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Summer Science Experiments

Welcome to the fascinating world of summer science experiments!

As the sun shines brightly and the days become longer, it's the perfect time to explore the wonders of science in a hands-on and exciting way.

Whether you're a curious young scientist, a parent looking for engaging activities for your children, or simply someone seeking to delve into the mysteries of the natural world, this summer promises a multitude of captivating experiments that will spark your imagination and ignite your passion for scientific discovery.

Get your lessons on this summer with these fun summer science experiments. So much fun to be had with the kids.

During this season of warmth and adventure, we invite you to embark on a journey of exploration and experimentation.

Whether you're interested in chemistry, physics, biology, astronomy, or any other branch of science, there's a wide range of experiments awaiting your eager participation.

So, get ready to put on your lab coat, gather your materials, and let your scientific spirit soar.

Throughout this summer, this post will guide you through a series of exciting experiments.

Remember, summer is the perfect time to unleash your scientific curiosity, to ask questions, to experiment, and to make discoveries.

Making homemade bouncy balls looks like a lot of fun, but how yummy would making our own rock candy be?

Why you'll love these STEM activities!

  • Engaging and Interactive:

    This post offers hands-on, interactive experiments that will keep you actively involved throughout the summer. It's not just about reading information but actually conducting experiments and experiencing the thrill of scientific discovery firsthand.

  • Wide Range of Topics:

    Whether you're interested in biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, or any other scientific field, this post covers a diverse range of experiments. You'll find something that aligns with your interests and allows you to explore the specific areas of science that fascinate you the most.

  • Suitable for All Ages:

    Yes, these are geared for kids but whether you're a young scientist eager to explore the world around you or an adult seeking intellectual stimulation, these experiments are designed to be engaging and enjoyable for all ages. You can embark on this scientific adventure alone, with friends, or involve the whole family for a fun and educational summer activity.

  • Cultivates Curiosity and Critical Thinking:

    These experiments are specifically designed to foster curiosity, encourage questioning, and develop critical thinking skills. By engaging in scientific inquiry, you'll learn to observe, analyze, and draw conclusions, which are essential skills in the scientific process and beyond.

  • Inspires a Love for Science:

    Through the excitement and wonder of these experiments, this post aims to inspire a lifelong love for science. By actively participating in hands-on activities, you'll discover the joy of scientific exploration and may even develop a passion that extends far beyond the summer months.

Unleash Your Inner Scientist:
Summer Science Experiments for Curious Minds

Coloring Wild Carrot
Fireflies and Mud Pies

  It's easy to see how plants drink water by doing this simple science experiment.

How long does it take to change the color of a flower with food coloring?

The petals should begin to change colors after only a few hours but could take up to 24 hours depending on the flower. The pattern and vibrancy will change as they continue to drink more water.

Which flower absorbs food coloring the faster?

The change is most effective when done with white flowers and in warm water. Hydrangeas, carnations, and daisies are among the best absorbers of food coloring.

Exploding Treasure Chests
Fun A Day

"It was a great sensory experience as the solid, freezing cold chests turned to mush and exposed the treasures hidden within." - Fun A Day

Elephant Toothpaste
Fun with Mama

Create foamy fun with your kids with this DIY science project! The foam your kids will create in this experiment resembles toothpaste being squeezed from a tube.

Tornado in a Jar
Ellie Moon

This tornado in a jar experiment is crazy simple but oh so awesome and cool to watch. It takes less than five minutes to put together so it makes a super easy science lesson.

Slime Recipe
Glued to my Crafts

 Did you know you can make your own slime or for a fun learning and play activity? 

Sand Volcano
Jeweled Rose

"You can easily set this activity up at the beach or right in your sandbox at home. " - Jeweled Rose

Rainbow Experiment
Playdough to Plato

"We love fun kids’ science and this easy activity is one of our favorites. With just a few common household ingredients like dish soap and honey, little scientists can actually pour a rainbow in a jar. There’s no need for any magic – just 100% kid-friendly science." - Playdough to Plato

Make A Hovercraft

The kids will certainly get a kick out of this little science project. A perfect addition to the summer science experiments list.

Ice Cream in a Bag
Coffee Cups and Crayons

 Get your pals together and take turns shaking up a sweet treat.

Homemade Rock Candy
Paging Fun Mums

"Who knew that making such beautiful, tasty, sugary Rock Candy at home would be so easy and FUN! It also doubles as a bit of a Science Experiment too! Using only 3 ingredients, the goodies made from this fun ‘experiment’ can be used for kids parties, wedding favors or just a fun treat!" - Paging Fun Mums

Homemade Lava Lamp
123 Homeschool 4 Me

"Kids will be amazed at this really fun and easy to make science experiment for kids. Let us show you how to make a lava lamp that is fun for kids of all ages." - 123 Homeschool 4 Me

Glowing Ice Egg Excavation
Fun at Home with Kids

"The coolest thing about these glowing ice eggs is that you literally can't tell what is inside until you melt enough of the egg that a part is revealed.  This added a whole other dimension of mystery to something that is already so much fun!" - Fun at Home with Kids

Homemade Bottle Rocket
Science Sparks

"Did you know you can make and launch a water bottle rocket using just a plastic bottle, water, cork, needle adaptor and pump?" - Homemade Bottle Rocket

Homemade Bouncy Balls
My Frugal Adventures

Who knew you could make a homemade bouncy ball that actually does bounce.

Homemade Giant Bubbles
Happy Holligans

"I  am thrilled to report that this bubble recipe really does make the biggest bubbles ever! If you’re looking for something super-fun to do in the backyard with your daycare kids or family, or a great outdoor science activity to do with your class, you have to make these bubbles!" - Happy Holligans

Fight the summer time boredom with these fantastically fun summer activities for kids. Make your own homemade bubbles, sand, chalk, slime, dough and more.