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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.
Dig a hole, line it, fill it with fresh water, and you have a water hole: a good place to study colonization.
In this biology activity (page 3 of the PDF), learners will explore how plants turn sunlight into food through a process called photosynthesis.
In this activity, learners explore how the power of the sun can be harnessed to heat and cool a building.
Like water drops in falling rain, a CD separates white light into all the colors that make it up.
In this activity, learners experiment and observe how the color of materials that cover the Earth affects the amounts of sunlight our planet absorbs.
In this lesson that includes hands-on activities and demonstrations, learners discover that it is the tilt of the Earth's axis (not its proximity to the sun) that causes the seasons.
In this activity, learners experiment with shadows and light sources to understand the relationship between the angle illumination and the shadow's length.
In this activity, learners explore why the sky is blue. Learners model the scattering of light by the atmosphere, which creates the blue sky and red sunset, using a flashlight and clear glue sticks.
Learners test their "light-smarts" by playing a game called "Light Quest!" The game board represents an atom and each player represents an electron that has been bumped into the atom's outer unstable
In this activity, learners discover that one way to cool an object in the presence of a heat source is to increase the distance from it or change the angle at which it is faced.
In this math-based activity, learners model the intensity of light at various distances from a light source, and understand how astronomers measure the amount of sunlight that hits our planet and othe
In this activity, learners make a miniature greenhouse or "terrarium" to explore the greenhouse effect.
In this activity on page 27, learners perform an experiment to learn about how different types of marine debris degrade and how weather and sunlight affect the rate of degradation.
In this activity, learners make a photographic image—without a camera!
This activity uses a special paper that can create images with exposure to the Sun. Collect objects of different shapes and sizes and use them to make interesting patterns on your sun print.
Learners follow directions to construct a solar oven that really cooks! The solar oven uses aluminum foil to reflect sunlight into a cooking chamber, which is painted black.
In this hands-on activity, learners investigate the functional design of leaves on a tree.
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.