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Year 5s Unleash the Power of the Sun

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Week 6, Term Two, 2018

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The solar can experiment was a part of our Unit of Inquiry, Natural Resources Can be Transferred and Transformed. It was a scientific experiment designed to test the efficiency of solar energy.

We had to bring in two cans and modify one so the water in it would trap the sun’s heat. We put both of them in the sun and measured their temperature each hour.

The results proved the class’ hypothesis right: The water in the can that was modified would trap more heat than the normal can showing that we can harness the heat of the sun without relying on the burning of fossil fuels.

Overall, the class enjoyed the experience and we all thought it was a fun way to learn.

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