Summertime is here and that means kids are on summer break. In honor of Father’s Day, we curated a list of things that kids can do with their dads, grandfathers, or any father figure in their lives.We included some fun STEM activitiesand games to keep kids engaged and learning. These STEMactivities are so much fun, even dads will enjoy them! Here’s what we have for you.
1. For the Adventurous: Dig & Display Fossil Kit
Travel into history and discover prehistoric Earth. Learn fun facts about prehistoric Earth as you embark on exciting missions using real land and sea fossils. You’ll learn about the evolution of plants and animals as you uncover each fossil. After you’re done discovering the fossils, you can turn the package into a display case and then teach others what you’ve learned!
Learn to apply STEM principles just like an engineer! You’ll pair K’NEX® pieces with pumps and tubes to build 9 amazing moving creations. The step-by-step illustrated guide walks you through each build, includes 18 STEM experiments that explore pneumatics and hydraulics, and “Think Bigger” challenges to deepen understanding of the scientific method.
Who doesn’t love slime?! Explore the science behind polymer chemistry and become an expert in all things slimy. The fact-filled lab guide is chock-full of pictures and information to provide hours of experimentation in your own home laboratory.
5. For the Music Lovers: DIY Music Maker Science Lab
Explore the science of pitch, vibration, and acoustics while making a box guitar, pan flute, and ocean drum. Fun music and sound concepts come to life in the 36-page, illustrated storybook and activity guide that includes 10 STEM-based activities.
6. For the Foodies: Candy Creations Science Lab Kit
Learn about the world of food science. You’ll learn how to create chemical reactions and measure ingredients while making your own marshmallows, jellies, rock candy, and other tasty treats. This kit also includes basic information on different food-related STEM careers such as a food scientist or confectioner.
Get a worm's-eye view of root growth! You can watch roots develop and grow in the soil through the planter's large, transparent side. Step-by-step Activity Guide provides instructions, suggested activities, and journal pages to record observations while following the process from seed planting to full-grown plants. Includes packets of bean and pea seeds and potting soil.