The sun makes it possible for us to survive on Earth. The discoveries in this kit range from testing sunscreen to flying an enormous 25-foot (8 m) Solar Bag. There are ordinary white beads that become intensely colorful to reveal the sun’s harmful UV light we can’t see. There are activities that showcase the sun to make “objects d'art” using Sun-sensitive materials. It’s Summer Sun-time well spent anytime of the year.
Grab the sunscreen and a hat and head outside, if it is currently summer where you live.
The kit comes with the essential materials you’ll need to conduct many experiments, take-it-further activities and challenges for 1 - 4 children per kit.
You’ll also receive two instruction guides – one for the scientist and a top secret document for the adult science helper. The easy to follow step-by-step instructions guide the learner through the scientific method while providing open-ended activities to promote further learning. The adult helper’s top secret document contains the science explanation behind all of the experiments and answers to all of the science questions. Best of all, you’ll receive helpful tips and suggestions for ways to work with your child to create an unforgettable learning experience.
Recommended for children ages 6 and up with adult supervision.
BONUS - Each Spangler Science Club kit comes with video lessons to help visual learners easily grasp the concepts and excel the learning process.
What Does It Teach?
Science Fair Project Connections:
Caution: Solar Science will keep the kids outside for hours of fun! This kit is packed with science fair ideas including testing the best sunscreen lotion out there. A successful science fair project must be an experiment, not a demo. How do you know if a project is an experiment? Answer "Yes" to these questions and you’re on the right track.
- Do you have a question that needs an answer?
- Do you have a prediction what the answer might be?
- Do you have real tests to run to find the real answer?
- Do you have something to change in the tests to make comparisons?
- Do you know how to organize the data so others can test your work?
Come up with your own variable to test and go claim that First Place prize!