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5 Summer Science Picks for Independence Day!

Celebrate 4th of July or summer with hands-on science activities!

Photo collage of five fourth of July themed science projects

Five Fun Picks for 4th of July Science!

Independence Day celebrations often include colorful nighttime fireworks, noisy parades, and refreshing summer treats. Add a STEM twist to the your summer celebrations with one of these five hands-on science activities:

  1. Can You Kazoo?: this simple noisemaker will fit right in at a local parade
  2. Launching Homemade Baking Soda Rockets: these paper rockets are fun to try outside as part of the day's festivities
  3. Discover the Flaming Colors of Fireworks: find out how fireworks get their colors with this chemistry activity
  4. Make Ice Cream in a Bag: ice cream in a bag is a tasty food science activity for all ages
  5. LED Dance Glove: Get the Party Started with Your Own Interactive Light Show: with their own light-up glove (or patch), kids can add extra color to the night

Fireworks Science

The Discover the Flaming Colors of Fireworks activity helps kids discover the chemistry behind colorful fireworks displays. Watch the video below to see the activity in action.

Rainbow Fire: Where do Fireworks get Their Colors?

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