Free on-line summer science activities are offered by the Museum of Science and Industry in their Summer Brain Games program which runs June 17- August 12.
Designed to keep kids engaged and entertained, a free on-line activity guide with weekly experiments will be provided to participants. All families that register will receive a voucher for a free museum entry ticket (one per household). Each week one lucky winner will have the chance to win a household membership to MSI to enjoy an entire year of science.
Families can watch plants grow without soil in a hydroponic garden, explore engineering skills and simple machines by building a Rube Goldberg machine, and even make their own weather station. Weekly email with tips and hints for the experiments will be delivered right to your inbox. The summery-themed science activities can be done using things found around the house or inexpensive items.
Registration is taking place now. To join in the Summer Brain Games register by clicking here.
Families Can Win A Tech -Package Too!
Participants will be invited to share their Summer Brain Games experiences with at least one photo and a brief essay about what they learned to win a family tech package: an iPad, notebook computer, and digital camera.
Said last year's winner, Laura Hannon, "I love the idea that all the kids could participate in each challenge at their own level. We not only learned some basic science principles and found that science can be fun, but we also practiced our team building skills and had some memorable family time, too."
Let the Summer Brain Games begin!
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