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This article describes solar activities in detail and provides a model for teachers who wish to replicate these activities in their classroom.
One summer camp day children participated in Solar Day. This article chronicles the day’s activities which started with a reading. Included in this article are cooking activities where the author presents tips for using solar ovens. There is another activity called a Solar Pizza Box. Along with the article is a list of Internet resources to make your Solar Day a fun day full of learning as well.
Adah (San Antonio, TX)
This article is about how a South Florida Junior Naturalist Club helps 6 to 10 year olds, some struggling to understand English, observe and explore their surroundings as they bridge cultural and language barriers. The activities shared in the article would be excellent additions to any summer outdoor adventure camp. From baking solar cookies to constructing pizza box solar ovens, students find science sizzling. The article includes a final assessment that consists of a solar scavenger hunt. If one is looking for ideas/activities for some summer science fun, this article will provide some excellent resources.
Carolyn Mohr (Buffalo Grove, IL)
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