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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Show your kids the power of baking powder by conducting a simple experiment. Make four batches of cornbread, all identical except for one thing: baking powder!
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This year on Mother's Day, try this gift project that brings together an appreciation for gardening with a hands-on lesson in art history.
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You and your child can create this beautiful butterfly mobile for hanging anywhere in the home (and learn about this magical creature while you're at it).
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Here's a simple and fun kindergarten or first grade gardening activity: grow a miniature container garden in a paper egg carton. Great for kinesthetic learners.
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Magnets may hold up papers on the fridge, but is it the paper that attracts them? Find out more with this kindergarten science investigation.
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This craft is an excellent way to learn about African-American history, and it also provides fine motor practice.
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Your child will decorate a headband with any bugs she can think of, then she'll add antennae so she can pretend to be a bug herself!
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Make a bear cave for your child to play and explore, learn about bears and winter hibernation.
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This easy aerodynamics activity is a simple way to introduce kids to the scientific method.
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Create a soda bottle garden that defies gravity! This hanging terrarium is housed in a soda bottle and perfect for crafty kids with a growing green thumb.
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Teach your child about using pumps to move water in this simple and educational preschool science activity!
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Challenge your young dinosaur lover to examine dinosaur footprints and then create her own dinosaur fossil in this hands-on activity.
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In the mood for a bit of silly science? Help your child create a truly one-of-a-kind planter out of a potato head!
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Your child can explore the wonders of science, and the concept of dehydration, along with creating a healthy and tasty treat!
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Learn about the microclimate of your backyard by tracking rainfall, temperature, and observed weather with hand drawn charts and graphs.
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Boys might wrinkle their noses at the thought of gardening, but we guarantee they'll like this activity! Make a recycled terrarium full of bug-eating plants.
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It's food. It's Thanksgiving tradition. And guess what: Cranberry Sauce is also science! Try our simple recipe/experiment.
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Use sticks and stones to create create an outdoor version of tic-tac-toe!
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Your kindergartener will make prints of his favorite fruits and vegetables and learn how to organize and assemble his very own book.
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Help your kids fall in love with nature by making a simple clay bird bath. Set it up in your yard and watch the animals venture in for a sip of water.

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