5 Ways you can learn about science and have fun during the summer

5 ways you can learn about science and have fun this summer!We have always called summer the fun season and in the past, we called science the boring subject. But then we had a crazy summer filled with science-learning fun.

And now we know that you can mix science with summer and have a blast!

Since summer has officially started, we wanted to share with you all five ways you can learn about science and still have fun this summer.

Let’s dig in…

5 Ways you can learn about science this summer

Here are the five tips in a quick video:

But keep on reading to learn more about each tip!

1. Do lots of nature study.

The sun is shining, the temps are warm, and nature is out on display during this season! So our first tip is to…

Do lots of nature study at the beach or in your backyard!

You can plan out nature study field trips to local state parks, or just learn about the things you encounter on our daily walk. Here are a few tips about nature study to help you get started:

Either way, you will have a blast learning about nature this summer!

2. Work on an experiment book.

It’s always fun to get your hands dirty and play around with science, which leads us to our second tip…

Work on an experiment book and learn as you play with science!

You don’t necessarily have to grab an experiment book, although we highly recommend any experiment book by Janice VanCleave, you can just pick and choose experiments to try out.

Maybe you can do all those activities you didn’t get to during the school year – things like dissecting an owl pellet. Or you can just work your way through these 48 summer science activities.

Either way, you’ll have a blast playing with science this summer!

3. Get an engineering kit.

Have you ever heard of STEM (or STEAM)? Yep, these days it’s just about everywhere. And if you didn’t already know, the “E” stands for engineering, which is why our third tip is to…

Get an engineering kit to build on those rare rainy days!

Here are a few of our fav’s:

But you don’t have to buy a kit, you can just open up a bin of legos, give your kits a pack of popsicle sticks, or build with sticks and rocks you collected outside.

Either way, you’ll have a blast engineering new creations this summer!

4. Raise an animal.

A few years back we actually raised a few caterpillars into butterflies and it was something we will never forget! It’s the reason we are sharing our fourth tip…

Raise an animal and watch a life cycle in action!

You can raise butterflies, frogs, or praying mantises (manti??). You can raise chickens or hang up a birdhouse and watch keep an eye out for a nest. Or you can get add a new kitten or puppy to your family and watch it grow over the summer.

Either way, you’ll have a blast raising an animal this summer!

5. Read living science books.

Let’s face it – during the dog days of summer, it’s just plain hot. You need to get out of the sun for a bit and that’s why our fifth tip is to…

Read living science books and enjoy taking a break from the sun!

Of course, we know a few science adventure novels you could read and enjoy {wink, wink, nudge, nudge}, but we have also shared a longer list here:

Whatever you choose, you’ll have a blast getting wrapped up in a few living science books this summer!

Wrapping it Up

5 Ways you can learn about science and have fun during the summer

Whether you choose to do some nature study, go through an experiment book, get an engineering kit, raise an animal or read a few living science books, we are positive that adding a bit of science to your summer plans will be a blast!

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