Each summer students lose between 17-34% of what they learned in the last school year. But summer doesn’t have to be that way. With the right resources, your summer can be full of time in the sun AND time advancing your kids’ science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) skills.
So how can you bring STEAM to your childrens’ summer without spending hours scouring the internet for ideas? Digi-Bridge is here to help! Along with our summer STEAM camps for students in the Charlotte, North Carolina area, we wanted to bring you six at-home science experiments for elementary aged children.
Try These DIY Fireworks
Make sure your summer includes a bang–a bang of fireworks, that is. Check out this cool experiment to make your own fireworks. All you need is water, oil, and a jar.
Click here for the experiment.
Create This Easy Aquarium
Whether you’re heading to the beach this summer or not, the ocean can come to you. How?
Check out this awesome Paper Plate Aquarium you and your kids can make.
Really want to up the summer STEAM? Consider checking out a documentary or book from your local library about the oceans too.
Add a Robot to Your Household!
Digi-Bridge loves robotics and we want to bring some of the robot fun to your home! One at-home experiment Digi-Bridge loves is making a robot out of legos. Check out this awesome lego robot experiment.
Want to help other STEAM lovers have access to lego robots as well? Consider donating to Digi-Bridge’s Design Engineering wishlist. Your donations support STEAM scholars as they harness their design engineering skills.
Set Up a New NASA Station
July 29th is the day NASA was founded in 1958. To celebrate, we thought it would be fun to start some new space stations…in STEAM scholars’ homes!
Check out this video tutorial on how to make plastic bottle rockets. Get ready to use your summer STEAM to jet off to the moon–or even Mars!
Enter Jurassic Park
Who doesn’t love dinosaurs? If you want to get into dino-spirit, you can build your own Jurassic Park this summer.
Check out this awesome dinosaur dig.
Bubbles and Science
Looking for a science experiment to get your STEAM scholars outdoors?
Spend some extra time in the sun and see who can blow the biggest bubble. Check out this awesome science experiment for inspiration.
If your STEAM scholars complete any of these experiments, take a photo and tag Digi-Bridge (@DigiBridgeUS) on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. We’d love to cheer on your STEAM scholars and let you know about upcoming STEAM programming if you live in the Charlotte, North Carolina area.