Summertime Science

Our hypothesis for this week? That your family will have a stupendous time with these silly science projects that get your child to balance rocks, blow bubbles, and launch marshmallows!

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Summertime Science

Our hypothesis for this week? That your family will have a stupendous time with these silly science projects that get your child to balance rocks, blow bubbles, and launch marshmallows!

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Summertime Science Checklist

Summer can be a great time for science experiments that bubble, launch, and melt! Use this handy week 8 checklist with your young scientist during DIY camp.
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Potato Cannon

This potato cannon activity teaches your middle schooler about the principle of Boyle's Law. Make a potato cannon and have a blast learning about science.
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Is it Possible to Blow a Square Bubble?

Is it possible to trick the forces of nature that make your bubbles round to create a square bubble?
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Celery Experiment

Learn more about how plants work with this cool celery experiment! Use this worksheet to help you record your observations after doing this experiment.
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Ready, Aim, Marshmallows!

Science isn't ho hum anymore when it involves building catapults to teach your fifth grader about projectile motion.
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Pizza Box Solar Oven

Experiment with renewable energy from the comfort of home by creating a pizza box solar oven!
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Balancing Rocks: A Wobbly Game

Play with balance and simple engineering as you hurry to create a sturdy rock tower.
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Can You Cook Using Only Sunlight?

Bake some cookies with an oven that collects sunlight and traps the shorter wavelengths (heat!).
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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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Taste Experiment

Sometimes your senses can play tricks on you. Experiment with your sense of taste and your sense of smell with this simple experiment!
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Melting Crayons

Crayons aren't just good for creating colorful masterpieces -- they're also great for science!
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Solar System Mobile

Outer space enthusiasts, here is the perfect project for you! Make a solar system mobile with this 8-part printable.
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Balloon Rocket Experiment

Kids conduct a cool balloon rocket experiment in this fun science fair project idea. Does a greater volume of air mean a greater distance traveled?
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Bubble Science

This recipe makes bubbles that not only blow up nice and big, but do tricks and experiments! How do you do it? It's not a secret, it's science!
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