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Make it a Summer of Science!


Photo: Graham Paterson

Summer is a time for playing in the park, exploring the outdoors, learning new things at camp, and spending time with friends. It’s one of our favorite times of year, of course!

This summer, we’re challenging you to make your family’s summer the best one yet – by making it a Summer of Science. To help you make it a science-filled summer, we’ll post a new science activity on our blog weekly, from June 11 to August 6. Give each activity we post a try and take a photo of what you create – or whatever you discover in the process. It’s all about your child’s scientific journey along the way.


Photo: Graham Paterson

Post the photo on your Flickr or Twitter account to share your discovery and what you made together. Each person who posts a photo will be entered into a drawing for a set of CuriOdyssey passes. The more you post, the more times you will be entered!

What to do:
1. Visit this blog each week for a new science activity.
2. Try out the science activity with your child – experiment and have fun. No discovery is too small!
3. Post it to your personal Flickr account or Twitter and tag it #CuriOdysseySummerSci. Then see what others have discovered!

Looking for other ways to encourage scientific discovery this summer? Here are some of our suggestions:
– Make scientific exploration a spontaneous experience. Be on the lookout for moments of discovery in everyday life. Sometimes things that we may see as mundane – our reflection in a puddle, a bee collecting pollen from a flower, a small vortex in your bathroom sink – can provide a moment of scientific discovery for you and your child.

– Start a summer science group. Round up a few kids in your neighborhood for summer science activities. But don’t just stop at what we post online – give some others a try, too! There are great science activities you can find in the Resources section of our website.

– Feeling extra inspired? Start your own blog about your Summer of Science. Document your experiments and post photos galore. Share it here – we’d love to see what you and your child discover.

Have a happy Summer of Science!

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