Use tools and materials provided to design and build a structure that will reduce the warming effect of sunlight on an area. K-PS3-2
Clarification Statement: Examples of structures could include umbrellas, canopies, and tents that minimize the warming effect of the sun.
Assessment Boundary: none
Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
Constructing explanations and designing solutions in K–2 builds on prior experiences and progresses to the use of evidence and ideas in constructing evidence-based accounts of natural phenomenon and designing solutions.
Use tools and materials provided to design and build a device that solves a specific problem or a solution to a specific problem. (K-PS3-2)
Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer
Sunlight warms Earth’s surface. (K-PS3-2)
Cause and Effect
Events have causes that generate observable patterns. (K-PS3-2)
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In this lesson students collaborate while planning, constructing, and testing a structure that reduces the warming effect of sunlight on an ice cube. This is the seventh lesson of a nine lesson betterlesson.com unit by Joyce Baumann.
In this unit of study, in a series of six lessons, students will use their observations to develop an understanding that sunlight warms Earth's surface and use their knowledge to design and build a prototype of a structure that will reduce the wa ...
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