Sun in Space

Our Place in Space: Tracking the Earth's Path Around the Sun

Grades:
1-3
Learning Goal(s):
Students will be able describe how the Earth orbits the Sun and how the tilt of the planet creates the seasons by recording the ‘Sun’s path’ in our sky in the fall, winter, and spring.
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Author:
Jamie Repasky
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Estimated Activity Length:
6 hours
Sun in Space

Our Place in Space: Cosmic Ray Detector

Grades:
3-5
Learning Goal(s):
• Students will discuss how energy from the sun is transmitted in a variety of forms that perform different amounts of work. • Students will identify multiple pieces of evidence that demonstrate energy being transmitted from the sun.
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Author:
Jamie Repasky
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Estimated Activity Length:
1 hour
Sun in Space

Our Place in Space: Cosmic Rays

Grades:
3-5
Learning Goal(s):
Students will learn how the sun affects their school by measuring the temperature at different locations around the building in the fall, winter, and spring. They will learn how to measure solar energy and look for trends in temperature and solar power over the year. These trends will then be used to investigate how energy reaches Earth from the Sun.
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