Little Sun and Education

From its inception, Little Sun has brought clean light into the lives of children living with and without access to electricity. The Little Sun’s educational projects are a logical expansion of this, continuing one of the core functions of Little Sun as a fun, accessible tool educating people all over the world about the benefits of solar power and sustainable sources of energy. Aligning with the core mission of Little Sun, each education project creates links between the energy in your hand, energy that lives in your heart and your thinking about accessing that energy.

Downloads

Our free online downloads are intended to compliment hands-on interaction with the Little Sun lamps. The Little Sun educational downloads contain clearly explained, thoughtful projects that can be directly used or adapted to your individual needs. Each project addresses different themes ranging from the sun to solar energy and the global impact of solar technology, accessing knowledge from the fields of science, technology, art and citizenship.


Ages 3-5

Project 1: The Sun and Solar Energy
Project 2: Darkness and Solar Light
Project 3: Sun Catcher Art Project
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Ages 6-9

 

Project 1: The Sun and Solar Energy
Project 2: Darkness and Solar Light
Project 3: Living with Darkness
Project 4: Renewable and Non-renewable energy
Project 5: What’s Inside a Little Sun Lamp
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Ages 10-12

 

Project 1: The Sun and Solar Energy
Project 2: Darkness and Solar Light
Project 3: Living with Darkness
Project 4: Renewable and Non-renewable energy
Project 5: What’s Inside a Little Sun Lamp
Project 6: Make Your Own Solar-powered Lamp
Project 7: Trade-not-aid
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Create your own project for your school

While we love that educators can download Little Sun projects and run with them, we also believe that in your hands, Little Sun is a powerful tool for education and change. This is why we welcome unexpected and creative outcomes that your school initiates. Recently, we have worked closely with schools to create special projects and fundraisers – all proceeds bring light and livelihoods to regions of the world without reliable access to electricity.

A few ideas to get you started…

Make it felt that actions have consequences for the world and fundraise to bring educators’ kits and Little Suns to off-grid communities and schools in Africa or create a Little Sun theatre, dance or music experience expressing the power of the sun and solar energy.

 

Contact jai@littlesun.com for more information or to receive a special Little Sun educator’s discount when purchasing Little Suns for your school.