Are you excited for summer’s arrival? We sure are! School’s out, but that doesn’t mean the opportunities to learn have to stop. I am excited to share with you fun weekly summer science camp experiments and activities to keep you busy all summer long. These science camp ideas will go week by week, featuring a different theme! Make science during the summer cool!
SUMMER SCIENCE CAMP EXPERIMENTS & THEMES
SUMMER SCIENCE CAMP IS GREAT FUN FOR KIDS!
Your summer routine doesn’t have to be as scheduled as our resource! We are simply providing you a framework for the summer. Choose when you want to participate, try one or two activities from each week or try them all, or move weeks around.
Our science camp activities have an age range of 3-8 years old give or take. This depends on abilities, interests, and the amount of adult supervision available. The older age range will be able to do more independently while the younger age range will need more adult help. Both ranges will enjoy the ideas!
aj SUMMER SCIENCE CAMP EXPERIMENTS AND FUN!
Please click the links in green below to see the week set up for you with the appropriate themed STEM challenges or science activities. We have including our favorite, LEGO!
You will also find physical sciences, chemistry, messy science, edible science, natural sciences, engineering structures, simple machines, things that go, natural sciences, technology, independence day STEM ideas, and even shark week!
Subscribe for weekly reminders! Each week will include at least 5-7 activities that you can easily do at home or in a camp/classroom setting with inexpensive supplies. I may also include book ideas or Youtube videos that will complement the week’s theme.
10 LEGO challenges to get the creative juices flowing with your own LEGO collection. Try one or try them all, but you will find tons of new ways to play, build, and learn with LEGO.
Check out how substances change, interact, and combine. Explore the processes, through science activities, that causes these changes. It’s pretty cool what you can do with chemistry.
THEME: SUMMER ENGINEERING IDEAS
Get ready to test your design, planning, engineering, testing, and problem solving skills with summer engineering challenges the whole family can get into together.
THEME: WATER SCIENCE
What sinks? What floats? How does ice melt? Can you make a sugar water rainbow? Can you make a syphon? Water is an incredibly versatile science supply. We also have some fun “science magic”. The best of all, it’s frugal.
THEME: THINGS THAT GO
Cars, planes, boats, rockets, you name it! We will give you a bunch of great ideas for building, experimenting, and testing a variety of things that go!
THEME: EXPLORING AND LEARNING SCIENTIFIC METHOD
What is the scientific method? What is a scientific process? What takes a science activity and turns it into a science experiment?
THEME: BUILDING SIMPLE MACHINES
There are 6 simple machines. Can you build them? We will have some great examples for inspiration. Remember you can always modify, get creative, and use the resources you have available!
WEEK JULY 9
THEME: OOEY GOOEY SLIME
Try cool ways to make slime, experiment with slime, and explore the science behind the slime.
ALSO CHECK OUT: Shark Week Activities
THEME: RECYCLED STEM ACTIVITIES & SCIENCE PROJECTS
What can you come up with from the recycling bin? We will be featuring tons of cool ways to challenge the engineer!
Play around with light, ramps, matter, energy, and more with hands on activities that will be easy to set up and provide lots of play time too!
THEME: SPACE EXPLORATION
Comets, craters, stars and more!
THEME: EDIBLE SCIENCE ACTIVITIES
Did you know that science is used in many recipes and we don’t even know about it? Kitchen chemistry and more!
THEME: BACK TO SCHOOL STEM
Get prepared to head back to school with school and early Fall themed STEM ideas!
ALTERNATE THEME: Paper Bag STEM Challenges
I put together these paper bag STEM challenges for our last vacation week. They are fun all year round. Plus a wide range of ages can enjoy the activities together working on their own levels
This awesome list of Summer STEM activities will take you right into the new school year and would also make a great addition to your school day through out the year. Many of the activities can be done either inside or outside making them perfect for cold and rainy days as well. You might even try an extra activity on those days!
THE BIG LIST: 100 DAYS OF SUMMER STEM ACTIVITIES