Thursday will be at the Beach Location “A” from 11am-3pm. Email email@example.com for directions & parking info.
So it should be close to 100 degrees this Thursday. So let’s head to the beach. But let’s take advantage of that sunlight and bake nachos and Solar S’mores in Solar Ovens for snacks at the beach. To be more accurate, they should be called Collector Boxes, as they “collect” the heat of the sun. Let’s get there early enough to take advantage of the Sun’s brightest time of the day 11am-3pm.
It would be fabulous to compare Solar Ovens, so why don’t you make one this week and we will compare your S’mores to our S’mores.
Here are three ideas.
Here is HomeScience’s version: Start with a pizza box like we did a few years back at MudPies & Butterflies. Cut a flap in the lid and cover that with tinfoil. Secure the opening with saran wrap in order to keep the heat in. Cover the inside of the box with black construction paper. You will lift the pizza box lid to put place the food in or take it out.
Here is NASA’s version, which is rather similar to the one above, however, they covered the inside of the box with tinfoil instead of black paper.
Both suggest “Pre-heating” your ovens before placing the food inside.
And if you prefer video tutorials, here is the kid show Zoom’s comparison of two solar ovens.
And if you want to cook beyond S’mores, here is a list of Solar Oven recipes for you to try out: eggs, nachos, and even hotdogs.
Deltacs want to start playing with friends at Noon! Who will come join us close to NOON? And it is 3rd Thursday, so we have a Potluck dinner at 5pm in the middle of the park. I was thinking of grilling corn on the grills. Anyone also interested in Grilling?
Balloons make everyone smile. So lets do a little Physics and alot of Fun with Balloons this week. We will shoot off balloon rockets (and get an understanding of propulsion, velocity, and how astronauts and cosmonauts exit our atmosphere to enter OUTERSPACE).
Let’s all made a balloon powered vehicle. BRING plastic bottle tops for this or anything else you think can work as wheels for a small cardboard car or truck. I will bring the cardboard, straws, skewers, some rubber bands, and some balloons (but we can never have enough balloons).
And of course we can also play Balloon Ping Pong with our with out paper plate paddles. It gets trickier when you use as many balloons as there are people.
Due to Heat, we will meet at M&B Mom Ronnie’s Home and Pool email or text for directions 12:00 – 4pm. Bring Blindfold & BathingSuits
I’m posting a few hours late, as we just returned from the East coast.
Homer, Helen Keller, Louis C. Braille, Amy Sullivan, Andrea Bocelli, Stevie Wonder, and Ray Charles are famous people who were blind or partially blind, that made an incredible impact in this world. Do you have a relative or friend who is visually-impaired?
Everyone Bring a BLINDFOLD.
Do you know what gifts and skills visually-impaired people might have? We will play some games and do some experiments, as well as learn how to Braille your name at parkday this Thursday.
Hey, why do people call someone, “Blind as a Bat?” What skills do bats, dolphins (and other toothed-whales) and some birds have in common with visually-impaired people? Come play some games and see how well your other senses compensate for a loss of vision and better understand how the animal kingdom improved upon “visual sight.”
Witness about how independent anyone who is blind can be.
Did you know that I am legally blind?