What to do:
- Use pencil or crayon sharpeners to create crayon shavings. On a sunny day, ask children to place the shavings on a piece of dark construction paper (dark paper gets warmer in the sun than light paper). Place the paper in the sun for a while.
- Check the shavings in about ten minute intervals to see how the shavings are melting from the heat of the sun.
- Older children can make patterns or pictures with the shavings and see how it turns out after the shavings have melted.
- The teacher can use a hair dryer to slowly melt the crayon shavings.