Step 2: Teach Lesson
Begin the lesson by playing the Beatles song, “Here Comes the Sun”.
Introduce the unit by having the student brainstorm as many words or phrases that have the word sun in them. (e.g., sunbeam,
Sunday, sundae, suntan, sunburn, sunscreen, Sun Chips, sunlight, sunstroke, Sun Bear, etc.)
Have three paper suns cut out of yellow paper.
The three suns will be the KWL chart. In the first sun write down all of the things the student knows about the sun. In the second sun
write down what the student wants to learn. At the end of the unit write down what the student learned in the third sun. Hang the suns
in the room and add to them as needed.
Next, pass out construction paper, scissors, glue, and rulers to make temperature pockets.
Instruct the student to measure two 6” x 6” inch squares of each color. Glue three sides together to form a pocket.
Review how to read a thermometer.
The student will place strip thermometers inside the pockets and place all four pockets outside in the sun for the first part of the
The student will predict what they think the temperatures will be for each color of pocket.
Check the pockets periodically for morning temperatures and for afternoon temperatures.
Record temperatures. *Variations may include placing the pockets in a shaded area and check for temperatures during the following