by Bethany Johnsen
Looking for ways to keep your gifted kid mentally stimulated and learning throughout the summer? Scientific American’s Bring Science Home activities let parents and children ages 6–12 indulge their scientific curiosity together with experiments that are simple enough to perform at home and fun enough for summer. Together you can mummify a hot dog, extract DNA from smashed strawberries, turn milk into plastic, and much more.
Doing these tabletop experiments with your child is sure to provoke interesting questions and conversations about science. Scientific American invites you to share your experiences or photos from the activities by commenting here or on their Facebook page.