The Early Years: The Sun's Energy

by: Peggy Ashbrook

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Understanding the connection between the Sun’s energy and sustaining life is difficult for preschoolers, but learning about these concepts through both long and short-term activities captures children’s short attention spans. Activities such as growing plants in sunlight and without light, playing with light and shadow, and making “sun prints” explore light—in this case how the Sun’s light is different from lamplight.

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 3/1/2007Stock # sc07_044_07_18Volume 044Issue 07

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