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Make observations to determine the effect of sunlight on Earth's surface.

 
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Black or White-An Inquiry Activity about Energy Absorption and Reflection

Kindergarten Science » Unit: The Sun and Our Solar System
Kindergarten Science » Unit: The Sun and Our Solar System
Joyce Baumann
Cold Spring, MN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Black or white? Which color does a better job of keeping an ice cube from melting? The students will find out during this investigation.

 
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Exploring Day and Night

Kindergarten Science » Unit: The Sun and Our Solar System
Kindergarten Science » Unit: The Sun and Our Solar System
Joyce Baumann
Cold Spring, MN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Kindergarteners hold many misconceptions about the sun and why we have days and nights. This experiment will allow them to gain an understanding of these concepts.

 
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day and night
   

Soil Secrets - Collection Time!

Kindergarten Science » Unit: Guardians of the Ground
Kindergarten Science » Unit: Guardians of the Ground
Linda Berger
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How is soil connected to the earth?

 
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Senses Help Scientists

Kindergarten Science » Unit: Me, Myself and I
Kindergarten Science » Unit: Me, Myself and I
Joanne  Clapp
Lexington Park, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Using our five senses helps improve our observational skills.

 
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Exploring the Sun

Kindergarten Science » Unit: The Sun and Our Solar System
Kindergarten Science » Unit: The Sun and Our Solar System
Joyce Baumann
Cold Spring, MN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

A melting ice cube serves as the spring board for students building understanding about properties of the sun.

 
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Learning about the Sun

Kindergarten Science » Unit: The Sun and Our Solar System
Kindergarten Science » Unit: The Sun and Our Solar System
Joyce Baumann
Cold Spring, MN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students see the sun almost every day, but do they really understand what the sun is and its important role in our lives? This lesson will help them build a basic understanding about the sun.

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Futher Exploration of Day and Night

Kindergarten Science » Unit: The Sun and Our Solar System
Kindergarten Science » Unit: The Sun and Our Solar System
Joyce Baumann
Cold Spring, MN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Defining what happens during the day and the night can be a difficult concept for kindergarten students. This lesson helps them expand their understanding.

 
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night and day
   

Exploring the Four Seasons

Kindergarten Science » Unit: The Sun and Our Solar System
Kindergarten Science » Unit: The Sun and Our Solar System
Joyce Baumann
Cold Spring, MN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students will get great practice categorizing characteristics of each season in this literacy linked lesson.

 
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earth rotation
   

Some Sun!-Sun or Shade

Kindergarten Science » Unit: Some Sun!
Kindergarten Science » Unit: Some Sun!
Linda Berger
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Why do plants need sunlight?

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Some Sun!-Evaporation Station

Kindergarten Science » Unit: Some Sun!
Kindergarten Science » Unit: Some Sun!
Linda Berger
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How does the sun affect a plant’s water?

 
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Soil Secrets - What's in Soil?

Kindergarten Science » Unit: Guardians of the Ground
Kindergarten Science » Unit: Guardians of the Ground
Linda Berger
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Why does the origin of soil matter?

 
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