Summer Fun Activity: Learning Synths

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 timeContinue reading “Summer Fun Activity: Learning Synths”

Summer Fun Activity: Make a Balloon Rocket

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, aContinue reading “Summer Fun Activity: Make a Balloon Rocket”

Summer Fun Activity: Photographic Wrap-Up

Here is a summer fun activity with purpose: create a photographic summer wrap-up collage! Have your child take digital pictures of those things he most enjoyed during the summer. The pictures can be of souvenirs, keepsakes, collections, places, or other reminders. Another option is to collect photos from online sources. For example, if your child’sContinue reading “Summer Fun Activity: Photographic Wrap-Up”

Summer Fun Activity: Roll-A-Challenge

Here is a fun summer activity from DestinationImagination.org: Roll-A-Challenge! Cut out the three dice on the printable download — “Use,” “Make,” and “That Will” — and tape them together. Gather the supplies listed on the “Use” dice. And you’re ready to go! By rolling the three die, kids will have over 200 different challenge combinations.Continue reading “Summer Fun Activity: Roll-A-Challenge”

Summer Fun Activity: Radar & Weather Together

Radar & Weather Together is a 71-page illustrated download from the National Center for Atmospheric Research full of educational (and fun!) resources — “Engaging Hands-on Activities for Students” — and makes a perfect summer fun activity to keep ’em learning! The booklet contains 21 hands-on activities from five different categories: Light and the electromagnetic lightContinue reading “Summer Fun Activity: Radar & Weather Together”

Summer Fun Activity: Create Giant Bubbles

Ever wonder how bubbles get their shape? Or what makes them finally burst? Create giant bubbles and find out with this summer fun activity from Exploratorium. With dishwashing liquid (blue Dawn works best) and glycerine you can create enormous bubbles while learning: What shapes bubbles take (surface tension). How bubbles move (convection and air currents).Continue reading “Summer Fun Activity: Create Giant Bubbles”

Summer Fun Activity: Teddy at the Beach Cupcakes

Whether you are looking for a fun way to wrap up summer or are already into your new year and would like a fun “welcome back,” young ones will enjoy these teddy-at-the-beach cupcakes! We found four different, but equally inviting, recipes to give you ideas for creating your own: Teddy-at-the-Beach Cupcakes Favorite, and easy, fromContinue reading “Summer Fun Activity: Teddy at the Beach Cupcakes”

Summer Fun Activity: Watermelon Science

With summer coming to a close, some might enjoy a fun way to make a smooth transition back to school. Try watermelon science! These fun science experiments from the National Watermelon Promotion Board can help dust off the cobwebs while enjoying the last rays of the summer sun: Sun, Soil, and WatermelonA review of whatContinue reading “Summer Fun Activity: Watermelon Science”