Summer Science for Kids

By Alexandra Pettit AZFB communications intern

School is out and summer is here for the kiddos. They are excited for a fun filled two months of summer. You are probably wondering how you are going to keep them busy for the next two months.

Summer science experiments are cost-effective and sometimes educational summer activity. Summer Science experiments are something my family would do. Depending on the week and the experiments we choose sometimes we would do one every day, but for the most part, we did about three per week. They ranged from different levels of difficulty as well as how big of a mess they made (growing up with all brothers we loved the ones that made big messes). My mom thought this was a great way to continue learning while enjoying our summer vacation.

A lot of the experiments you can find on Pinterest and easily get the supplies at any grocery store. One of my favorite experiments was the cloud in a jar. Some fun facts that can go with this experiment are

  • One of Arizona’s 5 C’s is the climate.
  • A cloud is a large group of tiny water droplets that we can see in the air.
  • A cloud is a large group of tiny water droplets that we can see in the air.

Cloud in a Jar takes only 15- 30 minutes and is super easy for kids of any age. This experiment is to show different types of weather.

Things you will need:

  • Warm Water
  • Aerosol Hairspray
  • Ice cubes
  • Jar with Lid


Pour the warm water in the jar and swirl it around to warm the entire jar. Flip the lid upside down and put a couple of ice cubes on the top of the lid, and put the lid on the jar. Quickly remove the lid and spray quickly with the hairspray and quickly put the lid back on. Remove the lid again and watch the cloud leave the jar.

Always remember to watch your kids as some experiments might need more supervision than others. Happy experimenting.

Check out the Fill Your Plate Blog for articles about healthy eating. Ever wonder what produce is in season? Check out the Arizona Produce in Season section.

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