Solar Energy Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts


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Solar energy is energy from _____.

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1. Designing a building to take advantage of direct sunlight with no mechanical devices is referred to as _____.

2. An example of building with a passive solar design is a _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You know, of course, that the sun is always shining whether we can see it or not. On this quiz and worksheet combo, you will answer test questions on where solar energy comes from and how people use it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz tests you on:

  • Which kind of solar energy doesn't use any machines
  • What building uses this kind of energy
  • How solar energy is different from fossil fuels

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - understand what you have read about where we get our solar energy
  • Information recall - remember what you read about solar energy in comparison to fossil fuels
  • Knowledge application - use what you have learned to explain what people use to make electricity from solar energy

Additional Learning

Study the lesson called Solar Energy Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts to learn more. You will learn how to:

  • Name the two kinds of electric current and tell which one comes from solar energy
  • Describe some good and not-so-good things about solar energy
  • Explain why solar energy is a renewable resource