Heat and Light from the Sun

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Published on December 27, 2022 by

Our mighty sun gives out light and heat. Have you ever wondered what happens when this light and heat reach our Earth? Join this lesson to find out. Heat from the sun warms up all physical systems of Earth, while its light is used by plants to produce food through photosynthesis. Another important function of sunlight is that it enables us to see. Can you even imagine what life would look like without sunlight?

This video satisfies the 5-PS3-1 requirement of fifth-grade science proficiency.

Students who demonstrate understanding can:  5-PS3-1. Use models to describe that energy in animals’ food (used for body repair, growth, motion, and to maintain body warmth) was once energy from the sun.

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