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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This activity is a fun way to "go fishing" with your preschooler, while learning about the concepts of freezing and melting.
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Trick your eye with this easy-to-make animation flip book! It's a fun way to learn about persistence of vision and is creative enough to entertain anyone.
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This is a fun way to introduce kids to the concept of volume, and give them a quick hands-on activity to boot.
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This project can help prepare your child for a trip to the tide pools, or give him a way to remember some of the many creatures he saw during his visit.
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Here's a fun science experiment that's refreshingly tasty too! Turn regular water into a tasty treat perfect for consuming on a hot day.
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Make some easy homemade yogurt with your kindergarten scientist, and see what a few 'live' bacteria can do in the right conditions!
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Your child will learn science and make a fun new malleable toy with this balloon sandbag science experiment.
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Looking for an enjoyable evening activity you can do with your kids? Study the stars: help them learn about constellations by making one of their own.
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Help your child understand the scientific concept of evaporation with this fun outdoor science activity.
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Hone your child's skills of observation and take a look at forensic science for an interesting afternoon of exploration and detective work!
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Is that seed alive or not? Here's an exciting way for kindergarteners to make a seed museum that your child can watch, using simple household materials.
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Here's a science and nature activity to help your kindergartener get outdoors and learn about the structure of leaves.
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Help your first grader explore the magical world of constellations by creating these special star charts from the night sky.
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Help your child get to know the least-appreciated of the five senses, the sense of smell, with a smelling station.
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Here's an arts and crafts guide for your high-school teenager that'll help her create a naturalist drawing and painting.
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Here's a fun activity to help build thinking skills in young first grade scientists, and to encourage them to have a blast exploring the mass and volume.
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Try this arts and crafts activity with your preschooler: make bread from yeast dough to teach her about the science behind bread baking.
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This two-ingredient dough, sometimes called "moon sand," is a quick and cheap way to let kids explore their senses, build fine motor skills, and play.
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Has your child ever asked you how a submarine works? Here's a simple bathtub project that will make for a hands-on answer.
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Feed your birds from kitchen leftovers and give your first grader some excellent scientific practice in identifying our feathered friends.

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