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119 resources with the concept sunlight

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The Sun Helps Things Grow

For Students 2nd
In this sunlight activity, 2nd graders focus on things that need energy from the sun in order to grow. Students color the 5 pictures that require the sun for survival.
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The Sun Helps Things Grow

For Students 2nd Standards
In this sunlight worksheet, 2nd graders focus on things that need energy from the sun in order to grow. Students color the 5 pictures that require the sun for survival.
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How is the Sun Important to the Earth?

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this sun worksheet, students will write down 4 facts about the sun and come up with a conclusion about the importance of the sun based on their facts. This worksheet is a graphic organizer.
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What is Weather?

For Students 6th - 8th
In this weather worksheet, students photograph and record the weather conditions for a week. Then they list the types of clouds observed and the weather conditions they noted associated with each cloud type. Students also write a...
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Sunlight & Soil

For Students 4th - 5th
In this earth science worksheet on sunlight and soil, students use data collected in a chart to construct two graphs. Following, they answer five questions as they relate to the experiment performed.
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Snow Goggles And Limiting Sunlight

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate the effects of light radiation on the human eyes. They construct a pair of snow goggles that are used to see how a filter can protect the eyes from radiation. Then students explain how the scientific method can...
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Measuring Shadows

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students determine the pattern (length and direction) of shadows cast by sunlight during several month period, and develop interpretation of daily and seasonal patterns and variations observed.
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Reasons for the Seasons

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders conduct and analyze a survey that explores public perceptions about the reasons for seasonal change. They measure the changing length of days, observe shadows and discuss how the Earth's axis of rotation affects the seasons.
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Heating the Earth

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore how the angle of sunlight affects the Earth's temperature and seasons and then apply this understanding to their local situation.
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Photosynthesis

For Students 6th - 12th
In this biology activity, students answer 12 short-answer and fill in the blank questions about sunlight, cell production, and plant growth. This basic activity would make a good homework assignment.
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Investigating Heat Energy

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students investigate how heat energy affects the Earth and what happens to cold parts of the world. In this heat energy lesson plan, students complete 2 experiments with sunlight and read about animals in worksheets provided.
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Measuring the Speed of Light

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore physics by completing measurement problems in class. In this speed of light lesson, students discuss the importance of knowing the speed of light and how it affects many aspects of human life on Earth. High...
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Solar

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students study solar energy.  In this renewable energy lesson students complete several lab activities using different controls and variables. 
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Introduction to Earth's Ecosystem

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders observe the affect of sunlight and water on an ecosystem. In this ecosystems lesson, 6th graders begin by comparing a desert to the tundra. Students go outside the classroom and observe how sunlight and water can affect a...
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Using Solar Energy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students experiment to determine the effect of solar energy on the temperature of water. In this renewable resources instructional activity, students measure the temperature of water in a flask that is exposed to sunlight. They relate...
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It's Hot

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders examine the effect of sunlight on the earth. Individually, they pick an article of clothing out of a bag and sort themselves based on the color of the shirt and whether it should be worn on a cold or a hot day. To end the...
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Is It Hot in the Light?

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders make observations about the temperature of items in direct sunlight. In groups, they discuss why asphalt, brick and cement are warmer than items surrounding them. To end the lesson, they examine how heat transfers energy...
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Sunlight Necklaces

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders review the placement and role of the sun in the solar system. Using beads, they create a necklace which they can use to identify the amount of sunlight is being illuminated. In groups, they record observations on the...
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WorldWatcher Activity: What Happens to Sunlight?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine a set of data to try to determine the amount of cloud cover. In groups, they make a list of items that reflect light in the atmosphere and how different amounts of it can change the temperature. Using WorldWatcher,...
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Plants of the Tropical Rainforest

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students experiment with the growth of philodendron plants in different amounts of sunlight. They complete a gardening notebook including plant sketches and growth data.
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Science: How Tall Are Plants

For Teachers 1st
First graders investigate plant growth and examine what factors contribute to plant growth. They keep a class chart of plant growth and write about and illustrate their conclusions.
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Exploring the Sun's Role in Living Systems

For Teachers K - 8th
Students create graphic organizer webs that illustrate their thinking about seasonal physical and biological changes caused by changes in sunlight. They identify the central role of sunlight in living systems.
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Investigation 3 - What is Moonlight?

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders observe a demonstration explaining that the moon reflects sunlight in ordr to shine.