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In this activity, learners use multiple thermometers, placed at different angles, and a lamp to investigate why some places on Earth's surface are much hotter than others.
In this experiment, learners work in teams to investigate how the color of a surface influences its ability to reflect light and therefore heat.
In this activity, learners will make their own prism and use a glass of water to separate sunlight into different colors.
In this activity, learners make a solar oven. Learners witness the awesome power of the sun to make a yummy treat--a chocolate chip cookie!
In this activity, learners make scale models of the Sun and Earth out of paper mache.
In this activity, learners make their own flip book that shows real solar flares erupting from the Sun in November 2000. Step-by-step instructions are included with photos.
In this activity, learners use tonic water to detect ultraviolet (UV) light from the Sun and explore the concept of fluorescence.
This activity (on page 2 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Doghouse Design) is a full inquiry investigation into absorption and reflection of radiant energy.
In this online game, learners must purchase power plants for their city.
In this activity, learners build a simple solar oven out of household materials to melt chocolate and marshmallow between graham crackers--known as s'mores.
In this design challenge activity, learners design and build a solar hot water heater. Their goal is to create a heater that yields the highest temperature change.
In this activity (page 11 of PDF), learners compare the air pressure within a dark and a light bottle both heated by the sun, and discover that solar energy can be collected and stored in many ways
Learners work in teams to design and build solar water heating devices that mimic those used in residences to capture energy in the form of solar radiation and convert it to thermal energy.
In this physical sciences activity, learners explore how passive solar design increases energy efficiency.
This activity helps learners understand how the angle of the Sun affects temperatures around the globe.
In this activity, learners build their own magnetometer using an empty soda bottle, magnets, laser pointer, and household objects.
In this activity, learners explore how light and dark colored objects absorb the Sun's radiations at different rates.
In this activity, learners make their own solar oven to bake s'mores and learn about how solar energy is absorbed on Earth.
In this activity, learners use chocolate to explore how the Sun transfers heat to the Earth through radiation.
In this activity, learners investigate passive solar building design with a focus solely on heating.