Middle School Science Activities and Experiments

Middle school science activities can make learning science fun. Without the pressure of the science fair, these hands-on projects will excite kids about possibilities and power of science. Middle schoolers might be bored by textbooks, but love to see science in action. If you need a way to get your middle schooler excited about physical science, earth science or chemistry, try these science activities.

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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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Invite your middle schooler to bungee jump ... with eggs! This experiment will demonstrate Newton's laws of physics in an entertaining way.
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Experiment with the wonders of pressure and condensation by crushing a soda can with nothing but air and water!
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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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Does your child know that salt water conducts electricity? This simple experiment will show how salt water acts as a conductor to electrical currents.
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A science scavenger hunt can be a fun way to learn about science. Test your child's knowledge of scientific terms with this science scavenger hunt.
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Have your child try this classic experiment that demonstrates circular motion using a bucket and rope. Be careful, you might get soaked!
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This potato cannon activity teaches your middle schooler about the principle of Boyle's Law. Make a potato cannon and have a blast learning about science.
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Help your middle schooler improve his observation skills by playing this simple observation and spatial memorization game.
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Experiment with magnetism in this 8th grade science activity in which your child will create a working compass using a steel needle, magnet, and jar.
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Here's a fun activity to reinforce the physics concept of stored energy for your middle schooler.
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Here's a fun activity that will have your child teaching you for once, while you find out exactly what she is learning in school.
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Start thinking about how the internet works by assembling an Ethernet cable of your own!
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With this activity, not only will you be experimenting with giving accurate information, you'll also teach your child how to write good scientific procedures.
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This kids' activity is fun to perform and impressive to watch. Plus, it's a great example of Newton's First Law of Motion at work.
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In this math and science activity, help your middleschooler learn about proportion and measurement with just her shadow and a tape measure!
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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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This activity will help your child review science concepts, learn new ones, and become familiar with examples of various concepts in science. Plus, it's fun!
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Is your child struggling with the principles of magnetism? Here's a fun activity to demonstrate polarity and understand the basic principles of magnetism.
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This exploration of different types of energy will help young minds appreciate and observe thermal, kinetic, mechanical, and other forms of energy.

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