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Science - Earth Science
Standard 3 Objective 1
3 class periods of 45 minutes each
Students will determine the relationship between the angle of the sun and the length of shadow it projects. Students will understand how the tilt of Earth causes this angle change, and affects temperatures in certain regions and thus causes seasons.
Notes to Teacher:
Each data collection should be recorded at the same time of day. The longer you collect data, the clearer the pattern will be to your students. Plan to avoid a daylight savings change but if you can chart the sun over a solstice (Dec. 22 most likely) this would be very instructive.
Students should understand the angle of isolation and solar radiation. It would be helpful to complete the Angle of Insolation lab before you begin this lab.
Answers to Analysis Questions:
Answers will vary but should be detailed and relevant. Students should also use complete sentences.
Sample Grading Rubric:
Lesson Design by Jordan School District Teachers and Staff.