Keeping it Cool With Solar: Hot Spot/Cool Spot
Students will consider and pose questions about what type of energy source can cause an ice cube to melt.
Students will explore how the sun affects the Earth’s surface on the playground.
Students will analyze data to understand how the sun affects the earth’s surface on the
Students will link the idea of sun/shade to hot/cool.
This is the first lesson where K-2 students will investigate the effect of sunlight on the earth’s surface (K- PS3-1). The students will observe a video of an ice cube melting as the anchoring phenomenon for the unit. In this first lesson, students will explore the playground areas to observe hot and cool areas, and how they correlate to sun and shade.