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Shining a Light on Solar Energy: Division 1 (Grades K-3) Lessons

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Lesson Summary

Where does light come from?

Create “I-statements” to describe the differences between and the similarities shared by different light sources.

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In this lesson, students explore the properties of various sources of light. The lesson begins with students learning how to use a Venn diagram to sort similarities and differences. Students then explore characteristics of light from two sources, a light bulb and the sun. To conclude the lesson, students write “I-statements” to describe the characteristics of each light source in the appropriate sections of a Venn diagram.

What are the important differences between renewable and non-renewable resources?

Classify the materials and resources used to make everyday objects.

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In this lesson, students explore the differences between renewable and non-renewable resources. To begin the challenge, students are asked to identify the materials and resources from which two common items are made. After discovering that most everyday products are made from non-renewable and renewable resources, students identify the differences between the two types of resources. They use this knowledge to classify the materials and resources that common items are made of. To conclude the lesson, students identify the important differences between renewable and nonrenewable resources.

Where does energy come from?

Create three important questions about the resources that are used to generate electricity in Alberta.

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In this lesson, students develop important questions about the resources used to generate electricity in Alberta. To begin, students develop the criteria for an important question. Students are then provided with images depicting the resources used to generate electricity in Alberta. After making observations about the images, students develop questions about an assigned resource. Students discover more about the resource, then use this information to refine their questions. Working in groups, they then develop three important questions about an assigned resource. The lesson concludes with the class selecting the three most important questions to ask about the resources used to generate electricity in Alberta.

Funded by Government of Alberta

This project was funded by the Community Environment Action Grant program.