What could be better than this: a FREE science camp for kids, lessons by NASA scientists, National Park Rangers, with help from National Geographic and Khan Academy? The best part is, any kid can participate as long as they can get online. This is Camp Google!
This week marked the start of Camp Google, a 4 week online science camp program that includes digital and hands-on activities. Kids can jump in at any point and content will stay live so they can work at their own pace. The first week explores the ocean with videos and hands-on science projects that use minimal materials you most likely already have at home.
Space Week begins July 20th, 2015, followed by Nature Week on July 27th and Music Week on August 3rd. Kids do not need a Google account or to register, they can just dive right in!
Another FREE exciting science learning opportunity for kids this summer is BrainPop's Spotlight on STEM. BrainPop offers videos, activities and games. I have used there learning materials for a wide range of aged students with great success. Usually the bulk of this content is only available through subscription service, so this is a great opportunity to use this excellent kid-friendly and educational site for free!
If you are looking for other summer science opportunities and materials for kids check out my post: "Over 13 Ideas to Keep Kids Engaged in Science All Summer Long"