Virtual Summer Camp for Kids 2017 by Metro Parent and Michigan Science Center

Metro Parent and
Michigan Science Center’s 2017

Virtual Summer Camp
for Kids

Welcome to the 2017 Virtual Camp by Metro Parent and Michigan Science Center!

Science and summer go together like peanut butter and jelly. There’s so much to explore, and vacation gives kids the perfect excuse (and plenty of time) to experiment with the everyday science that’s all around them.

That’s why Metro Parent teamed up with the STEM geniuses over at Michigan Science Center in Detroit – along with Izzy, our bright little hot-pink haired puppet pal – and brought big kids and tweens ages 7-13 six awesome science experiments to try out at home, all summer long for FREE.

  1. Play. During the summer of 2017 – every other Friday from June 23 to Sept. 1 – we dropped fun videos that demonstrated an experiment for you and your kiddos to do at home with basic supplies. That’s a total of six activities to try for guaranteed family bonding and entertainment that doubles as education!
  2. Expand. Each lesson page (see below) also gave you a FREE downloadable PDF guide that broke down the experiment and let you see the science behind it. It’s also filled with extra resources that brought that concept to life, including trivia, websites, books, toys, games and awesome Michigan Science Center exhibits.
  3. Quiz. Each lesson ended with five fun questions focused on what kids discovered.

 Registration for Metro Parent’s Virtual Camp is now closed.

Lesson 1: DIY Fidget Spinners

Launches: Friday, June 23, 2017

These little spinning toys are all the rage, but did you know they’re also super easy to make – and a fantastic science lesson in physics (hello, angular momentum)?

Lesson 2: Weather Wonders

Launches: Friday, July 7, 2017

Cloud science is some high-pressure stuff. Literally! Learn how by making your own cloud in a bottle. Plus, make a bonus barometer to measure air pressure.

Lesson 3: Rock Candy

Launches: Friday, July 21, 2017

Chemistry is delicious, and boy, this experiment proves it. Make science concepts like evaporation and molecular attraction come to life in a super yummy way.

Lesson 4: Circuit Board Trivia Game

Launches: Friday, Aug. 4, 2017

Electricity puts power at your fingertips. Harness it to make a question-and-answer game, plus learn all about circuits, currents and conductors along the way.

Lesson 5: Pinhole Projector

Launches: Friday, Aug. 18, 2017

Did you know the next total solar eclipse is coming up on Aug. 21, 2017? Get a (safe) peek at the sun during this process with a simple DIY contraption.

Lesson 6: Fun with Bats

Launches: Friday, Sept. 1, 2017

They’re the only flying mammal – and they fly better than birds! Get pumped for the Sept. 23, 2017 Great Lakes Bat Festival by learning about bats’ unique wings.

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