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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In this science experiment, your child will test the strength of hollow structures in order to understand how strong bird bones really are.
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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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Add some fun to arts and crafts by having your child make a self portrait using nature as her palette.
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Help your child experiment with the combination of acid and baking soda by making these homemade bath bombs!
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Bring back the groovy memories by making shrinky dinks using household materials, while learning about the science of plastics. Here's how to get started:
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Baking these fun cookies will introduce your child to the concept of cross-sections.
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Explore scientific concepts with this experiment that introduces kids to the scientific method!
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Take a nature walk in your backyard or local park to find one object for every letter of the alphabet. Then put them together in this handy nature book.
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Create your own cloud with an activity that will explain how important concepts such as evaporation, condensation, and precipitation work.
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Help your preschooler explore the effects of light and shadow, and make a pretty sun print at the same time!
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Enjoy those warm spring and summer nights with your child while teaching her some backyard astronomy at the same time.
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Here's a fun and simple activity to introduce your child to surface tension, and pull an awesome stunt in the process!
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Hold a magnet marathon! Explore the power of magnets with your kindergartener in this entertaining and simple science game.
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Show your fifth grade scientist how to create a siphon using two buckets, plastic tubing, and water. Watch her astonishment as the water travels uphill!
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Help your curious third grader construct a dazzling spinning wheel that will teach him about the science behind colors while providing some silly entertainment!
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Do plants breathe? Not exactly. They do respire though! This activity will help your kid with see that plants are producing the oxygen we need to survive.
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Help you preschooler decide what to wear each day by making these weather-appropriate clothing markers with her.
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Believe it or not, images that are cast upon your eye's light-sensitive screen (called the retina) are upside down. Here's a fun, fast experiment to prove it!
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Make this easy composting dessert and then enjoy the yummy results!
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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.

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