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Science in the Summer™ at Home

GSK Science in the Summer™ for learning and exploration at home

Explore the theme of chemistry at home with these free downloadable, printable Science in the Summer™ activities that will engage your child’s curiosity!

On this page, you can find:

  • Activities with step-by-step instructions
  • A book list with chemistry-related titles
  • Pre-recorded demonstration videos featuring Morehead educators
Young boy doing engineering activity

Level I/II | Grades 3-5

Download the complete kit of eight (8) activities here, and see two video demonstrations below!

Watch Glow Sticks Demonstration

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Watch Diaper Dissection Demonstration

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Level III | Grades 6-8

Download the complete kit of four (4) activities her and see two video demonstrations below!

Bombardier Beetle Demonstration

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Diaper Gel Testing Demonstration

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Got Books?

Are you looking for books about chemistry to support your child’s learning?

Find our recommendation list for young readers by clicking this link