Science in the sun

Science activities and resources about the sun and solar energy as well as science activities that are based outside and suitable for warmer weather!
This teacher resource explains the alternative conceptions students may have about light.

This teacher resource explains the alternative conceptions students may have about light.

STUDENT ACTIVITY: Investigating refraction and spearfishing  - In this activity, students aim spears at a model of a fish in a container of water. When they move their spears towards the fish, they miss! This activity investigates refraction.

STUDENT ACTIVITY: Investigating refraction and spearfishing - In this activity, students aim spears at a model of a fish in a container of water. When they move their spears towards the fish, they miss! This activity investigates refraction.

STUDENT ACTIVITY: Investigating bubbles | In this activity, students learn about the surface tension of water by experimenting with bubbles.

STUDENT ACTIVITY: Investigating bubbles | In this activity, students learn about the surface tension of water by experimenting with bubbles.

STUDENT ACTIVITY: Dig a hole | In this activity, students use a picture book and/or dig a hole to learn more about soil, observation and inference  in science.

STUDENT ACTIVITY: Dig a hole | In this activity, students use a picture book and/or dig a hole to learn more about soil, observation and inference in science.

Citizen Scientists wanted! the Marine Metre Squared project is an easy way for anyone to survey the plants and animals living on their local seashore.

Citizen Scientists wanted! the Marine Metre Squared project is an easy way for anyone to survey the plants and animals living on their local seashore.

UNIT PLAN - You, Me and UV - This teacher resource along with the Science Learning Hub context You, Me and UV is designed to help teachers improve their students’ understanding of UV light and the effects of UV on the human body.

UNIT PLAN - You, Me and UV - This teacher resource along with the Science Learning Hub context You, Me and UV is designed to help teachers improve their students’ understanding of UV light and the effects of UV on the human body.

STUDENT ACTIVITY - Investigating UV intensity - In this activity, students use UV beads to investigate the intensity of UV rays in a range of different situations.

STUDENT ACTIVITY - Investigating UV intensity - In this activity, students use UV beads to investigate the intensity of UV rays in a range of different situations.

STUDENT ACTIVITY -Investigating sunscreens - In this activity, students use UV beads to investigate the effectiveness of different sunscreen lotions.

STUDENT ACTIVITY -Investigating sunscreens - In this activity, students use UV beads to investigate the effectiveness of different sunscreen lotions.

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