High-school students

Most plants are exposed to plenty of sunlight, yet they only convert a small portion of this into carbohydrates (< 1%). So where does the excess energy go?  What is a fuel cell, and what can you do with it?  What needs to happen in our future for there to be a reliable supply of renewable energy?  These and other questions are explored in the educational modules developed by BioSolar cells. These modules fit into the NLT, chemistry, physics and biology curricula of high schools.


Plants, algae and bacteria don’t need food. They grow by making energy from sunlight. This process is called photosynthesis, which is the subject of BioSolar Cells’ research. If we can speed up or mimic this process in some way, we may be able to solve the world’s energy and food problems, as well as problems caused by global warming.


Are you doing a project on green energy generation? The universities participating in BioSolar Cells can provide useful information. Contact the BioSolar Cells office

Small-scale experiments

BioSolar Cells has devised some experiments that you can do:

  • prepare biodiesel from algae;
  • measure plant fluorescence using a special camera;
  • design a smal solar cell.

If you want to perform these experiments, ask your teacher to get in touch with BioSolar Cells.

Remote controlled labs

Soon it will be possible to conduct experiments from the comfort of your own chair. BioSolar Cells is developing laboratories that university and school students will be able to operate at a distance: remote-controlled labs.

Reizende DNA labs

DNA bevat de genetische code van ieder mens, dier, plant of micro-organisme. Door goed te kijken naar het DNA krijgen we een beeld van allerlei eigenschappen, zoals gevoeligheid voor bepaalde ziekten, of juist verhoogde weerstand daartegen. Binnen BioSolar Cells kijken we vooral naar het DNA dat verantwoordelijk voor de fotosynthese.

Dankzij de reizende DNA-labs kunnen leerlingen van de bovenbouw havo/vwo tijdens een practicum ontdekken wat DNA is en hoe het eigenschappen bepaalt. Zo is het mogelijk om een DNA-fingerprint van aardappelen te maken, waarmee je kunt zien welke aardappel bepaalde eigenschappen heeft. De DNA-labs kunnen door docenten worden geboekt.

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