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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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An hour glass, also known as a sand clock, keeps time. In this activity, your child will make her own sand clock and measure the time it keeps.
Fourth Grade
Physical Science
Here's a science experiment that gives your kids a chance to see how fire needs oxygen to burn, with a little math and writing practice thrown in.
First Grade
Physical Science
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.
First Grade
Earth & Space Science
Wondering how we know that air is there? Here's a quick and easy experiment that proves that air may be thin, but it's not too wimpy to block your shot!
Fourth Grade
Physical Science
How do we know that air exists when we can't see it, taste it, or touch it? Here's a classic experiment that will teach your kid some basics of aerodynamics!
First Grade
Physical Science
Here's a fun activity that will introduce your fourth grader to the concept of frictionless motion by constructing a hovercraft.
Fourth Grade
Physical Science
Think you can blow up a balloon without using your mouth? This isn't just a cool trick, it's also a great way to introduce chemistry and biology concepts.
First Grade
Physical Science
A homemade lava lamp gives any room a retro flair. Find out how to make a homemade lava lamp, and learn some science too, with this educational activity.
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
Here's a science activity that lets a first grader use an empty dish detergent bottle to create his own fountain as he explores air pressure.
First Grade
Physical Science
Amaze your kids by separating a salt and pepper mixture using an 'electric spoon' charged with wool.
Fourth Grade
Physical Science
Combine science with reading and art to help your first grader create an attractive holiday gift for a beloved friend or relative.
First Grade
Life Science
Give your budding young observers a chance to discover simple machines at use in their own home.
Fourth 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
Your child will be hooked on chemistry after she builds a model volcano by combining an acid and an alkaline substance.
Fourth Grade
Physical Science

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