Love these STEM challenge cards from the James Dyson Foundation! 22 experiments each in the fields of science and engineering make a perfect summer fun activity to keep ’em learning! The James Dyson Foundation is supported by Dyson, Ltd., a British technology company known for manufacturing household products. The foundation’s mission is to inspire the […]
Here is a great summer fun activity to keep hands busy: experimenting with paper airplane designs! Fold & Fly currently has a database of 45 paper airplane designs.
Interactive site based on book by Henry T. Brown — summer learning fun! This interesting site has provided illustrations of all of the 507 movements, many of them have been animated — a process that is apparently ongoing. There are also notes that help explain the mechanisms.
Here is a great Summer Fun Activity to keep them learning: Exploring the Extreme is an Educator’s Guide from NASA geared at K–8 students that focuses on math, science, and technology. This free 88-page download covers gravity, jet propulsion, and more!
Each year we add more ideas to our Summer Fun Activities archive. We have recently updated these resources, and they are all ready for you to enjoy. Recent additions include: 10 End-of-Summer Ideas. Learning Synths. Creative Writing with the Random Word Generator. Make a Balloon Rocket. You’ll also find older favorites: Building a sunspot viewer. […]
Summer is winding down. Time to celebrate! Here are 10 end-of-summer ideas that can be educational (or just fun) to celebrate the end of summer: 1. Make a backyard tent. Back in the day (way back), we always had a backyard tent. Ours was homemade, of course. We simply put old lawn chairs on […]
Here is a great summer fun learning activity: Learning Synths! This extensive interactive created by a music software company helps students explore the elements of sound in a fun and engaging way. As you work through the interactive you explore: Amplitude. Pitch. Brightness. Movement. Modulation. Oscillation. Waveforms. Filters. Once you have the basics, it’s time […]
It’s summer. While keeping things light, you do want your children to keep those skills sharp (math and writing come to mind here). Try using a random word generator to keep your children writing every day! Start easy. Use an online random word generator to create a list of words that will inspire your child […]
The summer months are a great time to experiment outside — keep ’em learning! No one will object to making a balloon rocket! You’ll find everything you need over at ScienceBob.com. Only four items are needed — ones you most likely have hanging around the home already: string, a straw, tape, and of course, a […]
Want to avoid the summer brain drain? Looking for ways to keep your children learning this summer? Here are 23 ideas for keeping hands busy and minds sharp! Each year we add more ideas to our Summer Fun Activities archive. We have updated these resources, and they are all ready for summer. Inside you’ll find […]
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Here is a summer fun activity that can not only be fun, but also useful, educational, and creative! Make a wind chime! Making a wind chime can be as easy as grabbing a wire coat hanger and some string and tying objects on at different lengths to create unique sounds. But it can also be […]