science Fair Project Ideas: Solar Energy
It is okay for you to imitate the work of others in order to learn and develop a project but do not copy their work and present it as your own. That is plagiarism. If you do any of these projects be sure that you do all the experiments and work yourself so that the results you present are truly your own.
Find an idea for a solar energy science fair project: sample topics, materials, experiments, schematics, worksheets and research resources for good solar energy science projects. You are encouraged to use this information as a starting point to create your own idea for a project or science fair.
These science ideas can be used as learning tools for a fair or project at elementary school, middle school and high school level.
Please read our legal information before you try this. If you are under 18 years old, get permission from your parents to do any of these experiments.
Other Links to Solar Energy Science Project Ideas:
Energy Quest Projects: A PDF document that includes solar energy projects for a solar air heater, a solar water heater, a solar hot dog cooker and effects of amount and wavelength of light on a solar cell. From the California Energy Commission: Main Science Project Page.
Projects for Solar and Renewable Energies: This website by Julian Trubin presents a lot of ideas for energy related projects especially focusing on student science projects and some teacher resources.