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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Here's a classic celery science experiment that uses celery and food coloring to demonstrate how plants absorb water.
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Kids are sure to be entranced by the magic of the ocean when they create their very own ocean in a bottle.
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Here's an experiment that will have your child experimenting with cake ingredients to learn about the chemical reactions that happen when a cake's in the oven.
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In this activity, your child will make her own "quicksand" to better understand how a substance can be both fluid and solid at the same time.
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This experiment uses a yeast solution, liquid detergent, and hydrogen peroxide to produce an exciting reaction like no other!
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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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Can't make it to the beach? Bring the science of ocean waves home with this fun earth science-related craft.
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Teach your child some scientific basics as you explore the densities of various liquids in this fun experiment.
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Your child will be hooked on chemistry after she builds a model volcano by combining an acid and an alkaline substance.
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Is it solid or liquid? Create oobleck and witness the amazingly weird oscillation between the two!
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Teach the kids how a bird's nest is made by making your own nests using only natural materials!
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Does a paper clip float? Does a sponge sink? Let your child find out! This experiment is simple science fun.
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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.
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In this activity, your kid will watch coal turn into crystals right before her very eyes, and learn some science along the way!
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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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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.
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Do this experiment to help your first grader understand how salt can be removed from salt water. All it takes are a few household materials.
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What causes sound? Here's a simple science experiment that adds a visual element to the science of sound to help kids better understand this tricky concept.
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Help your child explore chromatography, which is the process of separating colors or pigments, and create a neat art project in the process!
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Grow borax crystals and get your child excited about Earth science with this crafty science experiment.

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