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This experimental activity is designed to develop basic understanding of the relationship between the angle of light rays and the area over which the light rays are distributed, and the potential to affect changes in the temperature of materials. Resources needed to conduct this activity include a flashlight, cardboard, protractor and ruler. The resource includes background information, a pre-activity inquiry exploration for students, teaching tips and questions to guide student discussion. This is chapter 4 of Meteorology: An Educator's Resource for Inquiry-Based Learning for Grades 5-9. The guide includes a discussion of learning science, the use of inquiry in the classroom, instructions for making simple weather instruments, and more than 20 weather investigations ranging from teacher-centered to guided and open inquiry investigations.

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    Education Levels:

    • Grade 1
    • Grade 2
    • Grade 3
    • Grade 4
    • Grade 5
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 7
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9
    • Grade 10
    • Grade 11
    • Grade 12

    Keywords:

    NSDL,Grade 5,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Earth's tilt,Earth Science,Physical sciences:Energy,Upper Elementary,The nature of science:The scientific process,Atmospheric science,Seasons,History of science,Middle School,Solar elevation angle,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123935458T,Angle of incidence,Elementary School,Earth and space science:Earth processes:Earth's energy budget,History/Policy/Law,Physics,Earth system science,High School,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Earth and space science:Earth processes:Weather,Geoscience

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    English

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