Explore the affects sunlight has on different colors. This is a great introduction to the scientific method. Age appropriate directions and detailed teacher explanations. A wonderful scientific activity for a sunny day. Aligned to NGSS.
By the end of the investigation students will be able to answer the question:
What is the affect of sunlight on the temperature of different colored paper?
This investigation includes the correlation to *Next Generation Science Standards* performance expectation:
K-PS3-1 Make observations to determine the effect of sunlight on Earth’s surface.
Teachers will love its’ ease of use and watching the students gain understanding in the world around them. Students will love the hands on and being able to share what they learned.
Included with this 14 page download:
*Correlation to the *Next Generation Science Standards
*Background Information and Teacher Tips
*5 Page Investigation Journal
*Independent Investigation for Further Exploration
*Science Investigation Rubric
Black and White Construction Paper
Various colors of paper
Sidewalk and Picnic Tables
Timer or Watch
This investigation is perfect for kindergarten and first graders. It can also be modify for older kids by using thermometers. Great for classrooms, homeschoolers, and scout groups.
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