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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Here's a science experiment that gives your kids a chance to see how fire needs oxygen to burn, with a little math and writing practice thrown in.
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Try this experiment to give your curious kid a more "solid" understanding of how temperature affects the states of matter.
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Here's a first grade ladybug game that explores how air can move solid objects, and adds some measurement practice, too. Play, learn, and enjoy!
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Help children understand the power of germs and the importance of hand washing with this visual activity that introduces the concept of scientific inquiry.
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Help your fifth grader execute this experiment involving a lit candle (submerged in water!) to show him the wonders of heat energy transference.
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An hour glass, also known as a sand clock, keeps time. In this activity, your child will make her own sand clock and measure the time it keeps.
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This science project lets kids explore what happens when water and paper interact, and it produces homemade paper perfect for gift tags or stationery.
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When the wind starts blowing, you and your child can plant a sponge garden in the comfort of your own kitchen. Here's how:
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Get your sense of humor ready for this fun science experiment that demonstrates the fundamental physics of air pressure.
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Boost shape recognition with this matching game where your child will pair up sticks to create simple shapes.
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Tin can phones offer something modern versions don't - a fun project to make with a friend, and a dramatic illustration of vibration and sound waves.
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This homemade parachute toy is incredibly easy to build. Plus, it gives kids an excuse to investigate and experiment...the backbone of kindergarten science.
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Use simple materials to build a "worm hotel" with your kindergarten soil scientist...and see what worms really do all day.
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Did you ever think you could make colors disappear right before your eyes? This science experiment is just like a magic trick: now you see it, now you don't!
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By using static electricity generated from their body, a child can cause a small fluorescent lamp bulb to light up!
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Help your kindergarten science maven explore the water cycle without getting everything wet.
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Your kid will be captivated as she watches liquids change color before her very eyes during this fun science project that introduces some chemistry basics.
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Make your own marshmallows and mix up some very interesting third grade chemistry lessons while you're at it!
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Put your second grade scientist to work this Fourth of July with our colorful "liquid fireworks" project!
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This taste buds science experiment demonstrates how strongly our sense of smell controls what we taste.

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