Summer Science: Activities Kids Love

Who says the only summer education your kid can have is summer reading? For kids with a bit more Einstein than Hemmingway in their blood, give summer science a try! These activities teach awesome, amazing, astounding, unbelievable science marvels, and your kid can do them outside in the warm summer sunshine.

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Experiment with Balloon Science!

Experiment with Balloon Science!

Think you can blow up a balloon without using your mouth? This isn't just a cool trick, it's also a great way to introduce chemistry and biology concepts.
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Poolside Science

Poolside Science

A fun activity for a hot day, this will give young kids a chance to experiment with beginning science and math â and splash around in the process!
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Create a Fish Art Print!

Create a Fish Art Print!

The fish most kids see is usually filleted, and it's hard to see how it came from a lake or sea. This cool gyotaku activity blends life science with art!
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Make Your Own Cloud!

Make Your Own Cloud!

Clouds are formed when warm and cold air meet. Here's a way for kids to see it all up close!
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Make a Pinhole Projector!

Make a Pinhole Projector!

Believe it or not, images that are cast upon your eye's light-sensitive screen (called the retina) are upside down. Here's a fun, fast experiment to prove it!
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Bake a Chemistry Cake

Bake a Chemistry Cake

Here's an experiment that will have your child experimenting with cake ingredients to learn about the chemical reactions that happen when a cake's in the oven.
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