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Are you looking for better ways to integrate Siemens Science Day activities into your teaching? Access the Monthly Theme page to find relevant, interactive activities. Each month's theme is archived.
Students will gain an understanding of the comparative size of the objects in our Solar System and the great distances between them.
Students will plan, construct, test, and modify solar cookers with a variety of materials, collaboratively describe how different materials react to solar energy, and evaluate materials for utilizing solar energy.
Students will gain an understanding of performing a controlled experiment and how different variables affect the distance travelled by a stomp rocket.
Students will participate in a hands-on exploration to observe how varying materials absorb solar energy differently.
In this activity, students investigate the effect that a material can have on the absorption of solar energy. Students create model houses and place different materials on the roof. They then measure the effects of these materials on the temperature inside the house.
Students will make their own weather station, consisting of several home-made versions of real weather measurement equipment and use that equipment to make observations about the local weather.
In this activity, students will build a simple solar cooker. They will make observations and qualitatively describe the melting rate of a piece of chocolate in the cooker.
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Level of Difficulty Scale Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.