K-PS3-2

Use tools and materials to design and build a structure that will reduce the warming effect of sunlight on an area.

 
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A Place in the Shade-An Engineering Challenge

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:

Even kindergarteners can participate in the engineering and design process in this challenge in which they try to keep an ice cube from melting.

 
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umbrella
   

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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black or white
   

Still Looking for Shade-A Design and Engineering Challenge Continues

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:

The students have previously participated in a design and engineering challenge. Now it is time for the student to see if they can improve their structures!

 
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beach umbrella
   

Some Sun!- Too Much Sun

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

How can the sun hurt certain plants?

Standards:
 
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too much sun image
   

Some Sun!-Assessment

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

Why is sun important?

Standards:
 
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some sun assessment image
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