Dark-colored construction paper
1. Talk about the power and heat of the sun with the children. Ask them what
they think would happen if they left colored paper in the sun for a week.
2. Draw an outline of the sun on a piece of white paper. Make enough copies to
give one to each child.
3. Give each child a piece of dark colored paper and a picture of a sun outline.
Ask the children to cut out the outline of the sun and tape it onto their piece
of construction paper.
4. Hang the papers in a sunny window for a week, with the sun outline facing
5. In a week, take down the papers and remove the sun outlines.
6. Talk about what happened to the colored construction paper and why.
More to do
Math: Hang the pictures in different windows to see if different amounts of light
will affect the experiment. Use shape cutouts instead of the sun outline to help
reinforce shapes to the children.