Dye in Water

Developing a Model of Thermal Energy, Atoms, and Molecules

Grades:
6-8
Learning Goal(s):
Students will develop a model through collaborative inquiry to explain thermal kinetic energy and predict the outcome when heat is added to a substance. Students will build argumentation from evidence skills through collaborative sense-making and gallery walk presentations. Students will develop a model of atomic and molecular structures.  
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Lerato Cooks Up a Plan

Grades:
4-5
Learning Goal(s):
Students will identify a real world problem that can be solved using solar energy. Students determine how the sun can be harnessed without generating electricity from it.
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Lesson Number:
7
Author:
Debbie Abel
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Estimated Activity Length:
50 min
Earth Sun

Saving Lives with Solar Ovens

Grades:
3-5
Energy Content:
Learning Goal(s):
Students will learn about different solar cooker designs and how they function. Students will learn the customs, jobs, food and clothing of people in different countries of Africa.
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