Summer fun has only begun with these 10 summer themed science activities! Each activity includes a list of materials, procedures, an explanation of what happens during the experiment, and questions to consider. Plus, a list of fun literature to go along with your experiments. You will also find a Summer Science Journal for your students to record all their predictions, observations, conclusions, and questions.
1. Make it Melt- students will discover how long it takes for the sun to melt chocolate, ice, and ice cream.
2. Don’t Burst My Bubble- students will discover how force and motion work together to keep their water balloons from breaking.
Caution: This activity may cause students to get wet!
3. Rainbow Rain- students will discover how rain happens using a jar, shaving cream, and food coloring.
4. Color Bubbles- students will make their own colored bubbles with water, dish soap, and food coloring.
5. Chalk it Up- students will make their own sidewalk chalk paint! All you need is cornstarch, water, and food coloring.
6. Sink or Float- students will test the buoyancy of different objects in water.
7. We Love Ice Cream- students will learn how to make their own ice cream.
8. Colorful Celery- students will see how plants absorb water using food coloring.
9. Sunshine S’mores- students will make delicious s’mores using a solar oven.
10. Soda Pop!- students will blow up balloons with soda and candy.
The Summer Science Journal includes a cover to use it as a bound book. You can also use the journal pages individually if you do not plan to do all 10 experiments at once. Enjoy!
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