Snow globes are so simple but so mesmerizing. Most children love shaking the globes and watching sudden blizzards engulf whatever tiny worlds exist inside.
This December, your family can build their own custom snow globes that will not only serve as cheerful outdoor decorations but also introduce the fundamentals of renewable energy.
At the Dec. 10 Family Workshop, children and their favorite adults will assemble snow globes that glow at night from solar energy collected during the day. The workshop will demonstrate the basics of how energy from the sun can be used to power lights.
“It’s a fun way to introduce children to the concept that solar energy can be used to power everything from simple devices to whole homes,” says Education Program Manager Sheryl Schickedanz. “And it’s a great activity for families to enjoy together during the holiday season.”
The final product will be a cheerful light that will provide a warm glow during dark winter nights—and a new appreciation of the power of the sun.