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Solar Spin


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    American Association for the Advancement of Science

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Solar Spin

A group of learners models the Sun shining on the Earth. By rotating the Earth, they demonstrate how the Sun only shines on a portion of the Earth at a time. Learners understand why there are different time zones around the Earth, and why it is daytime in some countries when it is nighttime in other countries. When learners set up a free account at Kinetic City, they can answer bonus questions at the end of the activity as a quick assessment. As a larger assessment, learners can complete the Smart Attack game after they've completed several activities.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Demonstration

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • Bright flashlight
  • 3-8 people

Subjects


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth Structure
      • Earth, Moon and Sun
    • Earth, Moon and Sun
      • Days
    • Solar System
      • The Sun

Informal Categories


  • Physical Activity

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • use mouse
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Components that are part of this resource:

Includes assesments for student learning

This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, American Association for the Advancement of Science, ©2009

Funding Source:

  • National Science Foundation

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