Solar Water Heater
Science Fair Projects
Ideas and Sample Projects by Grade Level

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P=Project   E=Experiment
Development of a Household Direct-Steam-Generation Solar-Powered Water Recovery System [E]
Investigate whether the heat from a compost bin or pile can be used to efficiently and effectively heat water. [E]
Design a natural water heating system that is able to heat water to a safe drinking level using solar energy based on the heating system of the polar bear. [P] [P]
Build batch solar collectors, using different colors of plastic bags, to see which color heats water the best. [E]
Building a Model to Optimize Solar Water Heating Requirements Given a Site's Observed Solar Flux [E]
Enhancement of Solar Pond Performance [E]
Test various materials in a solar water panel, to see which materials would absorb the most heat to make it the most efficient. [E]
Construct and explain the operation of a solar water heater. [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E]
Solar Energy: Is It worth It? [P]
Evaluate how much more efficiently water could be heated by adding electrical energy generated by solar radiation (photovoltaic cells) to a homemade solar water heater. [E]
Which passive solar collector absorbs the most heat? [P]
Simulate a Direct Solar Pool Heater (DSPH) [E]
Build solar collectors [E] [E] [E]
The Effect of Bottom Reflectivity on Solar Pond Performance [E] [E]
Determine which of 3 materials - rubber, aluminum, and copper - will be the optimum solar energy collector. [E]
Test swimming pool covers and solar water heaters. [E] [E]
Describe alternative energy sources and outline advantages and disadvantages of any source. [E] [E] [P]
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