Scintillating Summer Science Experiments

Looking for a way to liven up a hot summer day? A little hands-on science is the perfect way to keep your kid occupied. So why not recruit your budding scientist and conduct an experiment or two?

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How Do Weather Conditions Affect How Fast a Puddle Evaporates?

In this science fair project, kids measure how weather conditions affect how fast a puddle evaporates.
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Word Color Association: Are You Feeling Orange?

Word color association is just a fancy way to talk about the way we connect colors with words.
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Plants Need Sunlight and Water

This project is a vivid, concrete introduction to the basic but important idea that plants need sunlight and water to grow.
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Do Some Liquids Expand More than Others When Frozen?

In this science fair project, kids observe the expansion of liquids when frozen and determine if some liquids expand more than others in the freezing process.
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African Savanna Animal Adaptations: Camouflage

Camouflage is one of the most important animal adaptations in the African savanna biome. Kids create their own camouflage with this fun science fair project.
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Demonstrating Photosynthesis: Writing in Grass

This fun experiment provides a concrete and visually striking illustration of photosynthesis.
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Shadow Science: What Makes Shade Shift?

What makes your shadow dance around all day? Let's play detective and find out why that sneaky shadow never stays in one place for long.
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Let The Sun Shine In!

This science fair project idea investigates if heat from direct sunlight is hotter than heat from reflected sunlight.
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