Select several different items,
place them on a tray and set in the sun. After a little
while check the
object and discuss whatever changes may have happened. Some of the items
used: chocolate piece,
ice cube, scissors, chalk, white fabric, block, popsicle, cup of ice
water, and black fabric...
Let the children assist you in
charting the outdoor temp for the week.
Ice & Salt
Freeze large blocks of ice in trays
without dividers (remember those?). Unmold and allow
children to sprinkle salt on them. Observe the fantastic
shapes produced by the uneven melting.
Let your children help you grow a
sunflower house. In a designated part of your outside area,
preferably on the
grass, dig out a U-shaped flower bed. Plant sunflower seeds (select a
tall growing variety) about 18 inches apart
around the U, and plant green bean seeds in between the sunflowers. When
the sunflowers get to be as tall as your
children, tie the heads of the sunflowers together to make a roof. The
green bean plants will climb the sunflowers to
fill in the space. This is a great learning experience for
planting seeds, weeding, and watering plants, and having patience.
Let children investigate the sun's
rays through prisms both in and outside of the classroom.
Most Teacher stores will sell actual prisms that can be displayed
by windows for children to explore.
Another neat way to let children investigate the sun is by taking them
outside and running through
the hose or sprinkler. Ask the children if they can find the rainbow and
the water is the window that its the sun's colors in just like the glass
Construction paper or fax
paper, -small objects
Take a piece of construction
paper and fold it in half (to make the card). Next,
put some objects on it (ex. keys, small toys, something with a
You can also cut out shapes or letters from another sheet of paper
them on top of the construction paper. Place the paper directly
in the sun...
by the end of the day, the paper will be faded--except the areas
the objects or pieces of paper. FAX paper also works well for
this. It quickly turns
yellow or brown when exposed to strong sunlight. (great way to
recycle it too!)
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