One of our first units in science is solar energy and heat conductivity. We take advantage of the nice fall weather and get outside to do a few activities. These are some of my favorites.
We use the information we gained in the Black and White on a Sunny Day to think about how we can build a solar oven. Then we make a solar oven out of pizza boxes, foil, overhead transparency paper (or saran wrap), and tape.
Finally we make s'mores! They LOVE this and think it is the best experiment ever! :)