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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Plastic pipes and pipe connectors make a quick and fun activity for preschoolers. Try some of our pipe challenges!
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Want to make Halloween truly eerie? Science to the rescue! These ghouly hands come alive with a little help from simple chemistry.
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I scream, you scream, we all scream for homemade spearmint ice cream!
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This easy Halloween-themed science experiment for first-graders is perfect for chilly October afternoons or great as a Halloween party activity.
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It's easier than you think to make homemade play dough -- just a few pantry staples makes a natural version of the toy that kids have loved for generations.
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Introduce your second grader to the world of motion and physics with a bit of marble play inspired by Sir Isaac Newton!
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Here's a fun math and science activity: help your first-grader explore four different kinds of measurement, using his hand and a few simple household tools.
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Blanket forts are a kid classic! Let your child create a Ć¢fortress of solitudeĆ¢ on his own for reading, telling scary stories or for cozy cocooning.
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Introduce your fourth grader to the concepts of solstices by observing the length of her shadow on the shortest day of the year, compared to other solstices.
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Who says snow globes are just for winter? Help your child create a summer version with this fun art project!
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Celebrate April showers with a springtime arts and crafts activity: make sparkly, shiny raindrops with your kid.
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Hatch a praying mantis egg case in a homemade habitat with your child's help! This is an amazing experiment in science and nature for kids of any age.
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Here's a way to make history both interesting and relevant: design a garden using plants that were used by people in colonial times!
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Is your little scientist up for a rocky challenge? Let them make their own geode rocks using eggs and epsom salts!
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This preschool activity uses paint chips to help your child learn about different shades of colors and how to find different colors in nature.
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Here's a fun at-home activity that will help your child strengthen math skills using high and low temperature data, and become a master temperature tracker!
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Blend science and math to explore a very important first grade social studies question: does our planet contain more land or more water?
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Observe with your third grader what happens when food starts to decompose, and boost science skills simultaneously with this experiment!
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Travel back to the Jurassic age with this creative dinosaur activity that would make a great addition to any wall or fridge.
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Get your fifth grader involved in some earth science by helping her plan and create her very own rock collection.

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