Are you looking for a fun way to capture the sun?
Simply gather some paper towel tubes, a drinking straw (or wooden dowel), tissue paper, glue, string and a pair of scissors.
- Ready, set go and cut the paper towel tubes into small slices about 1/2" wide.
- Next, poke a hole in either end of each slice and string yarn through the holes.
- Then, glue colorful tissue paper circles to one side of each of the circles.
- Finally, tie the ends of the strands around a drinking straw or wooden dowel to create a mobile.
- Hang your sun catcher mobile in a window and start catching the rays!
Did you know...
According to the fine folks at NASA, the Sun is a ball of hot gases. By weight, it is 70% hydrogen, 28% helium, 1.5% carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen, and 0.5% all other elements. The Sun's temperature is 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit at the surface and 27,000,000 degrees Fahrenheit at the center!
Now you know.
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Lesson: Andrea Mulder-Slater
Illustration: Geoff Slater