Using the template here, we made some sunshines to hang in our windows. I had pre-cut the circles and triangles out of heavy black construction paper. While I set up the templates on contact paper, I had the girls cut up the yellow and orange paper…unfortunately, Anna’s safety scissors don’t seem to cut things that … [Read more…]
We made some sun prints using sun-sensitive paper and random objects around the house: Lots of fun, and they worked well despite it being a little overcast!
Question: What happens when you don’t wear sunblock in the pool? Experiment: Coat sun-sensitive beads in sunblock, put some in water and some without water in the sun. Also put un-coated beads in water and without to see which change fastest. Observations: The beads all changed color very quickly. The slowest to change were the … [Read more…]
Today wasn’t quite so hands on for the girls, unfortunately. I bought a solar panel kit on sale, despite the mixed reviews, figuring if it didn’t work well we could still find something fun to do with the bits. The box says 8+, but the pieces are *tiny*. It’s hard to wire things up, so … [Read more…]
We’re back in the summer routine, and doing weekly themes like last year. This week’s theme is “Hello, Summer Sunshine!” and we’ll be doing all sorts of fun, sun-themed projects. This morning we headed outside to make some Chalk People: Anna thought it was hilarious that she was about the same size as my chalk … [Read more…]