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activities: section 2

Sun

Energy Beads (UV Beads)
Students develop an awareness of ultraviolet light with beads that turn bright colors when exposed to bright light. Students experiment with blocking ultraviolet rays.
Two companies that sell the beads:
Steve Spangler Science
http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/product/1350
Bolek Crafts (Magic Pony Beads)
http://www.bolekscrafts.com/pony_beads.htm

Kinesthetic Astronomy Lesson 1: Sky Time
http://www.spacescience.org/Education/ResourcesForEducators/CurriculumMaterials/Kin_Astro/1.html
Students explore the concepts of rotation, orbits, axis, and seasons through choreographed body movements and positions that provide educational sensory experiences.

Interactive Periodic Table
http://genesismission.jpl.nasa.gov/educate/scimodule/cosmic/ptable.html
Students model the process that Mendeleev used to build the periodic table.

Solar Cookies
After School Astronomy
http://afterschoolastronomy.org/activities/sec/3to5.html
Students model the sun using 4” sugar cookies, icing, and sprinkles.

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