Design a Folding Solar Panel


Participants work in teams of 3–4 to design a folding aluminum foil “solar panel” that fits in a foil packaging box and expands without tearing. Highlighted is the importance of geometry in designing objects that can be folded up to fit into constrained spaces.

Activity Details

Activity Type:Hands-On Activities
Discipline:Aerospace
Topic(s):Technology/Materials
Grade:6-8, 9-12
Time:2 hours or less

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