Science that involves candy, potato Technology, marble-run Engineering, Art with squirt guns and Math hopscotch? Today’s STEAM projects are all about the fun and they’ll ward off “summer slide” to boot. Click through the gallery to get a few fun ideas for your little learners.

Tech: Potato Power

This cool lesson in chemical and electrical energy will elevate your kiddos view of potatoes!  When these nails and copper wires collide, heat is generated (psst ... heat is a result of expended energy, so you can explain to your little runner why he feels warmer after a race around the house). But with some potato magic, the properties of the nail and copper stay separated, allowing the heat to become the electric energy needed to power up your devices. Build your own potato battery with this tutorial from PBS Kids.

photo: Ars Electronica via flickr 

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