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This is an activity about the concept of direct versus indirect sunlight. Learners construct and use a sun angle analyzer to investigate the effect of angle on area illuminated. The fraction of light on each square of the analyzer is then calculated and compared. A discussion at the end relates the results to the amount of sunlight falling on different parts of the Earth and the effect this has on temperature and seasons. Reprinted with permission from the Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS).

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    • Grade 1
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    • Grade 5
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    • Grade 12

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    oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123345745T,Middle School,NSDL,Upper Elementary,Grade 5,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Heliophysics,Elementary School,Earth and space science:Solar system:The sun,Space science,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Earth and space science:Earth, moon and sun:Seasons,SDO,Geoscience,Earth and space science:Earth, moon and sun:Days,Space Science

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    English

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