The Zula Sun Remote Learning Kit contains all the materials needed for your K-5 students to have engaging hands-on STEM experiences in their homes.
The kit has three missions through which students will explore the power of the sun. In one mission, students will find out about the sun and shadows by building and experimenting with a sundial. Students will explore light in another mission by experimenting with light and mirrors and making stained glass art. In another mission, students will learn about the layers of the sun and the properties of sunlight by experimenting with UV beads. Each mission contains multiple hands-on activities.
Mission activity guides are easy to follow, allowing teachers or parents to guide students through the activities virtually or in person.
All the materials needed for all activities are included in the kit:
- Science Journal
- Dry Erase Marker
- Laminated Activity Sheet
- Plastic Clips
- Mirror Squares
- Planet Zula Cutout
- Spaceship Suncatcher Frame
- Tissue Paper Squares
- Suction Cup
- Clear Contact Paper
- Translucent Paper
- Cardboard Frame
- Zula Patrol Silhouettes
- Black Cardstock
- Nature Print Paper
- Transparent Sheet
- Cardboard Sheet
- Pipe Cleaners
- Google Eyes
- Spaceship Cutouts
- Laminated Shields
- Zip Bags
- UV Beads
- Round Foil Pan
- Cardboard Disc
- Measuring Tape
- Sidewalk Chalk
- Activity Printouts
These Next Generation Science Standards are covered in the Sun Remote Learning Kit:
K-PS3-1 – Make observations to determine the effect of sunlight on Earth’s surface.
1-ESS1-1 – Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.
1-PS4-2 – Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that objects can be seen only when illuminated.
1-PS4-3 – Plan and conduct an investigation to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light.
2-PS1-1 – Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.
2-PS1-2 – Analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose.
K-2-ETS1-1 – Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
K-2-ETS1-2 – Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.
K-2-ETS1-3 – Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.
5-ESS1-2 – Represent data in graphical displays to reveal patterns of daily changes in length and direction of shadows, day and night, and the seasonal appearance of some stars in the night sky.
3-5-ETS1-2 – Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.