Thursday, April 24, 2014

Springing into Science Blog Hop- Let the Sun Shine!

It's time to spring into science! I've teamed up with some blogger friends to bring you some great science ideas, freebies, and giveaways.

I don't know about you, but I am so excited to see the sun out!!!!  The winter has been way too long this year! We celebrated the sunshine in my classroom by integrating language arts into our science sun unit.

We started off with a simple is/has/can chart. As we gained new information we added it to the chart. The students added their sun facts to the chart on sun diecuts.  The students were able to complete their own is/has/can chart and use the facts to write informational reports on the sun.

Part of our Virginia SOL standard is to interpret the relationship of the sun's position in the sky and the general time of day.  We sang a fun song and completed a graphic organizer to help them remember. I love their individual interpretations!

Of course the best part of the unit was the experiments! We experimented to see if ice would melt faster in sun or shade, the difference in water temperature in sun and shade, and the difference in air temperature in sun and shade.  Each experiment had a foldable recording sheet where the students could record their predictions on the front and results on the inside.  You can grab a free copy of the ice melting experiment here.

If you want to have some fun in the sun in your classroom check out my Let the Sun Shine mini science unit.  It includes 37 pages of sun fun that integrates science and language arts. 

Follow my adventures and enter to win a free copy!  I'll be giving away two free copies to share my sunshine!

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  1. We love your "is, has, can" chart as well as the worksheet where the children drew the sun's position in the sky. Looks great! We are your newest followers!
    Thank you so much for the freebie!! It is adorable! We love teaching our children about the solar system. We are looking forward to using your game.
    We are you newest followers! Glad to have found you!
    Kelly and Kim’s Kindergarten Kreations

    1. Thanks! I enjoyed finding some fun ideas on your blog to use this week with my plant unit!

  2. You have some awesome ideas! I'm pinning some for next year. We covered space/sun earlier in the year.

    Enchanted Kinder Garden

    1. Thanks! Glad you could find something you could use!

  3. Your unit looks great! I love the shade/sun experiment! :)

    1. Thanks! It was a lot of fun to teach!