Avoid Summer Brain Drain with the Museum of Science & Industry’s Summer Brain Games

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. I only share sponsored posts that I totally recommend and know that my readers will love.


Kids really look forward to summer break, and who blames them, but it’s a shame how much academic progress they lose when they are out of the classroom for so long. Studies show that students usually have to relearn four to six weeks of classwork at the beginning of every school year. Your kids may not care, but minimizing this backward slide is definitely a priority for parents and educators.


It’s nice to take a break from the school routine and reconnect with family during summer but that doesn’t have to mean that all learning stops. That’s why I was excited to see that the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry is offering up a fun and free online science program this year called Summer Brain Games that will keep kids learning this summer to prevent “summer brain drain.” Summer Brain Games are a great way to keep kids thinking and learning over the summer in a fun and engaging way. (Don’t forget to keep reading for details on how to win 4 free tickets to the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry!)





How it works:

  • Sign up online for this fun and free program by visiting msichicago.org/summerbrain and download your FREE Summer Brain Games kit.
  • Each week from June 17 – August 12, 2013 you’ll get an email with an online kit that features an experiment or science challenge that can easily be performed at home with kids of all ages (although a little adult supervision and shopping for some supplies is necessary).
  • It’s even offered in both English and Spanish.
  • Register today and you’ll even get one free pass to visit this Museum this summer for even more fun, educational experiences.
  • Best yet, all of this is FREE!


What We Worked on Together:

My daughter and I really liked the Hydroponic Garden Challenge and the Weather Station ideas, so that’s what we worked on. For the weather station, the kit gives you all of the instructions you need to make a rain gauge, a wind vane, a barometer and more. My daughter is getting her rain gauge ready in this photo. Fortunately we have had a ton of rain here in the Midwest so the rain gauge has gotten a good workout.

The Hydroponic Garden challenge was a lot of fun, too. We used a yogurt cup inside of a plastic drink cup to make our plant container.






CONTEST!

The Chicago Museum of Science and Industry has generously allowed me to offer you a chance to win a Family Four Pack ($76 value) to the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. You can use these tickets anytime before the end of 2013. It’s a great opportunity to take the kids over the summer to keep learning.

I know my family loves the Science Storms exhibit at the Museum. Learning about why lightning strikes and how tornadoes are formed is exciting and educational!

Here’s how to win and have some fun with your family:

Contest Dates: July 1, 2013 – midnight, July 8th, 2013

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The Chicago Museum of Science and Industry is offering a fun and free online science program called Summer Brain Games. The eight-week program lasts from June 17, 2013-August 12, 2013 and features a weekly experiment or science challenge that can easily be performed at home with kids of all ages.

Visit msichicago.org/summerbrain now to register for Summer Brain Games and download your free Summer Brain Games kit. As an added bonus, registering automatically gets you a pass to come to the Museum for free this summer.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.
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  1. Just signed my daughter up for Summer Brain Games. Can’t wait for our first email tomorrow!

    ToniAnn Singer
    7/1/13

  2. Just signed my daughter up for Summer Brain Games. Can’t wait for our first email tomorrow! We haven’t had a chance to visit the science museum yet, but its definitely on our short list!

    ToniAnn Singer
    7/1/13

  3. Just signed my daughter up for Summer Brain Games. Can’t wait for our first email tomorrow! We haven’t had a chance to visit the science museum yet since moving here in December. But its definitely on our short list!

    ToniAnn Singer
    7/1/13

  4. Just signed my daughter up for Summer Brain Games. Can’t wait for our first email tomorrow! We haven’t had a chance to visit the science museum yet since moving here to Chicago in December. But its definitely on our short list!

    ToniAnn Singer
    7/1/13

  5. “Summer Slide” has such a profound impact in student learning; we like to incorporate nonfiction reading into summer vacation by reading about the places, people and history of vacation spits we will be visiting over the summer. Kids are better prepared to appreciate what we see and reading is meaningful.

    Nikki
    7/8/13

  6. We have season passes to Great Adventure! Plus I have 2 of my kids birthdays in the summer!

    Mindy DeLisi
    7/8/13

  7. “Summer Slide” has such a profound impact on student learning; we like to incorporate nonfiction reading into summer vacation by reading about the places, people and history of vacation spits we will be visiting over the summer. Kids are better prepared to appreciate what we see and reading is meaningful. Biographies and vacation planning websites are good places to find resources and links to nonfiction titles.

    Nikki
    7/8/13

  8. Summer Slide has such a profound impact on student learning; we like to incorporate nonfiction reading into summer vacation by reading about the places, people and history of vacation spits we will be visiting over the summer. Kids are better prepared to appreciate what we see and reading is meaningful. Biographies and vacation planning websites are good places to find resources and links to nonfiction titles.

    Nikki
    7/8/13

  9. My daughters and I are growing a non-gmo vegetable garden for the first time ever. We are learning how to be conscious of what we put in our bodies and how we treat the enviroment around us, especially being bee-friendly.

    suz stavropoulos
    7/8/13

  10. My daughters and I are growing a non-gmo vegetable garden for the first time ever. We are learning how to be conscious of what we put in our bodies and how we treat the enviroment around us, especially being bee-friendly. On rainy days and evenings, i’m looking forward to receiving Summer BrainGames emails to continually create a fun-to-learn atmosphere around the home!

    suz
    7/8/13

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