Education For Children and Families
Creatively Engage Children and Nurture a Connection to the Environment
Teachers and families are always seeking new ways to keep children healthy and actively engaged in meaningful educational pursuits.
A Sunny Educational Activity & Fun Facts
Portions of A Fun Sun Activity and Fun Facts adapted with permission from the author’s books: Catch the Wind, Harness the Sun: 22 Super-Charged Science Projects for Kids, and Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children (with Joseph Bruchac). (Activities for Keepers of the Earth were illustrated by artist Carol Wood, who also works as a Lister for the Town of Woodstock).
The Real Corona
A Fun Sun Activity
- popcorn or peppercorn 1/8th-inch in diameter (representing our Earth)
- yellow ball or balloon 13.25 inches in diameter, or a round piece of cardboard cut to this size and painted yellow (representing our Sun)
- outside area measuring 121 feet long
- measuring tape to mark distance