STEM in the Sun: Outdoor Science Experiments

It grows our favorite flowers, warms our faces during the early mornings of camping trips, tells the rooster when it’s time to call, provides vitamins we need to survive, and gives the light we need to read our favorite books — and all without ever asking for something in return!

The Sun plays one of the most significant roles in our lives. From nourishing our bodies to providing the food we eat, each and every ray not only serves an important purpose, but they also provide valuable teaching opportunities.

In this activity, your learners will experiment with the Sun’s rays, discovering how they interact with different colors, what it means to be reflective or translucent, and what it takes to pop a balloon without touching it!

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