Dog Days of Summer Science

Looking for a way to keep your kid busy during the long, hot days of summer? These science projects will spark your young learner's curiosity going into the new school year. What's more, conducting an experiment or two is a great way to take your mind off the sweltering temperatures!

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Color Me Hot!

This project tests the hypothesis that dark colors absorb more heat than light colors.
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What Causes Dew?

In this simple science project, learn about what causes dew and what affects dew formation with a drinking glass, ice, and a soda bottle.
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How to Tell Time by the Sun

Learn how to tell time by the sun with this cool science fair project idea that tracks how the accuracy of a sundial changes over time.
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Specific Heat of Water vs. Specific Heat of Sand

What heats up fasterâwater or soil? 5th grade students test the specific heat of water against the specific heat of sand in this great science fair project.
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Thirsty Plants

Science fair project that determines whether landscaping fabric impacts the ability of plants to receive water.
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Plants Help Keep a House Cool!

Plants help keep a house cool! This article includes step-by-step instructions for completing this fun and interesting science experiment.
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Color and Heat Absorption

The objective of this science fair project is to observe the differences in heat absorption for darker colors vs. lighter colors.
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