Earth Science Activities & Experiments

Introduce your child to Earth Science concepts like weather, the solar system, and rocks and minerals with these educational and fun Earth Science activities. Nothing demonstrates science like hands-on experiences do! Kids will delight as they see the Earth around them in a whole new way and parents will love bonding with their kids through these creative activities. Next, try exploring physical science activities.

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In this activity, your child will make her own "quicksand" to better understand how a substance can be both fluid and solid at the same time.
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In this activity, your kid will watch coal turn into crystals right before her very eyes, and learn some science along the way!
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Help your child measure breezy weather in her environment by making a wind vane for kids, a simple version of the classic scientific measurement tool.
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Grow borax crystals and get your child excited about Earth science with this crafty science experiment.
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You don't need to wait for rain to see a rainbow. Make one yourself, and teach your child about light and weather in the process.
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Clouds are formed when warm and cold air meet. Here's a way for kids to see it all up close!
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Some fossils have been been preserved for billions of years! Help your kid understand how fossils are created and preserved with this crafty project.
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This simple experiment serves as an introduction to the greenhouse effect.
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Is our water polluted? Help your young scientist understand the importance of taking care of the environment with this simple experiment.
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How do you tell time without a watch? Use the sun! This simple activity will show your child how to build his own sundial.
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This kinesthetic learning activity will help your fourth grader get a firm grasp on the immensity of the solar system.
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Crystals are a very special structure. In this third grade activity, your child will learn how to grow salt crystals.
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Put an oatmeal box, a flashlight, and some construction paper together and you have the makings of an incredibly cool bedroom planetarium!
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Does your child always demand to know why the sky is blue, how the sun moves across the sky, or where wind comes from?
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Pair a planetarium visit with this fun art project that mimics the look of far-off galaxies.
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Learn how to make a weathervane with this fun and simple meteorology project for fourth graders.
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With a clear bottle and a few plastic straws, you can easily make a hummingbird feeder and demonstrate the effects of atmospheric pressure at the same time!
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This interdisciplinary card game will have your third grader working on math facts as he travels through the solar system!
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Here's a household scavenger hunt that shows kids the natural sources behind everyday objects...and builds reading skills, too!
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Learn about lateral earthquake motion and its effect on high rise buildings in this simple 4th grade earth science experiment.

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