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        Solar-Powered Plane Revealed in Switzerland

        Inform students about how some people around the world are finding new ways to travel using the power of the sun with this PBS NewsHour video and educational resources from April 14, 2014. Following 12 years of research and testing, designers and pilots debuted a huge solar-powered plane in Switzerland. The plane, which boasts a wingspan wider than a 747, is covered in more than 17,000 solar cells. For further background and materials to support student understanding of the issue see the Teacher's Guide, Student Handout, and Informational Text in Support Materials.


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