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.
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
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.