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Help me give my students solar race car kits, UV jewelry making beads and UV art paper to give them a hands-on experience.
With all that is required of us in the classroom nowadays, it is really easy to push student interests and fun aside and stick to "the curriculum" even though we know that the best learning takes place when they are interested and invested in the content.
My 26 second graders remind me everyday that they LOVE to learn but need a safe place to be creative, make mistakes, and problem solve.
Many of my students are tech-driven. They talk about the latest video game or newest gadget but they are learning that we can use technology to help us problem solve, share ideas, and help the world be a better place.
Every year we learn about the effects of waste on our environment and ways we can help conserve our natural resources. The kids read about it, watch videos, and even create something using recycled materials. They enjoy sharing how their creation is helping Earth but I know the concepts are still very abstract for them.
Hands-on activities helps to make the concept of renewable energy real.
By building a mini solar car, they will see it stop and go depending on the amount of exposure to sunlight. They will also have a chance to create nature art using special UV paper and the heat from the sun. I'm hoping they will understand how heat from the sun can provide energy for many things.
Talking about it, finding examples in the real world and even making the recycled products are fun but adding on these types of activities will leave a lasting impression for sure!
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|OWI Super Solar Race Car Kit Solar Powered • Amazon Business||$11.88||26||$308.88|
|Tedco 8" X 10" Sun Art Paper Kit - 15 sheets • Amazon Business||$10.78||4||$43.12|
|TSLIKANDO(TM) 1000pcs UV Beads Color Changing Plastic UV Reactive Beads for Jewelry Making • Amazon Business||$8.99||1||$8.99|
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