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Altitude of the Noon Sun: Angles
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Students use a folded paper plate to mark the angles of shadows on a sunny day. They will measure the angle at several times during the day. The process can be repeated each month to gather more data and reinforce concepts.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Paper Plate Education
Author:
Wayne James
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Beautiful Believable Barycenter
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This lesson will help students visualize barycenter and the relationship between the sun and the earth.  Students will use a solar system model to demonstrate barycenter and see the effects of adding other planets into the mix.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Author:
Jeanine Dallimore
Date Added:
02/21/2020
Building a Sundial
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This resource provides background information on how a sundial works and includes directions for making a basic paper sundial.

Subject:
Science
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
OER
Author:
Dr. David P. Stern
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Common Misconceptions about Light, Heat, and the Sun
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This article lists common misconceptions about light, heat, and the sun. It provides formative assessment probes and information about teaching for conceptual change.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Date Added:
07/30/2019
Daylighting Design
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Students explore the many different ways that engineers provide natural lighting to interior spaces. They analyze various methods of daylighting by constructing model houses from foam core board and simulating the sun with a desk lamp. Teams design a daylighting system for their model houses based on their observations and calculations of the optimal use of available sunlight to their structure.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Landon B. Gennetten
Lauren Cooper
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Fun in the Sun & Shade
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In this lesson, students will compare temperatures of soil and water in and out of the sun, and recognize that the sun heats the land and water.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Utah Education Network
Author:
Brenda Hodges
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Hands-On Science and Literacy Activities about Solar Energy
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This article features science lesson plans to teach elementary students about the sun's energy, the relationship between light and heat, albedo, and the absorption of different surfaces. National standards and literacy integrations are provided for each lesson.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Date Added:
07/30/2019
Identifying the Sun as a Source of Light By Observing Shadows
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In this lesson students will investigate shadows and realize that the sun is a source of light. Students will make observations and record their understanding in their science journals.

Subject:
Science
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
OER
Author:
Peggy Greenwaldt, Minnesota Science Teachers Education Project
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Investigating the Water Cycle: Evaporation
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In this water cycle activity, students investigate the evaporation process by participating in an outdoor evaporation experiment held on the school grounds. Students will determine where evaporation takes place the fastest and how nature and humans can affect the process. Observations will be done and data is recorded in each student's science notebook so that the process can be discussed and analyzed.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
OER
Author:
Sondra Tokarczyk, Minnesota Science Teachers Education Project
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Lessons and Activities about Heat and Insulation
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This article highlights lessons and activities for elementary students about heat, insulation, and how animals and people stay warm in cold environments.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Date Added:
07/30/2019
Lunar Cycle 2: The Challenge
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In this interactive resource, students will click and drag pictures of different phases of the moon to complete a calendar of lunar cycles. Narration in the interactive provides ongoing feedback and guidance to the students as they work to complete the patterns. There is also a printable version of this activity, allowing for a hands-on activity where students can physically manipulate illustrations of the phases of the moon, placing them in the correct sequence in lunar cycles.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Author:
Science NetLinks
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Matter Matters
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This is lesson one of the unit Weather Trackers (http://www.beaconlearningcenter.com/unitplan/11468.htm). Students learn by observation and hands-on activities the act of water changing state from a solid to a liquid to a gas.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Reading Foundation Skills
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Beacon Learning Center
Author:
Jennifer Slichter, Santa Rosa District Schools
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Motions of the Sun Simulator
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This simulation explores the sun/Earth connection. It allows variables to be manipulated such as time of year, latitude, angle, annalema, and declination, in teaching seasons.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Author:
Dr. Kevin Lee
Date Added:
02/26/2019
My! What a Sky!
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In this lesson, students will review what objects are found in the day and night skies through text, images, discussion, and an interactive song. Students will verbally identify objects in each sky as assessment.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Beacon Learning Center
Author:
Patti Hurd
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Our Amazing, Powerful Sun
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The purpose of this lesson is to introduce the students to the Sun. They explore various aspects of the Sun including its composition, its interior workings, and its relationship to the Earth.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Brian Kay
Geoffrey Hill
Janet Yowell
Jessica Butterfield
Jessica Todd
Date Added:
09/18/2014