1st Grade – CLIMATE: Effect of Daylight and Seasons
The Effect of Daylight and Seasons Kit will engage students in the exploration of how the sun causes changes. Students will investigate how the sun causes visible change while participating in scientific observations and engineering-minded design challenges. They will explore how the seasons change and how this impacts their daily lives in order to design and build a clothing item to fit a specific season. After gathering and analyzing data about daylight, students will determine how the amount of daylight changes with each season. They will use this information in designing an experiment to determine how sunlight affects plant growth. In a culminating engineering design activity, students will utilize their understanding of how the sun can cause changes to develop a communication device for their classroom.