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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Make "fossils" with your child to hide in the sandbox or at the park or the beach, to help your child explore his archaeological side.
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Help your kindergarten or first grade child use his creativity to make a beautiful magnetic patterned structure while discovering the wonders of magnets.
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Here's a pressed leaf card project that puts science and writing together for your second grader.
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To help your child learn how to use a thermometer, try this temperature collecting activity at home.
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Before Twitter, birds were the ones tweeting, not humans. Have your child discover the magical sounds of nature while recording birds around his neighborhood!
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Use simple items to create a kindergarten "grow box" that lets a kid see just how salad plants send down their roots and grow underground.
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April showers may bring May flowers, but your child can preserve the beauty of spring's bounty all year long with this simple craft project!
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Jazz up your patio or backyard with hip and quirky planters made from simple Mason jars.
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This activity is a fun way for your first grader to learn about how veggies help your body while being creative with art and drama. Here's how to get started.
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Try a 100th Day of School Scavenger Hunt with your preschooler, and send her on the search for objects of different colors!
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Has your kid noticed how much bigger the moon looks when it's low in the sky? Here's an activity you can do to show them that it's just an optical illusion.
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This season is a great time to explore the many shapes, sizes, and species of evergreen trees. Download our "field guide" activity and learn more!
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Help your own young scientist tackle the wonders of static electricity from the comfort of his own home!
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Make a lei and bring a touch of the tropical lifestyle into your home!
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Kids conduct a simple birdseed experiment to figure out what kinds of birds live nearby in this fun science activity.
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Do this activity to help your kids see how seeds contain "baby" versions of big plant stems, roots, and leaves.
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This will encourage your child to utilize her observation skills, develop aesthetic awareness, build artistic drawing abilities and learn about the seasons.
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Encourage local wildlife to settle down in your backyard with this adorable bird nest craft.
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Take the art making outside: have your first grader make a clay relief sculpture of the natural world. This is a great activity for summer.
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If you find yourself with a pair of kids' rain boots too cute to toss and too worn to wear, try making this fun and easy planter.

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