10 Science Kits for Summer Vacation
Summer activities for us usually include some type of learning. And why not? These awesome Science kits are not just educational, they are a ton of fun!
We take a lighter course load over the summer but always include Math and Science in our daily activities. These subjects seem to be the hardest for my crew to maintain any knowledge base to start in the fall. Activities like these are a great way to keep things moving in their brains!
National Geographic Archaeology Kit: Egyptian Pyramid, The Secret of the Pyramid. Play the role of archaeologist as you explore this pyramid model and the treasures buried within. After using hieroglyphics to decipher the secret to unlocking the pyramid, use tools and techniques similar to those of a real archaeologist to carefully excavate a sarcophagus, death mask, and four canopic urns from inside. Open the sarcophagus and you will discover a model mummy preserved within. As you uncover the artifacts in the pyramid, you will learn about archaeological science, including excavation, conservation, dating, and remote sensing.
Experience nature up close with the Live Butterfly Garden from Insect Lore. This enthralling educational kit gives kids the opportunity to observe butterflies through every stage of their lifecycle. Children ages four and up can observe five real caterpillars eat and grow to form their chrysalis and then emerge as Painted Lady butterflies. Children will love feeding the butterflies in their included observation habitat and then releasing them into the wild.
Wild Science kits use safe, high-quality, fully compliant materials including real safety goggles and gloves. The chemicals are packed in resealable bottles so they’re safer to handle than packets or pouches, and can be used over and over again. These experiments are open-ended and include extra materials to encourage kids to take what they learned and apply it to their own experiments. They also incorporate interests that kids may have. All kits include all the materials needed for the activity right in the box.
The perfect kit for the mad scientist in all of us. This engaging Hologram Kit brings the science of real 3D laser holograms to your own science genius in the family. The secret is the unique self-developing film plates, allowing you to make holograms and view them immediately.
Observe and record the weather with your own multi-functional weather station. The kit features a wind vane, an anemometer, a thermometer and a rain gauge. Also experiment with the greenhouse effect and create a terrarium in a bottle.
Scientific Explorer Disgusting Science is the grossest, most revolting kit available that will educate your child with nasty experiments on what actually grows on their own body, what’s really in their teeth and the explanations behind our unmentionable, smelly bodily functions.Your young scientist will be fascinated to learn fun facts about these body parts, by-products and will be grossed out as they take science to a whole new level by creating a stinky intestine, slimy snot, fake blood and learn how to grow friendly molds and bacteria.
With the GeoSafari Talking Telescope, kids get an up-close VIEW of 12 animals and 8 space-age phenomena. They can HEAR cool facts or TEST their knowledge in fun quiz games. Features beautiful images from NASA, built-in storage for all 20 slides, detachable telescope (3x magnification) for on-the-go exploring, and battery-saving automatic shut-off. Two motivating game modes, Facts and Quiz, speak 200 fun facts and questions with realistic sound effects.
Watch and be amazed at what your music can do with the new Snap Circuits Lights. Connect your iPod or any MP3 player and enjoy your music as the lights change to the beat. Features: Infrared Detector, Strobe Light, Color Changing LED, Lighted and Glow-in-the-Dark Fans, Strobe integrated circuit (IC), Fiber Optic communication, Color organ controlled by iPod or other MP3 player, voice or finger.
Pneumatic Hydraulic Engines. Build your own models powered by air and water pressure to learn about the laws of physics. This unique kit allows you to build two different air and water powered systems: water jet propelled cars and hydro pneumo (which simply means air pressure and water pressure) powered engines. The hydro pneumo system uses a self contained air and water turbine system as a motor.
Excavate your own natural crystals. Learn fun facts and add them to your rock collection. It’s a cool mineral rock digging kit. Contains 8 natural crystals embedded in a plaster block, a specially designed digging tool, brush and a leather storage pouch.
Do you plan educational activities over the summer break? What type of things do your kids like to do to stay active?
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