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First Grade and Fourth Grade Science Activities and Experiments

Science activities help little learners of all ages understand important concepts, and these science activities for kids give them the opportunity to discover something completely new. What's more, science activities are fun! Some, like Oobleck, are messy. Others are impressive, like the classic erupting volcano project. Whatever activity you end up trying, your child will be developing new skills as he forms predictions and makes observations. No matter where your child's interests may lie, we have a science experiment that will teach him something cool and make him smile.

For more in-depth experiments and investigations, check out our Science Fair Project Ideas section of the site.

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Create a habitat for a butterfly right in your own backyard, and build your first grader's science knowledge while you're at it.
First Grade
Nature Activities
How sensitive is your skin? Here's a fourth grade science experiment that lets your child figure it out.
Fourth Grade
Physical Science
Is it solid or liquid? Create oobleck and witness the amazingly weird oscillation between the two!
First Grade
Physical Science
How do you tell time without a watch? Use the sun! This simple activity will show your child how to build his own sundial.
Fourth Grade
Earth & Space Science
Introduce your fourth grader to the concepts of solstices by observing the length of her shadow on the shortest day of the year, compared to other solstices.
Fourth Grade
Earth & Space Science
Your kid will be captivated as she watches liquids change color before her very eyes during this fun science project that introduces some chemistry basics.
First Grade
Physical Science
Blanket forts are a kid classic! Let your child create a âfortress of solitudeâ on his own for reading, telling scary stories or for cozy cocooning.
First Grade
Physical Science
In first grade, children are introduced to fractions. Here's a recipe that combines fraction practice with winter fun and lets kids actually paint the snow!
First Grade
Nature Activities
Here's a fourth grade science craft with lots of benefits: it's good for birds, good for your child's learning, and good for the planet, too.
Fourth Grade
Life Science
What happens when eyes see something that the brain knows cannot be true? In this science activity, the brain has to 'fudge' it when interpreting what you see.
Fourth Grade
Life Science
Make water and clay play a little more scientific with this hands-on experiment that teaches displacement and shows how an object's shape affects its buoyancy.
Fourth Grade
Physical Science
Have your child build his own mini waterfall, and help him develop his planning, problem solving, and architectural skills.
Fourth Grade
Physical Science
Here's a classic celery science experiment that uses celery and food coloring to demonstrate how plants absorb water.
First Grade
Physical Science
Chemistry is a blast with this backyard bomb made from a sandwich bag. All you need are ingredients from the pantry to create a satisfying, and safe, explosion.
First Grade
Physical Science

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