How does the Sun's Angle Affect Temperature
Fourth graders place thermometers on a table at different angles and record initial temperatures. They predict which thermometer heat fastest. They add heat from a heat lamp and record temperatures. They analyze the data and make conclusions.
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Shadows, Angles, and the Seasons
Shine some light on the topic of seasonal change with this collection of activities. Whether it's by measuring the change in the length of their shadows, or modeling the earth's orbit around the sun using a lamp and a globe, these simple...
3rd - 7th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Make Your Own Temperature Scale
Differentiate between temperature and thermal energy. Your class will build a thermometer using simple materials and develop their own scale for measuring temperature. Discuss with your class and consider why engineers need to understand...
3rd - 5th Technology & Engineering
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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