Why not make science a part of your family’s summer? Perhaps you can set aside one day a week for outdoor projects—maybe Mad Scientist Monday or Scientific Saturday? Here are a few ideas to help get you started.
These projects meet the following criteria:
Instead of squirting water, real space rockets burn jet fuel to make a powerful jet of hot gas. The force pushes the rocket upwards. Discuss how this experiment illustrates Isaac Newton’s third law of motion which states that “for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.”
Another idea is to create your own butterfly feeder:
Here are some good sites to learn more about butterflies: