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This week I will be sharing 5 Days of Science Fun with you! Today’s post is full of nature science ideas. And i have a fun and easy solar s’mores experiment to share.
Here are my topics for the week:
Day 1- Nature Science
Day 2- Color Science
Day 3- Bubbling Science
Day 4- Magnet Science
Day 5- Kitchen Science
Each day I will share one new idea as well as a round-up of some other ideas on the same topic.
For today’s theme, Nature Science we did some solar cooking. One good thing about 100 degree weather is that it is easy to do solar cooking. We made some mini s’mores cooked in the sun. I have seen this done in a pizza box, but I simplified it and did it in a muffin pan.
How to make Solar S’Mores:
To make these you need a muffin pan, foil cupcake liners, and your usual s’more ingredients. Fill the cupcake pan with the liners. Break apart the graham crackers to fit into the bottom of each section of the pan. Put on a square of chocolate and a marshmallow. Once the whole pan is filled, put them in a warm, sunny spot for an hour or so until the marshmallows and chocolate are soft.
Eat & enjoy.
How does it work? The light from the sun is captured in dark & reflective materials and converted to heat. This heats up the air, cooking the food.
Want more nature science? Check out some other fun nature science posts!
- Summer Nature School
- Space Unit for Kids
- Animals Around the World
- Fun Dial
- Food Chain Game
- Burgess Animal Book Reading Guide
- Homemade Wind Vane
- Gardening With Kids
- Homemade Worm Tower
- Leaf Transpiration
- Pitfall Insect Trap
- Insect Hotel
And now a few more fun ideas from my fellow bloggers:
Sink or Float with Nature from Teach Preschool
Dissect a Bean Seed from Buggy and Buddy
Exploring Predator Plants from Wildlife Fun 4 Kids
Mini Unit on Wind from Training Happy Hearts
Come back tomorrow for more science fun!