My Light by Molly Bang

Book Info

Grade Level
Elementary School
STEM Concepts
Energy, Fossil Fuels, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy
Publisher
ISBN
978-0439751162

Often taken for granted, the sun gives us more than its light. Here, acclaimed author and illustrator Molly Bang presents a celebration of the wonder and power of the sun and its radiance. With dazzling paintings and a simple poetic text, My Light follows the paths of the sun’s rays, showing the many ways in which we obtain energy from its light. The sun explains the different ways in which its light is transformed into energy.

Source: Scholastic

Activities

Hello, Sunshine – Let’s Get Solar!

Learn about energy, fossil fuels, renewable energy sources, and how you can go green and make a difference.

Educators

Idea Sparks and Mini Lessons

These questions, prompts, and short activities provide quick ways to inspire interest and explore the STEAM concepts related to the book. Idea Sparks and Mini Lessons can also be used for differentiation and to foster new ideas of your own.

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Hello, Sunshine – Let’s Get Solar!

Create your own solar bracelets with UV beads that change colors in the sun; conduct experiments using the bracelets.

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Solar Power Designer K-2

Review the engineering design process and discuss prototypes for solar-powered inventions, then have students draw their own prototype for a solar-powered invention.

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Solar Power Designer 3-5

Review the engineering design process and discuss prototypes for solar-powered inventions, then have students draw their own prototype for a solar-powered invention.

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Opaque or Translucent?

Students conduct an investigation in order to collect data on which materials are opaque or translucent.

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About the Author

Molly Bang

Molly Bang, a three-time Caldecott Honor winner, has written and illustrated more than twenty books for young readers. She is well known for her interest in the natural world and her advocacy for environmental issues, which is reflected in her work. Other titles by Molly include When Sophie Gets Angry  and The Sunlight

Learn more at mollybang.com.

Source: Scholastic