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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.

Photo by Melissa Askew on Unsplash

Sun Paper

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!

Where Does the Sun’s Energy Come From?

How does a big ball of hydrogen create all that heat? Learn all about it in this video!

Helios: A Game About How the Sun Makes Energy

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

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