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Must-Try Summer Science Experiments

9 totally awesome experiments to bust summer boredom!

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This summer, invite your kids to try out these science experiments, and help boost their curiosity and observation skills in the process!
Calling all future scientists! This summer, invite your kids to discover the awesome outcomes of these 9 kid-friendly science experiments.
1. Make a Recycled Microscope

Support your child’s inquisitiveness by helping put together this simple microscope—you’ll both be surprised at what you can see!

Support your child’s inquisitiveness by helping put together this simple microscope—you’ll both be surprised at what you can see!

2. Sink or Float Experiment

Make a hypothesis, then watch as your aspiring scientist learns what sinks or floats with this hands-on experiment.

Make a hypothesis, then watch as your aspiring scientist learns what sinks or floats with this hands-on experiment.

3. Exploring Ramps and Friction

This fun, hands-on experiment is a great way to introduce kids to friction, ramps, and angles!

This fun, hands-on experiment is a great way to introduce kids to friction, ramps, and angles!

4. DIY Toy Parachutes

Head outdoors to discover the science behind how parachutes work!

Head outdoors to discover the science behind how parachutes work!

5. What Lives in Dirt?

Your little ones will love playing and exploring their way through this nature experiment—in your own backyard!

Your little ones will love playing and exploring their way through this nature experiment—in your own backyard!

6. Cardboard Solar Oven

Build this “solar oven” with your little engineer, then use the sun’s energy to make melted crayon crafts or even heat up a tasty summertime treat!

Build this “solar oven” with your little engineer, then use the sun’s energy to make melted crayon crafts or even heat up a tasty summertime treat!

7. Watermelon Volcano

Let your kids experiment with hands-on science they can hear, see, and touch!

Let your kids experiment with hands-on science they can hear, see, and touch!

8. Kool-Aid Rock Candy

Transform a classic summertime drink into rock candy with this colorful experiment!

Transform a classic summertime drink into rock candy with this colorful experiment!

9. Ice Cream in a Bag

Did you know you can turn heavy whipping cream into ice cream with just a plastic bag, ice, and salt?

Did you know you can turn heavy whipping cream into ice cream with just a plastic bag, ice, and salt?

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Kids today get too much homework.
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Homework is important. Kids need to stay on task to keep up with the pack.
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Parents should be encouraged to help young kids with homework.
35% (16 votes)
Parents should encourage kids to complete homework assignments on their own.
15% (7 votes)
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