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Updated 11/2/20

More at-home science activities

Discover the Science of Creativity with these hands-on science activities are perfect for kids of all ages and use items commonly found around the home.
https://www.msichicago.org/science-at-home/summer-brain-games/activities/activities/
https://www.msichicago.org/science-at-home/hands-on-science/
==> More science activities & projects: http://www.southplainfield.lib.nj.us/homeworklinks/science.htm#project

More Family-Friendly Science Activities

“Science Snacks are hands-on, teacher-tested activities that bring explorations of natural phenomena into the classroom and home. These Snacks are safe and easy to do with things around the house. They will amaze parents, grandparents and children alike!”
https://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/collection/family
https://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks

Perseid Meteor Shower

“The 2021 Perseid meteor shower will probably produce the greatest number of meteors on the mornings of August 11, 12 and 13. On the peak mornings in 2021 – in the early morning hours, when the most meteors will be flying – there’ll be no moon to ruin on the show. Here are a few tips to help you enjoy this shower:”
https://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-perseid-meteor-shower
==> The Perseids are active from July 17 to August 24.
https://www.amsmeteors.org/meteor-showers/meteor-shower-calendar/#Perseids
==> Meteor Shower basics: https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/meteor-shower/en/
https://stardate.org/nightsky/meteors

STEM @Home Science Activities

A collection of hands-on K-12 science activities, grouped by grade level, that are easy to use at home, and provide high-quality STEM content without the need for specialized training, equipment or materials. From Baylor College of Medicine.
https://www.bioedonline.org/stem-home-activities/

August activities for families from Tinkergarten

Here’s the August family activities calendar from the folks at Tinkergarten! https://d2gesac5hma2c2.cloudfront.net/uploads/attachment/file/2289/Tinkergarten_August_Activity_Calendar.pdf
Check out more family activities at: https://tinkergarten.com/activities/seasons/summer
Sign up on Tinkergarten’s website to get their monthly activity calendars delivered to your email: https://tinkergarten.com/

Jersey-Friendly Landscaping

Create a Jersey-Friendly Yard!
https://www.jerseyyards.org/
https://njedl.rutgers.edu/spotlight/be-backyard-steward-raritan-headwaters-associations-sandy-perry
https://www.facebook.com/SPEnvironmental/posts/4248889488499180
==> More gardening resources: https://southplainfieldlibrary.wordpress.com/tag/gardening/

NJ State Parks Vax Pass

Every New Jerseyan who is fully vaccinated or receives their first COVID-19 vaccination shot by July 4th is eligible for a free season “State Parks Vax Pass” good for entrance at any State park for the rest of 2021. Go to nj.gov/vaxandvisit to register for your State Parks Vax Pass and you will receive an email with your pass. Once you have your pass, you can go to any State park and get free entry.
https://www.nj.gov/dep/vaxandvisit/

Creative Uses for Empty Toilet Paper Rolls

“Toilet paper rolls are as useful as the paper that comes on them. You can make everything with toilet paper rolls from seed pots and compost to bird feeders and even pet toys. Check out these clever uses for toilet paper rolls. Then, invent your own.”
https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/uses-for-toilet-paper-rolls-1389229