Angles of the Sun -- Out Teach

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Math: Students in these grades will likely have the background knowledge of different kinds of angles ( acute, obtuse, right), however if they do not, allow that academic language to be introduced during the explain portion of this lesson. Acute angles are less than 90 degrees. Right angles are 90 degrees. Obtuse angles are greater than 90 degrees.

Remind students of the outdoor learning expectations: walking not running, don't throw objects, try not to harm plants.

Science: This lesson is based in renewable energy and placement of solar panels. Renewable energy is energy collected from resources which are naturally replenished, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat. Solar panels are a structure that captures that energy and converts it for human use, most times for electricity. Students will also be observing how the sun appears in the sky. Where the sun appears the sky is due to the rotation of the Earth, not the movement of the sun. This is a common misconception with students. When answering student questions or talking about the movement, use language such as " how the sun appears to move" versus "the movement of the sun" to reinforce the concept.