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 School is out and it is time for summer vacation! During these summer months, you may find yourself at home more often with your children. If your child struggles with science, summer vacation can be a great time for him to develop renewed curiosity and interest in the subject. Use this time to make science fun with your children. Everyone is familiar with the baking soda and vinegar volcano, why not try out a new experiment at home? 

Invisible Ink 

Pretend to be a secret agent with your child by writing each other secret codes and messages written in invisible ink. All you will need to make invisible ink is lemon juice, water, a bowl, cotton bud, white paper, and a lamp. Squeeze some lemon juice into the bowl and add 5 drops of water. Mix the water and lemon juice to combine. Dip the cotton bud into the lemon mixture and write out message on the white paper. Wait for the paper to dry completely. 

To reveal the secret message, heat the paper up by holding it next to the light bulb. When the lemon juice heats up a chemical reaction takes place. The heat oxidizes the lemon juice and turns the juice brown which makes the message appear. You can also do this with substituting lemon juice for orange juice, milk or vinegar. 

Hopefully this science experiment will help your child realize the wonders of science. If you find your child struggling with math or science, we are here to help. The Tutoring Center offers one-on-one tutoring throughout the school year in a variety of subjects including math and reading. For more tips, including tips on how to get your child to read, check out our blog. For tutoring in Mountain View, CA contact The Tutoring Center. Go ahead and give us a call at 650-396-7680 to set up a time for your child to take a free assessment.


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