Have you used bleeding tissue paper before? This idea at Crayon Wishes and Popsicle Dreams was an activity at a Rainbow Art birthday party. The result makes beautiful stand-alone art but could also be used as a layer in multi-media art.
Are you intrigued by the idea of making your own bouncy balls? About.com shows you how to make them with borax, corn starch, and white glue. What a fun way to introduce chemistry to kids!
The Weather Watcher's Handbook is a PDF download of over 40 pages filled with information about weather science written in an easy to understand language for kids. Don't make the mistake of thinking it is over-simplified though, there is enough meat here to satisfy both the homeschooler and the parent just looking to enrich their child's science curriculum. You'll learn about the earth's atmosphere, cloud formations, the water cycle, where wind comes from, how snowflakes are formed and more. There are ten different hands-on activities to actively engage kids too.
You can find more information and purchase The Weather Watcher's Handbook by clicking here.
You should also take a look at Mud Puddles to Meteors where you will find gorgeous nature photography along with interesting activities and posts about natural science that kids will love. There are free printables for nature notebooks and several ways to contribute too. Annie and Dawn have a palpable passion for their topic which makes reading both their blog and The Weather Watcher's Handbook a real treat!
Grow Creative shares this beautiful art that she created just by following the natural contours on leaves she gathered. Young kids will love this just for the experience and older kids can experiment with details and textures. Displayed as a group, this would make a wonderful piece of seasonal artwork.
Alphabet Glue Volume Fourteen is now available! This issue has projects, printables, and activities suitable for late summer through early fall, and, as always, reading lists and book suggestions to go along with it all.
How about homemade bouncy balls and museum map journals? Maybe dinosaur page markers and fossil making will catch your little ones attention. Always a great deal at only $4 per issue, be sure to check out all the previous issues of Alphabet Glue too!
Summer is the perfect time to have fun with science! Check out Alphabet Glue's special Summer Science issue that includes four different experiments with accompanying book suggestions and reviews. For only $2.50, this downloadable PDF is a great way to have fun and learn something at the same time!