Hypothesizing Why Solar Beads Change Color (Lesson 1)

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Leah Gorman
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30 min
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Students will be introduced to the vocabulary of observation, hypothesis, and evidence. Students will use the process of science discourse where people respectfully listen and disagree with each other’s ideas.

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The purpose of this activity is to introduce the idea that sunlight is energy and that this energy can be absorbed, converted into heat, or even cause a chemical reaction to occur. This lesson is also an introduction to the process of science, involving observation, hypothesis, testing, introducing evidence and respectfully listening to differences of opinion.

Science Kit Material(s) Used

UV Color Changing Beads

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Cups • Rulers • String