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Sun Structures

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Kindergarten students at Duffield Elementary are learning about the weather, along with the role the sun plays in changing various weather patterns. As a culminating STEM activity, the students were presented with a problem - can you build a structure that would protect an ice cube from the sun?

After carefully viewing the materials available, the next step was to draw a model of what they wanted to build. With their efforts combined and ideas formulated, the students engaged in trial and error study, building and revising structures to best protect their ice cube from the sun’s rays. Along the way, they highly enjoyed planning and solving a problem, just like a real scientist.