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05/28/2015
In order to make learning fun this summer, The Tutoring Center in Katy has two great science activities we’d like to share with you to help you keep your kids interested over summer vacation.

Make a Weather Station

Weather is one of the easiest and most interesting aspects of science that you can study on your own. Making a simple weather station is fun, and recording different weather patterns can help learn about the climate and atmosphere. For a basic weather station all you need is:
  • A rain gauge - made from an empty plastic container marked on the side with centimeters or inches.
  • A windmill - simple designs using some lightweight plastic can be found all over the internet.
  • A thermometer.
  • A notebook to record data.

Try to monitor your weather station as often as possible and record the temperature, general wind speed and direction, and the amount of rain after every storm. You can take it a step further by researching previous year’s weather trends in that area and comparing it with your own data!

Mock-Volcano

This is a classic chemistry experiment using simple baking soda and vinegar to mimic an erupting volcano. Sometimes, this can get a bit messy though. Start by constructing a small scale volcano from papier-mâché or another technique leaving a tube or space in the middle and review the concepts of geology while doing this! Then, take your volcano somewhere you don’t mind getting messy, and mix some vinegar, baking soda and red food coloring in the volcano cavity. The acid of the vinegar will react with the baking soda, making the volcano look like it’s exploding. Use this experiment to teach about science safety and chemical reactions.

Science is a lot of fun so it’s easy to keep your kids amused and educated at the same time. If you are interested in science, reading, writing, or math help with more focused studying this summer, one-to-one instruction, or private tutoring in Katy call us today at 832-437-0635 for more information.

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