10 Ways to Enjoy Science Outside:1. Discover backyard critters, watch them move, attempt to feed them, or make an obstacle course for them. Remember to treat them gently!
2. Look at flowers and leaves really close. Describe what you see, draw a flower.
3. Let your imagination fly and make “perfume” from the flowers in your backyard
4. Go wild with homemade face paint.
5. Make some ice boats and explore states of matter
6. Learn to identify local trees and flowers:
7. See how volume of ice changes when ice melts – volume and weight experiment.
8. Explore natural wonders of your area during hikes.
9. Turn your backyard into a chemistry lab for mad scientists.
10. Jump into mud, make mud pies, build with mud. By all means, get dirty!
Science CampsWe plan to do a lot of science at home this year, but we also like the idea for Smarty to experience the feeling of learning and experimenting with other kids who enjoy science. I am participating in the social campaign to spread the word about Camp Galileo and I am excited to join this campaign since we are sending Smarty to this camp for the first time this summer. We chose this camp based on reviews from parents who sent their own “Smarties” to this camp last year.
Galileo runs camps from pre-K all the way through 8th grade, and there are new themes every year. Each week combines art projects, science challenges and outdoor activities. Smarty will attend Adventures Down Under theme, and she is super excited about the camp. You might want to consider Camp Galileo for your kids – just click on the link above and enter 2014INNOVATION code on the checkout to receive $30 discount per camper if you register before May 31st.
More Science Ideas for Kids?Check out my Science for Kids Pinterest Board
Backyard Barbecue Blog Hop
I am delighted to be participating this year in a Backyard Barbecue Blog Hop. Check out ideas for summer fun from my co-hosts and link up yours:
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