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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 household scavenger hunt that shows kids the natural sources behind everyday objects...and builds reading skills, too!
Earth & Space Science
First Grade
Make a kindergarten 'discovery table' that reinforces both science and writing skills. Here's how:
Simple Experiments
Kindergarten
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!
Physical Science
First Grade
Here's an interesting activity that will enable your child to make his own magnifier out of a drop of water
Physical Science
Third Grade
This activity provides a solution to all those leaves on your doorstep, while also giving your child a fun science lesson.
Life Science
Second Grade
Show your child how to construct a homemade thermometer. It's hands-on fun and a great way to complement what he's learning about this instrument in school.
Environmental Science
Fifth Grade
Explore solids and liquids with your young scientist by making gluep, a goopy substance that can behave like both a solid and a liquid!
Physical Science
First Grade
Here's a fun activity that will introduce your fourth grader to the concept of frictionless motion by constructing a hovercraft.
Physical Science
Fourth Grade
This plaster fossil activity is a fun supplement to preschool science. Use plaster to make imprints of your child's handprints, footprints and other objects!
Plants, Animals & the Earth
Preschool
Clouds are formed when warm and cold air meet. Here's a way for kids to see it all up close!
Earth & Space Science
Third Grade
Here's a great activity that uses corks and toothpicks to create a fleet of floating boats. Which design makes for the most seaworthy vessel?
Physical Science
Third Grade
Invite your middle schooler to bungee jump ... with eggs! This experiment will demonstrate Newton's laws of physics in an entertaining way.
Physical Science
Middle School
This activity is a great way to stretch the boundaries of your child's imagination and build up important critical thinking skills.
Earth & Space Science
Nature Activities

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