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First Grade Science Activities and Experiments

Browse through our First Grade science activities & experiments. We have many First Grade science activities to keep your student learning on the fly, all year long. For more in depth science projects, take a look at the Science Fair Project Ideas section of the site.

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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
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
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
Put a twist on traditional oil painting with this fun science activity that you and your first grader can do together.
First 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
What's cooler than an explosion? Not much! This simple science experiment lets kids build their own pop rocket.  So put on your safety goggles and let her rip.
First Grade
Physical Science
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
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
Put an oatmeal box, a flashlight, and some construction paper together and you have the makings of an incredibly cool bedroom planetarium!
First Grade
Earth & Space Science
Planning a beach vacation? Here's a cool nature craft you can make in the sand with your child.
First Grade
Nature Activities
This science exploration lets your first grader see how eggs can provide a perfect environment for a living, growing creature.
First Grade
Physical Science
Explore solids and liquids with your young scientist by making gluep, a goopy substance that can behave like both a solid and a liquid!
First Grade
Physical Science
Forget store-bought dyes this Easter: color your Easter eggs with natural dyes made with ingredients from your own kitchen in this 1st grade activity.
First Grade
Life Science
Did you ever think you could make colors disappear right before your eyes? This science experiment is just like a magic trick: now you see it, now you don't!
First Grade
Physical Science

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