Here is a great science craft to teach kids about alternative energy: a solar oven! Harnessing the power of the sun is cool and teaches us about caring for our environment and using renewable resources. Best of all, kids can make a snack they love, nachos, using the solar oven they made using this DIY. The directions are remarkably easy and you might already own all of the materials needed. It's a wonderful summer activity to do with your own kids, or in a community or classroom setting.
Jellyfish Suncatcher. Awesome craft easy enough if you teach in a special education setting. Also a great addition to your science lessons on the ocean. Get all the directions at: http://www.iheartartsncrafts.com/suncatcher-jellyfish-kids-craft/