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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Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy summer activity! Make homemade ice cream and let your child practice his science skills.
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Have your kid build an ice sculpture in this activity that's so fast, fun, and messy it's the perfect way to demonstrate how much fun experiments can be!
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Who knew that you could make beads out of rose petals? Not only can it be done, but the beads smell wonderful!
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Your second grader will love this simple soda bottle race car activity. Make a ramp and customize your car for an entertaining way to learn scientific concepts.
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Build a kindergarten bird feeder science craft that brings birds to your yard, and a smile to the whole family's face.
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Your third grader will be amazed at the explosive combination of vinegar and baking soda in these chocolate volcano cupcakes with white chocolate "lava."
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Take advantage of the fact that ink and water don't mix and introduce your kid to suminagashi, a Japanese form of art.
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Explore the scientific concept of capacity by seeing how many pennies you boat can hold before it sinks!
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What's cooler than an explosion? Not much! This simple science experiment lets kids build their own pop rocket. So put on your safety goggles and let her rip.
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Illustrate the idea of light refraction with this exciting and mystifying experiment.
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Teach your child to dye eggs with natural ingredients from the grocery store. From pink to gold, these eggs are perfect for hiding, hunting or simply munching.
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Here's a preschool color collage activity to help your child work on her sorting skills, and create a beautiful addition to the refrigerator gallery.
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Introduce your child to the wonders of colorful chemistry with this simple food coloring project.
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Before digital cameras, before Polaroids, there was the original pinhole camera. Build a pinhole camera and see what true vintage photography looks like!
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Your kid will delight in creating an extraterrestrial vehicle from goods found around the house. There's no telling where her imagination will go!
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Invite your third grader to do taste test science to observe how a strawberry tastes when it is paired with various condiments. The results may be surprising!
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This adventurous art project will send kids on a scavenger hunt for fall materials they can use in their artwork. This craft also teaches kids about seasons.
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What happens when colored beams of light mix? You might be surprised.
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Here's a guide to starting a community clean-up project from scratch.
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Wool can absorb 1/3 of its weight in water, while still keeping the body warm. She can test this theory by performing a scientific sock comparison!

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