Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Learning About Sun and Shade

As part of our science curriculum this year, we will be using the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to address specific topics.  Last week we took a few days to learn about weather and climate.   We talked about the sun (where it is, what it is made up of, etc.) and most importantly that the sun is VERY HOT!  The idea of using shade to help keep us cool came up during our discussion. One of the standards we are working on is K-PS3-2: Use tools and materials to design and build a structure that will reduce the warming effect of sunlight on an area.  The assignment was to build a shade structure so their monster can still play outdoors, but not be in direct sunlight.

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