A couple of weeks ago we learned about various forms of energy, including solar.  We just so happened to have a solar waterwheel kit that Olivia had gotten for Christmas, so we decided it was the perfect excuse to put it together!

First we snapped all the pieces together...

Then we painted the little house...

I didn't get it in the picture, but the wires you see attach to what looks like a sun with solar panels in the center.  When placed in direct sunlight, the solar panels collect solar energy and make the wheel start to turn.  The kids love it!  We have the solar panel placed in a window where it will collect direct sunlight every afternoon.  The wheel just turns and turns, and the kids love to watch it!  I did have a video, but I couldn't get it to upload for some reason.


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