My son has always loved doing science experiments. In the summer we would look through the Sick Science! site and pick out some experiments to do. Sometimes it was an electricity experiment, other times chemistry. We were never disappointed.
The most difficult one we did was making Geode Eggs. The experiment itself wasn't difficult. We just had to wait a while before seeing the results. And waiting is not always easy. But it was worth the wait. We kept those eggs around for years.
If you enjoy science, you'll love the Sick Science! YouTube channel. If you try an experiment don't forget to blog about it and include a photo of your experiment!
Every year, the KidsPost section of the Washington Post sponsors a summer book club for kids. This year the theme is Laughing Matters, and all of the books were picked because they are funny. Spending the summer reading humorous books sounds pretty great! Here are the selections:
To join the club, kids must be registered by a parent or guardian. To register, that adult must fill out our form at kidspost.com (Click here for the form) or send the child’s first and last names, age and address to KidsPost Summer Book Club, The Washington Post, 1301 K St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071.
About the Contest
The "A Book That Shaped Me" Summer Writing Contest encourages rising 5th & 6th graders to reflect on books that have made a personal impact on their lives. The contest is administered through local public library systems in the Mid-Atlantic region, and top winners are honored at the Library of Congress National Book Festival.
When does the contest run?
May 2, 2016 – July 18, 2016
Who can participate?
Rising 5th & 6th Graders (students who will be entering 5th or 6th grade next fall).
How to enter?
Write a short essay on a book that has had a personal impact on your life.
Books have the power to shape us by changing the ways we think and feel. Think about a book that made a difference in your life. It could be your favorite book, one that you read at school or as part of this year’s summer reading program. How did it make you feel? Did it change the way you see yourself, your family or the world? Choose one book – it can be fiction or nonfiction – and write a short essay about how it had a personal impact on your life.
Submit your essay in-person by Monday, July 18, 2016 to a participating public library in the Mid-Atlantic region, along with a completed contest entry form containing your parent or guardian’s signature.