Create Shade to Protect from the Sun
- To explain the problem to solve, their solution, and whether that solution solves the problem.
- To explain that blocking sunlight or providing shade causes a solution to have the desired effect (less warming of the surface.)
Students will enter this lesson knowing that materials get warm in the sun. In this fun follow-up activity, your students will get creative with craft materials. They will figure out how to protect an "animal" and its territory from getting too hot in the sun. What will they build to keep their animals cool?
This lesson connects effortlessly with the How Sunlight Warms the Earth lesson.
NGSS AlignmentThis lesson helps students prepare for these Next Generation Science Standards Performance Expectations:
For each group of 2–3 students, you will need:
For the entire class, you will need:
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Area of Science
Weather & Atmosphere
Warm, cold, shade
Sabine De Brabandere, PhD, Science Buddies
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