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ERIC Number: EJ1115164
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Made for the Shade
Kitagawa, Laura
Science and Children, v53 n5 p34-40 Jan 2016
What is the Sun? What effect does it have on the Earth? How do we protect ourselves from the Sun's harmful rays? These are a few of the questions the author wanted her kindergarten students to explore regarding the Sun and solar energy. Using the "Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS) framework that notes kindergarten students should be able to "make observations to determine the effect of sunlight on Earth's surface" and "use tools and materials to design and build a structure that will reduce the warming effect of sunlight on an area," this article describes a hands-on creative task where students make lizards using special UV-sensitive pony beads that change color when exposed to the Sun's ultraviolet radiation, and design houses that protect their UV-sensitive lizards from the Sun.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A