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Fizz, Boom, Read: Food

Take a look in your family kitchen for some fun and delicious science. You might have already used some things from your kitchen to try out experiments with plants or magnets. Now take a look at the food itself. You can make food change colors, make things fizz and pop. Counting and measuring are important in the kitchen too! Cooking is all about science, and it's edible! Make a cake or ice cream, test out different recipies. Make something tasty while exercising your science skills.

Fizz, Boom, Read: Magnets

Who doesn't like playing with magnets? And there's plenty to do with them besides stick them to your refrigerator. Magnets make for great observational experiments for kids and they're easy to find and play with. Just keep them away from your credit cards! Grab some magnets off the fridge or buy some at a craft or grocery store and try some of these activities and check out the books below: 

Bubble Day!

We blew bubbles on the lawn all morning! Did you miss it? Check out some bubble fun you can have at home!

Fizz, Boom, Read: Engineering

Blocks, LEGO, even paper can be used to build to new heights with engineering and building science. Sure, you might not be building a real bridge to cross a river with, or a house to live in, but even simple exercises like stacking blocks can show kids basic physics and engineering ideas.

Building experiments are easy at home. Use any blocks to build towers and bridges and see how high or how far you can go. Or take a look at some of the links below for fun building ideas:

Fizz, Boom, Read: Plants

Summer is full of greenery, flowers, fruit, plants of all kinds and your summer vacation is a perfect time to explore them! Discovering the science of plants is as easy as peeling an orange and looking at the wedges inside, counting the seeds you find, comparing the taste of it to a grapefruit or a lemon. Or try taking a nature walk in your neighborhood and use your science journal to record the plants you see. Can you identify them using this plant guide or another you might already have?

Mad Science - Wacky Waves

Mad Science is all wet this month with Wacky Waves: A program about water, waves and oceans.

Ocean Books

Mad Science - Eye to Eye & Energy Blast

We've got two awesome topics for Mad Science this month!

Mad Science - SPACE!

Blast off into outer space in our April Mad Science programs!

Outer Space

Mad Science - Acids & Bases

They may sound dangerous, but acids and bases are all around us! Find out more about them and see them at work at this month's Mad Science programs.

Acids & Bases

Mad Science - Optical Illusions

Your eyes will play tricks on you at Mad Science this month as we explore optical illusions.

Optical Illusion Books
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