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 score a free general-admission pass to the Michigan Science Center.

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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Creating craters in a pie tin

Virtual Camp 2019 Experiment 2: Crater Creation

Meteors have serious impact. On July 14, 2019, find out how they interact with the moon in our crater creation experiment. Learn some astronomy in the process!
straw rocket on a black background with a yellow border

Virtual Camp 2019 Experiment 1: Straw Rockets

Blast off into some serious summer fun on July 7, 2019 with this out-of-this-world straw rockets experiment. Learn some flight engineering while you're at it!