Monday, August 2, 2010

Week 15: Solar and Wind Energy

I know.... I know... you are thinking,
Solar and Wind Power to teach Preschoolers?
Well, it wasn't necessarily my choice...
I asked Lily what she wanted to learn about and she said,
"Well, first I want to learn about Tigers and then Solar Panels..."
I was so intrigued and frankly freaked out by this that I thought I should try it right away
(before her ecological passion is gone)
and see how it goes.
I decided to add Wind Energy on there because
I thought it would be fun to do some experiments with it.



Books

Solar power
Benduhn, Tea
Cover

Solar power
Rooney, Anne

Cover

Wind power
Benduhn, Tea
Cover

Science Project/ Experiment-


Here's the link to make your own simple solar oven...we're going to 'cook' hotdogs in it!

We're also going to use this as an excuse to buy a kite:
When your children get done flying a kite, instead of rewinding the string to bring it down. Wrap the string around another stick or your hand. When you get it down then you can stretch out the string and show your children how high up the kite was.


Solar Craft-
I'm going to use THIS craft for inspiration, and let the sun help us make a sun with construction paper!

Here's another one from one of my favorite blogs- The Long Thread....guest posting on another fav kids craft blog- Skip to My Lou! Painted Sun Prints



Solar Songs:

Mister Sun
Oh Mister Sun, Sun,

Mister Golden Sun,
Please shine down on me

Oh Mister Sun, Sun,
Mister Golden Sun,
Hiding behind a tree...

These little children
Are asking you
To please come out
So we can play with you

Oh Mister Sun, Sun,
Mister Golden Sun,
Please shine down on me!

Oh Mister Sun, Sun,
Mister Golden Sun,
Please shine down on me

Oh Mister Sun, Sun,
Mister Golden Sun,
Hiding behind a tree...

These little children
Are asking you
To please come out
So we can play with you

Oh Mister Sun, Sun,
Mister Golden Sun,
Please shine down on...
Please shine down on...
Please shine down on me!

W-I-N-D-Y

(Sung to BINGO)

There was a day when we were blown
And windy was the weather-O,
W-I-N-D-Y, W-I-N-D-Y, W-I-N-D-Y,
And windy was the weather. Continue


Sun Shaped Snacks:

I'll be doing this but with a pointy star.... hence a sun!

Photo credit:

Daisy-Shaped Egg Fry Rings

Thanks!







5 comments:

Leslie said...

I love how you took your child's interest and ran with it! They're so curious at this age so why not teach them about what they're interested in?!

Mary Joy said...

I just found this blog on the Thrifty Homemaker's Facebook page. I have a son who is 29 months old. I am very interested in your blog as I am new to homeschooling and am starting with him. We aren't doing a whole lot of formal sitting and learning as he is still very young and has a VERY short attention span...but I am using teachable moments as they come up. Thank you for sharing all of the wonderful lesson plans you are using with your daughter...I am already able to use some of the activities and love the books! He is a real book lover. Yay! I will be back! I am your newest follower...and I am so sorry to hear about your illness!!! I am heading over to check out your "other" blog...LOL now.

Honey said...

Grab a black trash bag....catch some air...tie it tight so air stays in...tie a string to the end nice a tight....tie string to something ....make the string long....lay the bag in the sun....voila! Solar powered kite/hot air balloon! !!!!

It is one of our fav solar activities. Do this with other colors to see what happens.

....it'll float all the way to the end of the string....the lazy mans kite or dead call proof kites.

Honey
Www.mondorfment.blogspot.com

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