Tuesday, February 21, 2017

How To Make Glowing Planets! ~ Hands On Learning!





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My hope is to inspire my children to love to learn.  What better way  to do so then doing some hands on learning.  They have been fascinated about planets for a while now so I grabbed this opportunity to do this wonderful project.  All of the materials we can be found at the Dollar Tree.  We even found a solar system book.
The kids picked out all the material at the Dollar Tree that they needed for their light up planets.   It is great that you can find everything you need there and more!




8 - Tap Lights 
4- 8 pack AA batteries 
1 - paint pack w/ paint brush ( I would grab 2) 
1- bottle of modge podge (not pictured) 
Books shown here are our own
While the kids painted each planet, I read aloud about the planet they were painting in a couple different books.  We analyzed the pictures together about what color to paint each planet matching their surface and atmosphere.  After the paint dried we applied a coat of modge podge to ensure the paint didn't crack when they were turned on and off. 
We are limited on space so we hung them up on the wall in their bathroom. They love the finished look of their light up solar system.   Each planet is illuminated, showing the their unique colors.  For now we made a paper sun until I find a slightly big tap light. 

This was such a fun hands on learning project. The kids learned so much while making this. My son was fascinated with how fast you could get to each plant by spaceship.  Once we hung the light up planets on the wall my 10 year made labels for each planet out of index cards.