Enjoy Summertime Science!
July 5, 2021

It’s summertime. That means longer days and being outside. It’s also time for us to use sunscreen to protect our skin. In the classic book Freckle Juice by Judy Blume, Andrew wishes he had freckles. He thinks that, if he had freckles, his mom wouldn't know if his neck was dirty and he wouldn't have to wash it! Read that and then compare it to the Fuddlebrook book, A Bad Case of the Spots, where Freddie is not so sure about his “spots.” Follow along as Bert plays a joke on Freddie and convinces him that those spots are terrible and will keep him away from friends and summer activities!  Of course Mrs. Wigglebum steps in to save the day (and explain the science of ultraviolet rays and their effects on our skin).

But that’s not all we need to protect. Also read the Fuddlebrook story, The Eye’s Have It, to learn about the wonder of our eyes and ways to protect them from the Sun’s rays, too.

Enjoy learning more about our skin in our fun video where Gabby and Hallie make an edible skin model that also serves as a yummy treat. Or make this sweet treat we found online, Frosted Freckled Lemonade. Enjoy your cool drink while soaking up the hot rays of the Sun (with sunscreen protection of course)!  Ahhh…here’s to summer!