The Milk Rainbow Experiment is a colorfully creative way to engage students in basic chemistry concepts that they can immediately connect with the world around them and—just as important—avoid summer learning loss.
Also called the “summer slide” or “summer lag,” summer learning loss refers to the suspected impact on young brains when they go too long without academic stimulation: they forget some of what they learned the previous school year.
Summer vacation is an important, much-needed break from the rigors of school. It is just as important, however, to take time to keep young learners’ brains engaged.
Working through the science of how to make rainbow milk is an ideal way to keep them ready for when classes resume.
One other benefit: It’s an opportunity to take an active role as an education mentor. Research has found that kids who have Learning Coaches perform better in school.