Summer break is the perfect time to sneak in some science experiments with the kids. Here are 10 Awesome Summer Science Activities that your elementary school child will love.
Plus a printable for learning about Scientific Method.
Science Experiments are so much fun to do with your kids at home during the summer months!
Summer is a great time to do science experiments with kids. It’s a time when they’re out of school and have more free time, and it’s also a time when they’re more likely to be interested in learning new things.
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Summer Science Experiments for Elementary School Ages
There are many reasons why doing science experiments with kids is important.
First, it can help them develop their critical thinking skills. When kids do science experiments, they have to think about how things work and why they work the way they do. This can help them develop their problem-solving skills and their ability to think critically about the world around them.
Second, doing science experiments can help kids learn about the world around them. When kids do science experiments, they get to see how things work firsthand. This can help them learn about science concepts in a fun and engaging way.
Third, doing science experiments can help kids develop their creativity. When kids do science experiments, they have to come up with their own ideas and solutions. This can help them develop their creativity and their ability to think outside the box.
Fourth, doing science experiments can be a lot of fun! Kids love to explore and learn new things, and science experiments provide a great way to do that.
If you’re looking for some ideas for science experiments to do with kids, here are a few suggestions:
- Make a volcano
- Grow crystals
- Make a solar oven
- Do a balloon rocket experiment
- Make a parachute
- Do a color-mixing experiment
- Make a magnet
- Build a trebuchet
- Do a static electricity experiment
These are just a few ideas, and there are many other science experiments that you can do with kids. The most important thing is to choose experiments that are age-appropriate and that your kids will enjoy.
Doing science experiments with kids is a great way to help them learn, have fun, and be creative. So this summer, why not give it a try?
Here are a few quick Science Experiments shared on our After School Link Up Party.
Science Experiments for School-Aged Kids This Summer
- Pirate Science Exploding Treasure Chests from Fun a Day
- 5 Baking Soda Experiments from Teaching Mama
- How to Grow Crystals from 123 Homeschool 4 Me
- Watercolor Ice Art from Learn Play Imagine
- 2 Ingredient Play Dough from Kids Activities Blog
- Sparkling Star Sensory Bin from A Life with Moore Babies
- Experiment in Making Paper from Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns
- Science Fun with Soda Bottles from Scattered Yet Together
- Float or Sink with Printables from Buggy and Buddy
- Ice Chalk from Gift of Curiosity
Printable Scientific Method for Kids
Be sure to print out the Scientific Method Booklet for your child.
If you want to explore some more Science Activities visit our Science Pinterest Board.
What is your favorite Science Experiment with Kids?