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Sensing Energy

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Overview:
Students perform simple experiments using UV detection beads to explore unseen energy produced by the sun.

Author/Source:
AAAS Science NetLinks

Grade:
3-5

Discipline:
Physical Sciences, Space science

Time:
Two 45 minute periods

Concepts:
Correspondence to the Next Generation Science Standards is indicated in parentheses after each relevant concept. See our conceptual framework for details.

  • Scientists ask and address questions. (P1, P3, NOS4)

  • Scientists base their ideas on evidence from the natural world. (P3)

  • Scientific ideas may change with new evidence. (NOS3)

  • Scientists observe, explore, discover, and communicate with one another.

  • Scientific observations can be made directly with our own senses or may be made indirectly through the use of tools. (P3)

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