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Fizz, Boom, Read: Water

Let's end the summer with a splash by exploring water! We're lucky here in Quincy that we have so much water in our city. Take a walk down Wollaston Beach and see if you can figure out if the tide is coming in or going out (hint: look for wet sand beyond the water) and how high the tide gets. Or look around Black's Creek and see what animals are hanging around the water there. Then head home and try some watery activities. 

Fizz, Boom, Read: Weather

Hot or cool, sunny or rainy, the weather changes all the time. Did it rain today? Why wouldn't it be snow in the summer? Have you ever looked up and watched the clouds? Think about the weather this week. Try keeping a record of the weather in your science journal and keep it going into the fall. Watch the temperature get cooler as the days go by. 

Fizz, Boom, Read: Air

You can't see it but it's all around you. What is it? Air! We breathe it and fly through it and use it to generate electricity when it's moving. There's a whole lot of it and it's everywhere you go. Even though you can't see it, air is something you can observe with simple experiments and activities about air pressure, flight and wind. Try some and learn about this super essential gas!

Fizz, Boom, Read: Space

No, you can't just pop into outer space but you can do some fun activities and experiments at home without going into orbit. Take a look in the night sky and try spotting some constellations. Can you find another planet from our solar system? Our neighbors, Mars and Venus? Check out our moon. Did you know the craters on our moon have names? Learn about the International Space Station and the Hubble Telescope. 

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: 

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?

Fizz, Boom, Read @your library!

Welcome to Fizz, Boom, Read at the Thomas Crane Public Library! Join us this summer for plenty of science-themed activities, stories and crafts.

 

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