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Hands-on Solar Energy Activities for Science, SS, & ELA

Grade Level Grades K-2
Resource Type Lesson Plan
Standards Alignment
Civic Life (C3) Framework for State Social Studies Standards, Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards

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Access Free Lesson Plan Here: Sun Up, Sun Down

In this lesson, students learn about the role the sun plays in our daily lives and how solar energy can be used.

Step 1 - Inquire: Students listen and respond to the text Sun Up, Sun Down by Gail Gibbons.

Step 2 - Investigate: Students investigate the different roles that the sun plays in our daily lives.

Step 3 - Inspire: Students create a representation of learning and share the importance of renewable energy.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to recall information and answer questions. 
  • Students will be able to describe the jobs that the sun does. 
  • Students will be able to explain how solar energy works and why it is a good choice.

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Sun Up, Sun Down - SubjectToClimate - SML.pdf

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April 24, 2023
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Standards

Make observations to determine the effect of sunlight on Earth's surface.
Identify ways to take action to help address local, regional, and global problems.
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.

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