Image courtesy: Whatever blog by Meg Duerksen
1. Build a Light Box
Build a light box and enjoy the play of sun and shadows following instructions from True Aim.
2. Build a Solar Oven
This project is always popular in summer camps, since it requires very little equipment and doesn’t take long. Kids Activities Blog explains how to build a simple solar oven:
3. Build a Parabolic Solar Cooker
This is the project for older kids from one of my favorite blogs Almost Unschoolers. Explore geometry and learn to focus sun rays with this DIY parabolic solar cooker.
4. Is It Hot Enough to Fry an Egg?This experiment from Growing a Jeweled Rose does not require much prep and a lot of fun when kids can see not just melting chocolate and marshmallows but an egg being fried by the power of summer sun.
5. Why Do We Need Sunscreen?Our skin is not like paper, but this visual demonstration from I Can Teach My Child shows the protective power of sunscreen
6. Build Your Own Solar LightAmaze your kids with this easy DIY Mason jar solar light from TinkerLab.
7. Build a Solar Desalination StationShow kids how the Sun can be put to work by making a simple solar still with the instructions from Capri+3
8. Build a Solar Powered CarIf you have a small solar panel from a science kit, you can power any self-made car with solar energy following the instructions from Science Experiments for Kids.
9. Make a Solar Updraft TowerSee solar energy move things without a battery with this solar updraft tower from Almost Unschoolers.
10. Melted CrayonsWell, melted crayons is the only experiment we have made at home so far (checking the difference between melting them on different surfaces). We produced traditional “mixed color shaped chalk”. If you want a spectacular crayon melt like the one in the head image of this post, spend more time and make a crayon rainbow melt from Meg Duerksen.
Your TurnWhat kind of solar energy experiments have you tried?
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