Chill Out

Chill Out

As the mercury rises, stay cool with science! Mix up a batch of fresh lemonade and make ice cream in a bag. Head to the shore to help scientists understand the health of local waters, then get creative as you upcycle a plastic bottle. Wind down the week with a family-friendly phobia trivia game. Whew, let’s go!

Glasses of lemonade surrounded by lemons.
Make Fizzy Lemonade

Experience a classic summer refresher with a science twist! Gather your lemons, sugar and baking soda for this experiment with acids and bases and finish with a perfect sweet-tart-fizzy drink.

Make Fizzy Lemonade
A young girl hides her eyes while peaking at something possibly scary.
Face Your Fears Trivia

What’s the difference between a fear and a phobia? Find out as you test your knowledge of phobias with this easy-to-play trivia game. Give it a try—there’s nothing to be afraid of here!

Face Your Fears
A plastic bottle repurposed as a piggy bank.
Repurpose a Plastic Bottle

It’s time for a #PlasticFreeJuly challenge! Have a single-use water bottle destined for the blue bin? Upcycle it instead! From planters to a kitchen scoop to a piggy bank, there are many creative ways to breathe new life into an old bottle. Show us what you create by tagging us on social!

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A magnifying glass inspecting some foliage.

Protecting your local waters is as easy as taking a picture with the Gassy photo submission app! Snap what you see in your local waterways—from people to animals to trash—to help scientists understand the health of our lakes, rivers and ponds, and how they’re being used by the community.


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