What are your kids doing this summer? While Camp Google is no longer offered (boo!), I did find this cool alternative: The Summer Explorers.
You can try one or all eight weeks of projects including science, engineering, art, and math creations. Plus, there's book, movie, and app recommendations with each theme. You can also get a list of 50 learning activities to do this summer.
Pop on over, check it out, and let me know what you think!
Oh. My. Word. Google has brought together Khan Academy, National Geographic, National Parks, and NASA to launch Camp Google: a free, four-week online camp for kids 7-10, filled with fun science activities and exploration. Talk about an awesome collaboration! Wow.
Every Monday camp kicks off with a live adventure that you can access right from the Camp Google site. The adventures begins July 13, 2015 with Ocean Week. Your kids will head deep into the depths of the Atlantic Ocean to explore. Later this summer, they can join a live hike up an active volcano with a Park Ranger and a jam session with a music star. Everyone is welcome and you can jump in anytime.
Look at all these awesome topics...
They'll explore questions like:
- What's at the bottom of the ocean?
- What will you find in the wild?
- How do you live in space?
- Why does music make us move?
Learn more in this video...
To really dig into the answers, kids will complete hands-on science projects led by experts — using supplies often already available at home — that encourage them to learn by doing, explore the real world, and get a little messy. With every activity completed, kids collect special Camp Google badges and track the new skills they've learned along the way.
Mark your calendars for the start of camp on July 13, 2015. Be sure to also help spread the word to interested parents and teachers.
We look forward to seeing you and the kiddos at camp!
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