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10 Everyday Ways to Explore Science While Having Fun

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Summer Science for Kids, Child holding seedlings to plant in garden as backyard science activity

Grow and Study Veggies


A vegetable garden is full of botany lessons for kids. Plant a family garden this summer and talk with your kids about what plants need in order to grow. Have your older child point out examples of the plant terminology he knows. Turn making a salad into a science activity — even if you buy your veggies instead of growing your own. Have kids identify whether the ingredients are a fruit (tomato), a root (carrot), a legume (peapod), or a flower (broccoli). Consider doing some Earth-friendly composting as a practical backyard science lesson.

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