Solar energy for kids

Introduce your kids to the wonders of solar energy with these fun and educational projects. Engage their curiosity and creativity while teaching them about renewable energy sources.
E is for Explore!: Solar Energy Balloon Blow Up! Earth Science, Solar Energy Projects, Solar Power, Solar Energy, Energy Projects, Energy Activities, Energy, Thermal Energy, Renewable Energy

Explore the power of the sun's heat by blowing up a balloon on a bottle! Kids paint one soda bottle white and the other black. Once dry, they attach a small balloon to the necks of their bottles. Then, they put the bottles out in the sun for a solar reaction! Kids see that the air in the black bottle will make the balloon expand! The white bottle doesn't heat up as fast. Check out the experiment here!

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Something Sweet to Eat
10 science activities for kids to learn about the SUN: sun light, including invisible light, solar energy, how it is related to earth, … so many interesting topics, and so many fun project ideas, for kids from preschool to kindergarten to school age. Play, Science Projects, Pre K, Science Experiments Kids, Science Activities For Kids, Stem Activities, Science For Kids, Stem Projects, Energy Activities

10 science activities for kids to learn about the SUN: sun light, including invisible light, solar energy, how it is related to earth, … so many interesting topics, and so many fun project ideas, for kids from preschool to kindergarten to school age.

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Mikki from Quirky and the Nerd
Almost Unschoolers: Simple Solar Thermal Projects for Kids - Expanding Air, Balloon Blow-up Solar Energy For Kids, Science Experiments Kids, Solar Energy Projects, Energy Projects, Solar Panel Project, Science Projects For Kids, Energy Activities, Diy Renewable Energy, Solar Energy Diy

While we were looking over the instructions for a solar water purifier on E is for Explore! I noticed they also had a suggestion for using solar energy to blow-up a balloon. All it called for was an empty 2 liter bottle, a small balloon, and a sunny day. We had sun, and an empty bottle (once we poured the rest of our tonic water into our "purifier"). We didn't have a small balloon, but we cut the neck off of a larger one, stretched it over the bottle, and called it good. It's a nice, simple…

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