Angles of the Sun -- Out Teach

Engage

Ask: What do you know about solar power? What about renewable and non-renewable energy?

Accept answers. If students do not have familiarity, briefly describe.

Ask: If we were asked to place solar panels on this

Discuss that people need to know the angles of the sun to solve "Real-world" problems for things like growing food and using solar power.

Explain that today they will find the angle of the sun relative to locations around the school building in order to determine placement for solar panels.

Note: If your class has never discussed solar panels or renewable energy, but has focused on growing plants and the amount of sunlight they need, this activity can be shifted with a real-world focus to the needs of certain plants.