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ERIC Number: EJ983613
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Solar Energy: Fun in the Sun
Keppler, Mary Lee
Science and Children, v49 n8 p36-39 Apr 2012
Summer brings to mind the joys of vacation and spending time outdoors. The author looks forward to the summer months, particularly June--that's when they hold Junior Naturalist Camp at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, Florida. While she enjoys each day of camp, one in particular really brings out her inner student--Solar Energy Day. The Sun is a universal object with endless possibilities for exploration, and on Solar Energy Day, students learn more about it through books, crafts, and investigations. Even though they're located in sunny South Florida, the activities they use can be implemented across the globe and with students of all ages. This article describes the solar activities they use in more detail and provides a model for teachers who wish to replicate these activities in their classrooms. (Contains 1 figure and 7 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida