Raising Grandchildren. Summer Activities

          Science Experiments to Do with the Grandkids This Summer

Calling all Grandpas. Looking for things to do with the grandkids this summer? How about a series of fun science experiments? You’ll enjoy making a fine mess and may learn some science concepts along the way.

Most of these books offer groupings of experiments around a theme or concept. They range in difficulty levels so you can adapt them to the ages of your grandchildren. The grandkids will think it’s super fun to do real science with their Grandpas (or Grandmas).

Check out these books available online.

The Everything Kids’ Science Experiments Book by Tom Robinson

This great book was written by a high school science teacher. Lessons and experiments are designed around the themes of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, the Planet Earth and the Human body. Something of interest for everyone.

100 Science Experiments by Usborne

These experiments are easy to do and the materials are everyday objects. The lessons cover the basics of chemistry, biology and physics. The book includes a glossary and links to recommended websites to support the information in each experiment.

Super Science Concoctions, A Kid Can! By Jill Frankel Hauser

A well-organized book with several experiments around each concept. The experiments build on one another allowing the concept to build with experience. There is a good supply list and clear scientific explanations for each experiment.

201Awesome, Magical, Bizarre and Incredible Experiments by Janice VanCleave

Janice VanCleave’s well-beloved books contain experiments to answer science questions such as How do honeybees find their way home? And How can you measure the speed of the wind? There are illustrations and easy to follow directions to go with each experiment. There is a very popular companion volume to go with this book entitled, Gooey, Slippery, Slimy, Weird and Fun Experiments.