The weather is warming up, and the kids are getting excited. It means only one thing. Summer is getting closer, which means summer break is coming as well. Studies show that children can lose up to two months of knowledge over the summer. Of course, this varies by the child and the subject, but why not try to avoid some of that? Science can be truly enjoyable for kids, particularly when it is a hands-on experience.
Having fun with science does not require expensive toys. We have found a fantastic collection of entertaining, outdoor science projects, with such a wide selection that there is sure to at least be a few projects for every child. This list has links with instructions for projects that include everything from a fizzy ice experiment to a bottle rocket project, with over 30 experiments in all, thanks to the website, Growing a Jeweled Rose.