Eric L Knowlton School
Sixth Grade Science
Solar Energy Layered
Partially Meets Layer: You
must complete 50 points in the PM layer.
Using the vocab handout make a set
of your own flash cards, be ready to have me choose several and quiz
you. (5 points) _____/_____
Make a poster using all the words
in some way. (5 points) ____/____
List the Effects of Heat: Make a
list of 10 words that describe what heat does to materials then explain
each word. ex: scorch (5) ___/___
List Luminous and Nonluminous Light
Sources: Make a list of 10 objects that produce light and another list
of 10 objects that reflect light.(5) ___/___
Choose two of the following Math Extensions (5) ___/___
Math Extension-Problem of the Week page 31
Math Extension-Problem of the Week page 33
Math Extension-Problem of the Week page 35
Math Extension-Problem of the Week
Home/School Connection worksheet
page 37, How many sun-days do you use? (5) ___/___
Home/School Connection worksheet
page 38, Solar Water Heaters (5) ___/___
Choose two Hot Discussion Topics,
read then the answer questions.(5) ___/___
Answer the following questions (2 points each) ___/___
*How can you use what you know about solar energy to make a home that stays cool in the desert?
*How is solar energy used in your community?
*What are some house designs used in other cultures that use solar heating and/or insulations?
*How would people have to change their homes and lives if solar energy were the only source of energy?
*Find out what an analemma is and how it works.
*Find out what photochemical solar
energy is and how it is used.
Response Sheet- Solar Houses Investigation
4 worksheet 22 (5) ___/___
Draw a detailed picture of a modern
solar home, label your drawing, describe all the special solar features
in your home. (10) ___/___
Using the following website play the Energy Heats Games
Using the following website watch the Energy Heats Maine videos
Visit either of the following websites to discover energy careers, read two articles and complete an outline, then find a career which interests you and write a paragraph describing that career.
After researching each word, 1-26, write the dictionary definition then write your own definition . (10) ___/___
Meets Layer: 20 points
Research the sun in history: Find
out more about how observations and knowledge of the Sun figure in ancient
myths and legends in different cultures. Some starting places are Stonehenge,
the Mayan culture and ancient Egypt. You can make a slide show or write
Create a poster showing instructions
for a solar water heater: Write and illustrate a step-by-step plan for
making a solar water heater for use at school or home.
Write to a TV meteorologist: Write
a letter to a local TV meteorologist and find out how the daily air
temperatures are determined? Come up with a list of questions for the
weather expert about air, land, and water temperatures and how they
contribute to local weather.
Hot-Air Challenges: Investigation
4 worksheet 23, complete all four challenges.
Write a letter to your children’s
grandchildren explaining to them how you used the available renewable
resources throughout your lifetime and how you could have improved the
respect you had for Earth when you were growing up.
Exceeds Layer: 30 points
Using photoelectric cells design
a solar-powered device that really works.
Find out about Eratosthenes: Research
who Eratosthenes was, find out how Eratosthenes measured Earth and what
effect his calculations could have had on Christopher Columbus’s voyage
to the Americas.
Using the following website choose
one activity to do at home and then bring in to school to demonstrate. http://www.powersleuth.org/
Assess the energy of the following objects by illustrating the types of energy in each object. A car driving, A car battery, An apple falling, A spring-loaded mouse trap
Next, Assess the energy of the following
objects by stating at least two kinds of energy in each
object. A car driving, A car battery, An apple falling, A spring-loaded