Summer Learning Activities: Science

SLA Science

Last week, we talked reading and writing activities to do over the summer with your kids. This week, we’re talking science. That’s right! How to keep your child learning science as the summer continues. And a discussion about fun science wouldn’t be complete without some awesome lab experiments.

First, is the classic volcano. Now you can make this as complex or easy as you want. Build the entire city of Pompeii, or stick to a test tube, it’s all up to you. Either way, watch your kids eyes light up as the mixture of baking soda and vinegar explodes in front of them. For a quick tutorial click here.

Next up, have your child start their own garden by growing an avocado tree. This will require some patience, but it is much less messy than our first example. All you need is an avocado pit, a jar, some toothpicks, and some water and your tree is on its way. Teach your child about the anatomy of a plant as roots begin to sprout and about photosynthesis when you plant your baby tree. For a quick tutorial click here.

Finally, make your own homemade bouncy balls. Mix a few simple ingredients together and before you know it your kids will be bouncing these off of the floor and every wall in sight. Learning to make a toy? How much more fun can you really get? For a quick tutorial click here.

If you fancy some learning that’s not quite so messy, check out the science subjects on SD Accelerate. We guarantee they’re just as entertaining as any volcano.

Stay tuned, tomorrow we talk math!