Life Science Activities & Experiments

Life science activities & experiments that help show your child the fun side of learning science. From easy life science activities to more advanced, we've got you covered.

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This bread mold experiment will help your child learn about mold, and he'll develop important hypothesis-making and experiment-designing skills.
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Try this simple activity with your child to guesstimate the age of a tree in your yard and nurture her developing math skills while you're at it!
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Here's a first grade ladybug game that explores how air can move solid objects, and adds some measurement practice, too. Play, learn, and enjoy!
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This activity will introduce your child to the four different components of blood and give him a fun way to visualize its properties.
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Create a mini plant habitat with your kid to help teach him what it takes to make an ecosystem work.
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Show your middle schooler how a quick whirl of spinach in the blender will reveal the cobwebby "stuff"--or DNA--of life!
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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.
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With this hands-on activity, you'll show how fall colors are hidden in the leaf all year long!
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Try this fun and simple activity to help nurture your child's observation skills and nourish a growing love of science!
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Which do you prefer: real or artificial? Try this sweet little taste experiment to help your kids develop a better awareness of the food they consume.
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Children are imaginative story-builders. Create a shoebox habitat with your child to put those budding creative instincts to good use.
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This craft is a great way to explore the fascinating world of spiders and their webs as you collect spider webs from around your house with your third grader.
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For your budding first grade scientist, all you need is some simple, natural materials to create an amazing ant farm. Here's how to get started.
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Make edible amber fossils with your second grader to explore the fascinating world of science!
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The concept of metamorphosis is fascinating to children of all ages. Help your child's creativity take flight as she makes her very own butterfly life cycle.
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For a fun family activity to introduce your child to genetics, have your child go on a search for dominant and recessive family genes!
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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.
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The next time you and your fifth grader go on a hike, take along this key to figure out which common North American animal left a track along the river bank.
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Does your middle school teenager have good reflexes? Gauge his reaction time in this science and math activity that requires only a yardstick and a friend.
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In this middle school activity, your child will learn how to press plants and create her very own herbarium, or plant library! Here's how:

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