California, a leading state in solar power, has found many ways to harness the Sun, the most powerful source of energy on the planet. 

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Solar Energy and Diversifying Energy Resources
Solar Energy and Diversifying Energy Resources Activity

Best For
6 - 8

Language Arts, Science, Social Studies

Appropriate For

  • Educators

Students analyze the benefits and drawbacks of solar energy by investigating a real-world conflict between farmers and environmentalists in California and a company that wants to build a solar farm nearby. Students read a case scenario, identify specific benefits and drawbacks of the solar farm in the scenario, and write a position statement.