Chicago Museum of Science and Industry

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

        So being that I have a teaching degree, I am big on having my children learn year round.  I would have been a science major except I am not the best at math, so physics's kicked my butt in college.  I want to give my daughters a better chance at math and science than what I had.  I believe they already have engineering minds and I want to help facilitate that in any way that I can.  When I found out the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry was offering up a fun and free online science program called Summer Brain Games that will keep kids learning this summer and prevent the “summer brain drain”, I was pretty excited.  

Trying out these experiments with my girls over the Summer is a great way to keep them involved in the learning process.  I signed up using my e-mail and received  my first weeks of experiments  the very next day.  We were so excited to dive in and start learning.  I spent some time previewing the website and later in the summer they have the kids making their own ice cream without a freezer.  

I have done this before when I worked as a summer camp counselor so I just had to try it on my own.  I have always wanted to do this experiment with my own children but wanted to wait until my youngest was at least two.  Now is the summer to make that happen and her to be able to enjoy the process of making her own ice cream.  The kids all enjoyed making their individual bags of ice cream but loved eating it more.  They said it was so yummy and they wanted to make more right away.

I love the balloon races as well and having the kids participate in this is so much fun.  We have done these at many of my family get together up north and having adults blowing through a straw to move the balloon across the string was always quite amusing.  This is the kind of fun that my family has together kids or no kids.   We love to have races of any kind and this just helps to reinforce how learning can be fun for all the younger kids that are in the family.  Directions on how to do  this are available at Balloon Races.

SummerBrain Game Activities

Website msichicago.org/summerbrain to sign up and start your summer learning.

offered in both English and Spanish free passes to the museum come with signing up.

Chicago Museum or Science and Industry

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, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
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  1. looks very fun--will be checking out the on-line activies

  2. how great! i love how they have science experiments tailored to children. id love to make ice cream :)

  3. Awesome! I love finding things for my children to do over the summer that's education but fun. Gonna sign up, thanks!
    To bad we don't live near Chicago. But we just might have to visit our local Science Museum!

  4. Awww... this is such a great way to get them into science, math, and all things educational. They will find it a lot of fun!

  5. Just left a comment but doesn't seem like it went through. Just wanted to say how fantastic this is for their learning. Such a great way to get them into science, math, and more.

  6. Love all the hands-on activities... sounds like a great place to visit. Thank you

  7. Looks like they had a lot of fun!

  8. Love the idea! What kid doesn't like to experiment? You should also watch the Quirkology guy on YouTube, he has a lot of experiments and tricks your girls will love to try out!!

    From PDX with Love

  9. looks fun and very educational :D

  10. That looks really cool. It also seems like the kiddos had a great time! I will have to check that out!

    Heather @ www.craftcravings.com

  11. Great way to keep the kids learning over the summer. Thank you for sharing.