Effects of the Sun on Our Planet (Grades 2-4)
Students observe how the sun's rays can cause evaporation and discuss its role in the weather cycle. They discover what the sun's energy brings to plants. They examine how different types of technology can enhance the amount of solar energy.
16 Views 58 Downloads
Planetary Distances on the Playground
There's no need to stay inside; get out of the classroom and create a scaled map of the solar system on your playground field! In collaborative groups, scholars identify the distance between the sun and other planets, place planet...
3rd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Global Warming: How Humans are Affecting Our Planet
Earth's temperatures are slowly rising as a result of increased greenhouse gases being trapped. Humans contribute to this effect by burning quite a bit of fossil fuels. The danger of sea levels rising is a real threat that we need to...
8 mins 4th - 8th Science
ESS3C - Human Impacts on Earth Systems
The human impact on the earth's systems often has unintended consequences. A comprehensive video lesson builds a progression for teaching the standards ESS3C in elementary through secondary classrooms. Instruction focuses on the human...
6 mins K - 12th Science
Racing with the Sun: Creating a Solar Car
As the cost of oil continues to rise and the environmental impacts of emissions become more widespread, the demand for alternative energy sources for cars is huge. In an engaging and challenging week-long lesson, your upper-elementary or...
4th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable