Scavenger Hunts are a great way to get kids interested in nature and being outdoors.
Egg carton, print out of template (below), scissors, and glue
Print out template, cut it out, and glue it to the inside lid of the egg carton.
Give each child, or group of children, an egg crate and ask them to locate all of the items on the chart. Ask them to put each item in the corresponding cup of the egg crate. If the items we have suggested do not match your geographical area, we have provided a blank template for you to create your own chart.
Paint your night sky
1 part cornstarch (1 c.)
1 part water (1 c.)
food coloring (we used neon colors)
Mix corn starch and water. Add food coloring and mix.
*I used a muffin tin for extra large muffins to hold the paint. One cup of cornstarch and one cup of water filled them about half way. The paint stretched further than I thought.
These flying popsicle sticks display a Class 1 Lever. Click here to see a Class 1 lever in action. Pretty cool right!? The popsicle sticks are putting force on each other and the only thing holding them all together is the pressure of your finger.
Weave the popsicle sticks together under and over, parallel to each other. The weaving pattern will create pressure and a lever effect similar to the See-Saw act we saw in the link above.
Take your finger off the last Popsicle stick and you have a chain reaction.
It is suggested that this project be completed by school age children. Adults can complete the task to show younger children. Discuss what caused the popsicle sticks to jump? Why did they stay together until you let the last one go?
Here is a plain black piece of construction paper.
Add sunscreen to half.
Make sure to rub it in good, Then let it sit in the sun all day.
At the end of the day check out what the sunscreen did. The sun damaged andfaded the side with out the sunscreen. The other side is still full of color!
When we don't wear sunscreen the sun damages our skin. We can see some types of damage such as Sunburns but it can also cause damage that we can not see right away, such as skin cancer. Remember to wear your sunscreen and stay hydrated.