The Sun
We will finish our week with a lesson about the sun. Did you know that the sun is actually a star? Did you know that the sun actually brings heat, warmth, and energy to the Earth?

Today’s Activities

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Here Comes the Sun

Let’s get WARMED up today with a famous song by The Beatles. Follow the words on the video and sing along. Did you notice how many sight words were in that song? Be sure to keep practicing your words while you are learning at home.

Follow along with this nonfiction picture book, The Sun Our Nearest Star. Use this graphic organizer, or any piece of paper, to identify the main topic and key details from the text.

 

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Telling Time

Earlier this week you watched a short video about a sundial. A sundial is an instrument that shows the time by using the shadow of the sun. Let’s review telling time today.

  • You will need a piece of paper and a pencil.
  • Fold your paper into four equal parts.
  • In the first box, draw a circle. This will be a clock.
  • At the top of the clock, write the number 12.
  • Directly below the 12, at the bottom of the clock, write the number 6.
  • Then, write the number 3 and number 9.
  • Finally, fill in the other numbers.
  • Repeat this three more times so that you have a total of four clocks.

You can peek at this clock sample to be sure you numbered your clock face correctly.

  • Draw the hands on your clocks to show these times: 5:00, 5:30, 11:00, 11:30
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The Sun is Hot!

One key detail that was discussed in the story, The Sun Our Nearest Star, is that the sun is very hot.

Set up a mini-experiment outside to show just how hot it is!

Place one cup of ice in the shade and one cup of ice in the sun. Make a prediction about which cup ice will melt the fastest. How long do you think it will take? You could set a timer, if you have one, to collect this data for your experiment.

Here is another fun idea that you can do, when you have some extra time, maybe on a weekend or during summer vacation. Make Solar S’Mores!

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Protection from the Sun

You have learned that the sun is important in helping plants grow and that solar energy can be used in many ways. Did you know that the UV rays from the sun can be harmful? That is why it is important that we protect our bodies from the sun.

Can you think of any ways to keep your body safe in the sun?

Pretend you are going to the beach. Pack a bag with items that you need to stay safe in the sun. This coloring page will help give you some ideas.

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Get Outside!

Find some time today to get outside. Remember, to stay safe in the sun by wearing sunscreen. Here are some ideas of activities you could try: Hula hooping, dribbling with a soccer ball, shooting baskets with a basketball, going for a bike ride, jumping on your trampoline, or playing hopscotch.

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Sun Catcher

Make a suncatcher using a plastic lid, white or clear glue, a toothpick, and food coloring.

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