The Sunday Showcase – Summer Science Activities

The Sunday Showcase is back! How have you been? This week I’m featuring 30 of the best summer science activities linked up during all of June.

30 Science Ideas for Kids Featured on the Sunday Showcase at Inspiration Laboratories

Fantastic Fun and Learning shares a list of play invitations perfect for little engineers.

Play Trains created some fizzy engines with baking soda and vinegar.

Science Sparks has a simple activity to show how germs can spread.

Science Sparks shows us how to race craft sticks in water while learning about surface tension.

Edventures with Kids shares 12 great building materials for kids.

Let’s Play Music talks about how to make a sound box for a listening game.

Red Ted Art crafted some simple bug hotels perfect for observing insects in the garden.

Teach Through Play had some fun discovering worms in the backyard.

Life with Moore Babies shares some tips for a simple nature study with your kids.

Reading Confetti gathered 20 summer science ideas.

Alex Nguyen Portraits explores some weather making science.

Every Star is Different put together a Montessori-inspired astronomy unit focusing on the planets.

Bear & Lion went on a nature walk and created a lovely wind catcher {inspired by our wind catcher might I add}.

Edventures with Kids compiled a list of engineering books and resources for kids.

Rubber Boots and Elf Shoes learned about physics with water and pvc pipes.

JDaniel4’s Mom explored underground animals by making tunnels.

JDaniel4’s Mom talked about gravity and air flow with falling chickens.

Fantastic Fun and Learning paired Gail Gibbons’ books with great activity ideas. {Most of Gail Gibbon’s books are about science topics.}

Thrive 360 Living has a penguin small world play setup that I just love. {Yes, it’s not technically science, but I have an infatuation for penguins and miniature replicas from Safari Ltd.}

Alex Nguyen Portraits conducts saltwater science experiments.

Edventures with Kids helps you prepare for your next zoo visit with 16 zoo books.

Science Sparks makes a  self-propelled cotton reel car.

Gift of Curiosity has a printable to help you learn insect anatomy.

Carrots are Orange shares three easy ways to explore nature.

Life with Moore Babies has a great demo to illustrate how a thunderstorm happens. {I use the same concept in my Oceanography class to show what happens with different water masses.}

The Usual Mayhem tells us what we should pack in our nature study bag.

Buggy and Buddy created a printable to help explore fingerprints.

The Magnolia Barn was busy using their five senses.

Gift of Curiosity got up close with insects.

The Tiger Chronicle explains how they approach science in the home.

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Featured from Inspiration Laboratories:

If you haven’t stopped by in a while, I thought you might want to catch up on what you’ve missed here at Inspiration Laboratories during July. We’ve been sharing a lot of science ideas; we visited the Legoland Discovery Center. Aiden practiced his name with a fun water game. Did you see Aiden’s storytelling video for his version of Duck in the Truck? I may be a bit biased, but it’s really cute! Make sure you check out our parachute challenge! Click on the pictures below to see the posts from July.

Legoland Discovery Center Visit Name Practice Water Game Toyrarium Garden Project for Kids
Sea Life and Ocean Education How to Make a Parachute Duck in the Truck Storytelling & Pretend Play
Tape Volcano K is for Kinetic Energy Kinetic Energy Experiments and Activities for Kids
Science at Home: Air Experiments Cloud Watching and Observing Air Movement L is for Listening Skills - part of the A to Z Science Series for Toddlers and Preschoolers at Inspiration Laboratories

The Sunday Showcase is hosted on the following blogs:

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
Here Come the Girls
Inspiration Laboratories
Learn Play Imagine

We each feature different posts that have linked up, so be sure to check everyone out!  We’ll also be pinning our favorites to our Pinterest board.

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