Monday, January 24, 2022

Making Snowflakes and Sundials

Last week I shared a couple of good places to find ideas and plans for at-home, hands-on science lessons. Here's a couple more ideas to try courtesy of SciShow Kids. 

In this SciShow Kids video students learn how a sundial works and how they can make their own sundials. The video could be the basis for a fun, hands-on lesson about learning to tell time.



For those in cold, northern climates creating and taking sundials outside might not be practical right now. SciShow Kids has a video that is a little more appropriate for winter. That video is How to Make a Paper Snowflake. The video gives directions at a nice pace that students can follow. The video also introduces some science vocabulary that might be new to elementary school students.