Posted by: Jacquie Fisher   

27 Simple Summer Science Experiments

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:

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

Rainbow Melted Crayons -- Mama Smiles

Exploring Color & Temperature -- Inspiration Laboratories

Grow a Crystal Flower -- Danya Banya



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


10 Terrific Road Trip Movies for Kids
100 Free Things to do with Kids this Summer


Guest - Natasha on Tuesday, 26 May 2015 11:51

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

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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