Angles of the Sun -- Out Teach

Extensions and Connections

Create models of solar panels and monitor the amount of sun they get during the day.

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Bring in a local company who works with solar panel installation to discuss the steps that go into the work.

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Take a tour of local homes or businesses with solar panels and observe placement.

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Collect data about the angle of the sun at the same point on school grounds over the course of a month or school year. Have students make observations about the change in angle of the sun at different time of day. This can link to the work they will do in 5th grade.