Harnessing Solar Energy

How does additional daylight hours affect people and nature? With the help from the legend Maui and the Sun and a grand conversation, scholars complete a graphic organizer to distinguish between the positive and negative effects that increased daylight has on us and the world in which we live. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Post focus questions on a classroom blog for learners to discuss at home prior to the lesson or in class when time permits 
  • Visit the library or search on mobile learning devices to find additional information on solar energy 
  • Direct pupils to investigate the energy sources at their home and report whether or not their appliances use solar energy
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson was designed to accompany the legend, Maui and the Sun
  • The extension activity requires a solar calculator 
Pros

  • Provides a synopsis of the story
  • The lesson plan is clear and written in detail 
Cons

  • None