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27 Simple Summer Science Experiments

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Memorial Day, the unofficial start of Summer is next week!

And our kids are already out of school -- yea!  We're on summer break! :)

Summer is a wonderful time to let the kids show off their curiosity and do some simple science experiments:

Mom, do you think this {non-waterproof object} will float?

If I put my popsicle down in the sun, how long will it take to melt?

and the best one that's always asked at our house --

If we put the hose at the top of the slide and turn on the water, how fast will I slide down?

They shoot off that thing like a greased pig I tell you :)

 

So in order to inspire & nuture that growing sense of curiosity -- and even allow them to live a little dangerously at times -- we thought we would bring you an awesome list of Simple Summer Science Experiements to try!

 

 summer science experiments for kids

Simple Summer Science Experiments

When I complied this list, I was going for engaging activities that are easy (because complicated & summer just don't mix), use items you'll have on hand and involve fun summer experiences such as water, sand, sunshine, etc.

If you plan to do a number of science activities throughout the summer months, do consider having the kids start their own science journal

It's a wonderful way to track which experiments you do along with any questions the kids might have -- and it teaches them about the scientific process in a relaxed & colorful way.

 

Extreme Water Experiments

Learning Physics with Water Rockets

Exploring the Density of Liquids -- Buggy & Buddy

Ice Melt Experiment -- The Sprout Mix

Explore Surface Tension -- My Mundane and Miraculous Life

Make a Water Bottle Fountain -- Learn with Play at Home

 

Ocean Science

Make your own Ocean in a Bottle -- What Do We Do All Day?

Learn about Ocean Zones -- I Can Teach My Child

Learn about Tide Pool Science -- Buggy & Buddy

Create an Under the Sea World

 

Backyard Experiments

How does a leaf breathe?

Is it a Solid or Liquid?  Changing Substances -- A Mom with a Lesson Plan

Sandbox Volcano -- Little Bins for Little Hands

Sidewalk Chalk Anatomy -- True Aim

 

Fun Food Science

How to Make Your Own Raisins from Grapes -- Learn, Play, Imagine

Make Slushies without a Blender -- Reading Confetti

Make Your Own Ice Cream -- I Can Teach My Child

Does your food sink or float? (great after a visit to the Farmer's Market)

Make Rock Candy -- Coffee Cups & Crayons

Solar Science S'mores -- Craftiments

 

Sunny Science

Crafty Science: How to Make a Sun Print T-shirt

Rainbow Melted Crayons -- Mama Smiles

Exploring Color & Temperature -- Inspiration Laboratories

Grow a Crystal Flower -- Danya Banya

 

MORE SUMMER FUN

We're kicking off Summer with a whole group of friends and some AMAZING activities the kids will love! 

Be sure to visit the follow blogs where you'll find crafts, outdoor fun, STEM activites and so many more great ways to keep the kids busy all summer long!

 

 

Wet and Wonderful Summer Ideas for Kids | Powerful Mothering

 

Summer Flower Sensory Bin for Kids | Adventure in a Box

 

Summer nature art & craft ideas | Messy Little Monster

 

Summer acts of kindness for kids | Mum in the Mad House

 

Color Your Summer: Sidewalk Chalk for Kids | Child Led Life

 

Low Stress Summer Fun for Kids | Mama Smiles

 

Awesome Backyard Ideas for Summer |  In The Playroom

 

Summer STEM Activities for Kids | Kitchen Counter Chronicles

 

Top tips for creating a Summer fairy garden | The Gingerbread House

 

100 Budget Friendly Summer Activities | Something 2 Offer

 

5 Amazingly Cool Summer Activities for Little Kids | Peakle Pie

 

How to Make Awesome Summer Juices for Kids | Witty Hoots

 

Ultimate Guide to Summer Sidewalk Chalk  | Cutting Tiny Bites


Ideas for Summer drawings | Hodge Podge Craft

 

Summer Alphabet Relay Obstacle Course - Mom Inspired Life

 

Summer Lego Ice Rescue  - Multicraftingmummy

 

Summer Evenings - Family Fun Ideas with young kids | Rainy Day Mum

 

Summer Survival Guide For Busy Moms and Toddlers | Words n Needles

 

Celebrate Summer with Sun Crafts! | Artsy Momma

 

Summer Fun Activities For Toddlers | Adventures of Adam

 

35 Beach & Ocean Themed Sensory Play Ideas | Golden Reflections Blog

 

20 Ideas for Summer Fun with Preschool Kids | Bare Feet on the Dashboard

 

Planning a Summer Garden for Kids - Mama’s Happy Hive

 

10 Summer Snacks for Kids to Make - Fun-A-Day!

 

Quick and Easy Frozen Summer Watermelon Pop  | Little Bins for Little Hands

 

Frozen Watermelon Cubes for Fruit Flavored Water | Little Bins for Little Hands

 

Summer Alphabet Activities- Growing Book by Book

 

Fun with Zoo Animals for Kids - My Bright Firefly

 

Summer Bubble Fun For Kids - Just Another Mom

 

Epic Light Table Ice Legos & More for Summer! - The Natural Homeschool  

Summer Preschool Activities - Living Life and Learning

Free Summer Printables - Montessori Nature

 

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  • Guest
    Natasha May 26

    Thank you for including our ice experiment! The rest of these look fantastic! I will need to try some :) Great round up! Sharing now!

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