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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The rock cycle will come alive for your child when he uses broken crayons to create the three basic rock types.
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We all know that the Moon has different phases, but it can be hard to figure out why. Try this activity to see how the Moon's phases really work.
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This Valentine's Day, pair up science and crafting with this simple crystal formation project that's sure to bring a little love into your home.
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Take a closer look at the soil that surrounds us, and give your child a lesson in Geology 101!
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Try this simple 2nd grade science experiment to teach your child about the principles of luminosity and light reflection.
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Help your young scientist celebrate the wonders of the night sky in the comfort of your own home.
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Your child will be delighted to learn about and gaze upon his favorite constellations with this set of stellar homemade placemats!
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Challenge your young dinosaur lover to examine dinosaur footprints and then create her own dinosaur fossil in this hands-on activity.
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Learn about the microclimate of your backyard by tracking rainfall, temperature, and observed weather with hand drawn charts and graphs.
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Help your second grader observe the phases of the moon, and then let the fun loose: he'll get to chart his observations with marshmallows!
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If your child aspires to be the next Frank Lloyd Wright, we've got some tips on building sand castles that last.
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Many ancient cultures used the rising or setting sun to create calendars. Observe the setting sun once a week to come up with your own solar calendar!
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In celebration of Earth Day, help your fifth grader write a poem from the Earth to its inhabitants.
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Your child helps the environment while saving your family money in this fun and rewarding "Gas Guzzlers" competition.
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To help your child learn how to use a thermometer, try this temperature collecting activity at home.
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Teach your fifth grader about the wonders of wind by making and observing this winter wind chime.
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Conduct a simple experiment with your child to study how dirt tracks change as they age in this 1st grade science activity.

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