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Adventure Anywhere: The Sun

June Week 4: Brought to you by the Emerald Coast Science Center


Why does the Sun make your skin tan? How long does it take for the Sun's light to reach Earth? Find out as the Emerald Coast Science Center teaches us about our favorite beach-day star, the Sun!

Study the Sun with the Emerald Coast Science Center!
Thursday, 6/25 @ 2pm CDT: Tune-in for a Facebook live Q+A with the Emerald Coast Science Center! 

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Snack: Cereal sunshine  

Bowl of Kix cereal (or other round cereal)
1 orange slice
2 blueberries
1 raspberry
1 strawberry slice

Step 1) Start with your orange slice on a plate and surround it with cereal. Arrange the cereal into even triangle shapes all around the orange.

Step 2) Add two blueberries to your orange as eyes and one raspberry as a nose.

Step 3) Cut a small piece of strawberry and place it on your orange; now your sun has a smile!

the sun snack

Credit: kixcereal.com

Craft: Nature suncatcher 

Paper plates
Contact paper
Yarn or ribbon
Flowers, leaves and sticks you find outside
Scissors
Hole punch

Video Tutorial

Step 1) Cut out the center of the paper plates.

craft 1

Step 2) Cut out a piece of contact paper that will cover the hole in your plate. Stick the contact paper to the back of the plate so that the sticky side faces up.

Step 3) Stick your nature items to the contact paper, get creative!

Step 4) Use the hole punch on the top of your plate and thread ribbon or yarn through the hole. Hang up your plate outside or in a window so that it can catch the sun!

craft 2

Credit: handsonaswegrow.com

Storytime: Sun! One in a Billion 
Activity 1: Sunshine crayons 

20 old crayons
Gallon-sized plastic bag
Hammer
Cookie cutters
Baking sheet
Parchment paper

Step 1) Collect 20 old crayons and remove the paper.

Step 2) Place the crayons in your plastic bag, seal it and carefully break the crayons up using a hammer. (Adult supervision required.)

Step 3) Lay parchment paper on a baking sheet and arrange a few cookie cutters on top. Fill each cookie cutter with the broken up crayon pieces (about a ½ inch layer).

Step 4) Place the baking sheet in the sun for 3-6 hours, until the crayons are completely melted. Let cool for one hour and then pop your sunshine crayons out of the cookie cutters!

Credit: parents.com


Activity 2: Word search - Find all the Sun related words!
Download worksheet  
 
wordsearch sun
 

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