The Hottest Thing in our Solar System
This week’s three activities are all about the center of the Space theme this month - the SUN! Great for a variety of ages, we look to NASA’s SpacePlace for inspiration and education about the sun.
Using paper, cardboard, wax paper, food coloring, shaving cream and toothpicks, kids will make their own sun paper art. Use your cool (er, we mean hot) art piece to put on display, make a card, or any other creative ideas you may have!
How does a big ball of hydrogen create all that heat? Learn all about it in this video!
In this pairing game, keep the Sun shining bright by matching up particles. The goal? To convert hydrogen atoms into helium atoms. This process is called nuclear fusion. Play it at the link!
We hope you didn’t miss these great projects:
For older kids, How to Draw Artemis
For all ages (adults too), Moon Phase Cookie Project