All American Sun Oven

Heat Conduction of Different Materials

Grades:
4-5
Learning Goal(s):
Students will learn that the material of the item that they choose to cook their egg in matters because different materials conduct heat differently. Students will compare insulators with conductors. Students will determine the purpose of conductors within a solar oven.
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Lesson Number:
10
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Author:
Debbie Abel
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Estimated Activity Length:
50 min
All American Sun Oven

Insulation

Grades:
4-5
Learning Goal(s):
Students will learn that they can increase the temperature inside of their solar ovens with insulation. Students will determine what makes a good insulator. Students will make observations about different types of insulators. Students will discuss real world examples of insulators.
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Lesson Number:
9
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Author:
Debbie Abel
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Estimated Activity Length:
50 min
All American Sun Oven

Professional Sun Oven

Grades:
4-5
Learning Goal(s):
Students will learn how a professional solar oven works. Students will make scientific observations about the functionality of a solar oven. Students will practice prototyping through their own sketches of a solar oven.
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Lesson Number:
8
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Author:
Debbie Abel
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Estimated Activity Length:
50 min
Solar Boat Race

Analyze Data and Develop Conclusions

Grades:
4-6
Learning Goal(s):
Students will analyze data from the solar boat races and develop conclusions. Students will write out their conclusions in a clear, articulate manner that demonstrates the usage of evidence from their own observations. Students will determine specific uses for quantitative vs. qualitative data in science experiments.
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Solar Boat Science Investigation

Grades:
4-6
Learning Goal(s):
Students will design an investigation to test three models of solar vehicles. Students will justify which materials will be used in their construction. Students will be able to support their design with reasoning. Students will determine different methods of collecting data from their experiment relating to three types of solar boats.
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Lesson Number:
6
Author:
Carol Patrick
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Estimated Activity Length:
50 min
2-Volt, 500mA Solar Modules

How Do Solar Panels Work?

Grades:
4-6
Learning Goal(s):
Students will be able to describe, in basic terms, the way that electricity is generated from a solar cell. Students will be able to determine that energy from the sun is being converted directly into electricity. Students will understand that this electrical energy that is produced in this energy transfer is able to perform the work required within a small load.
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Lesson Number:
4
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Author:
Carol Patrick
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Estimated Activity Length:
1 hour
Energy Transformations

What is Energy Transfer?

Grades:
4-6
Learning Goal(s):
Students will obtain the foundational knowledge of energy sources and forms of energy. In addition, students will learn that energy can transfer from one form to another. Students will be able to match images of energy transformations to their respected vocabulary.
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Lesson Number:
2
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Author:
Carol Patrick
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Estimated Activity Length:
2 hours
Energy Transformations

What is Energy?

Grades:
4-6
Learning Goal(s):
Students will obtain the foundational knowledge of energy sources and forms of energy. In addition, students will learn that energy can transfer from one form to another. Students will build the understanding that there are different types of energy and many can not be directly observed.
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Unit:
Lesson Number:
1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:
Author:
Carol Patrick
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Estimated Activity Length:
1 hour