Welcome to Virtual Camp: Summer of Science!

Ready for some FREE science learning? Join in the fun July 7-Aug. 11, 2019 with Virtual Camp: Summer of Science, presented by Metro Parent and Michigan Science Center!

Vacation is prime time to get out and explore everyday science. And kids can do just that during Virtual Camp. We’ve got six fun DIY experiments in store, geared at ages 7-13 (or the young at heart). Watch a video – starring our very own STEM-loving puppet Izzy – download a learning guide and then take a quiz.

To learn about other Virtual Camp perks, and to register for updates, be sure to visit our Virtual Camp registration page. Here’s a look at the lesson plan for 2019. Scroll down just a tad more to link to the latest live experiments!

  • July 7: Experiment 1: Blast Off with Straw Rockets
  • July 14: Experiment 2: Crater Creation
  • July 21: Experiment 3: The (Icy) Cool Balloon
  • July 28: Experiment 4: Operation Filtration
  • Aug. 4: Experiment 5: The Rainmaker
  • Aug. 11: Experiment 6: Squishy Circuits

Latest Experiments

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Izzy, Taylor and their friend from the Michigan Science Center make rainsticks

Rainsticks Experiment for Kids

The sounds around us have a big impact on our lives, and we can use science to create and manipulate sounds of our own. Create your own rainstick while learning about how soundwaves are created.
straw rocket on a black background with a yellow border

Straw Rockets Science Experiment for Kids

Blast off into some serious fun with our out-of-this-world straw rockets experiment for kids. Learn some flight engineering while you're at it!
Orange and blue squishy circuits creature on a purple background

Virtual Camp 2019 Experiment 6: Squishy Circuits

Want to learn about all about the science of electricity in a safe and fun way? You can do just that with our squishy circuits experiment on Aug. 11, 2019!
Izzy staring at a beaker

Virtual Camp 2019 Experiment 4: Operation Filtration

It may be renewable, but water wouldn't be drinkable if we didn't clean it first! On July 28, 2019, clean up some water of your own with operation filtration.
Taylor, Izzy and a scientist look excited about the icy balloon experiment

Virtual Camp 2019 Experiment 3: The Icy Cool Balloon

Water is vital for all living things, but it also has some cool chemical properties. On July 21, 2019, create your own icy cool balloon and observe how it melts!