Sprout Summer – Day Three

Today in Sprout, the kids learned about solar energy and created a solar paneled oven.  We used pizza boxes, aluminum foil, plastic wrap, and paper towels for insulation.  Once the boxes were constructed, we took a walk over to Winnemac Park and set them up in the sun (although it was a partly cloudy day).  Then the kids went on a scavenger hunt for things found in nature, while they waited for their s’mores to cook!  They collected things from nature and tomorrow (crossing our fingers there is sun, we will make solar print collages.)  Even though the plans changed a little bit and the activity wasn’t exactly what we were hoping for, because of the lack of sun, the kids enjoyed the day and learned more about how the sun creates energy.

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Judy Wahl has been in education for over 15 years. She has been an advocate for gifted learners since the moment she stepped into the classroom. She consults with families and schools in the Chicagoland area, is the Owner and Program Director of Sprout Gifted, an after school and summer program for Gifted Children K-6 in the Chicagoland area; as well as, a SENG facilitator, and a personal tutor. She advocates for all learners, understanding that each child has a different way of learning and a variety of needs to be met.

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