Science is amazing.
We use science whenever we discuss any part of our lives. When we think about the Earth and the rest of the solar system, we’re referring to a branch of science – Astrophysics.
No wonder it is an exciting subject. If taught correctly, you can ensure that your child is well familiar with the basic scientific concepts.
Luckily you don’t need to be an Astrophysicist to teach them about the solar system. Heck, you don’t need to be a doctor to tell them about their essential body functions.
But, you might also agree that traditionally teaching kids these things can be more than a little tedious.
Among kids, learning should be fun, not a dull one. So we are here to aid you in making your child a hub of knowledge in a fun way!
In this article, we have enlisted seven fun scientific games that will make your child’s scientific tendencies tickle.
So check out this article to know more!
The Five Senses Scavenger Hunt
A scavenger hunt, no doubt it’s a beloved game among the children. The thrill of imagining yourself as a child of Sherlock Holmes – decoding clues and finding the treasure is enough to excite your kids.
This particular game is a scientific variant of the traditional scavenger hunt. All you need to do is, tell your kids to find something that triggers their five senses. For example – you can ask them to bring you something that makes them happy; you might ask them to bring you something rough to the touch.
This game will help your kids trigger their five senses and put them to practical use. This game also helps in the improvement of the observational skills of your child. As for the completion of the tasks, they will be trusting upon their observational abilities.
Paper Airplane Competition
Building and flying paper planes is something all you must have done in your childhood as well. It is a universal children’s pastime. So, why not kick it up a notch and turn it into a valuable teaching session?
Flying these paper planes exposes your children to a broad spectrum of knowledge about the laws of gravity and aerodynamics.
Ask all your kids to make paper planes and get ready for a flying contest—the one whose airplane covers the longest distance gets a prize of their choice!
A modern variant of the traditional Bingo – Body Bingo has images of body parts on the flashcard rather than numbers. This game can help polish your child’s knowledge of the Human body.
Like the traditional Bingo, an announcer announces the names of body parts; whosoever has that body part of their card gets to scratch it off.
Pretty simple yet fun, right?
Guess My Rock Game
Geology is an essential part of science. So, you might want your child to have some basic knowledge about it as well.
Collect different types of rocks from your garden or a nearby yard and place them together. One of the players will choose a rock silently, and all the other players will have to guess what type of rock it is by asking simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ questions.
In the questions, they will have to use geological terms like – is it a metamorphic rock, is it rough to touch, and so on.
Egg Drop Contest
This game is the best way to teach your kids about force, momentum, and velocity. For this game, ask your children to build a protective ‘case’ that will keep a hard-boiled egg safe, even if it is dropped.
Your children can then take turns dropping the eggs from varying heights until the case gives way and the egg breaks. The one whose egg remains unbroken is the winner.
Science can be fun if taught correctly. However, it can be effectively taught through games. Trust us, children love games!
Moreover, there are also several summer school programs that you can consider enrolling your kids. They will get to interact with other kids, play, and learn together!