Summer is for lazy days at the beach, barbecues, baseball games, picnics and the pool. It's time to unplug from busy school year schedules, to relax, to get outdoors, to play.
Unfortunately, research by the National Summer Learning Institute has shown that many children lose one to three months of learning over the summer. So summer is also the ideal time to encourage learning through hands-on, fun and active fieldwork and projects.
Science teacher, Chicago Public Schools