|Summertime is science timeBy the editors of LJ and SLJ
With summer officially here, online schools finished for the year, and many camps and other recreational activity centers still closed or providng only limited services, families with kids are likely looking for entertaining and, ideally, educational activities to stay busy and engaged. This week, we offer a roundup of some of the best online resources for exploring science topics at home
—from virtual dinosaur exhibits to kitchen chemistry experiments to an astronaut's view from inside the International Space Station.
We also continue our series of curated summer reading lists for kids and teens, with a spotlight on some of our favorite graphic novels
—a terrific format that not only helps build vocabulary and traditional literacy skills but also challenges our brains by strengthening visual literacy skills
through the wonders of sequential art and design.
Last week we suggested tips on throwing a dynamite Zoom party. This week, we offer a deeper dive into Zoom's settings
to ensure a safe and efficient event, whether you're hosting a work meeting or a trivia night.