DIY science experiments fight ‘brain drain’ and keep kids learning all summer long

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CHICAGO – While kids love getting out of school for the summer, taking time off from learning can result in “brain drain” where they start to forget what they learned throughout the year.

But the Museum of Science and Industry wants to help keep kids sharp even though class is out of session.

With their Summer Brain Games, the museum is sharing fun hands-on science experiments kids can do at home to keep on learning throughout the break. The activities teach engineering, physics, and other STEM subjects.

WGN’s Amy Rutledge headed over to the museum with some helpers of her very own to put those projects to the test.