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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Try the classic balloon-on-the-wall trick with your kid and watch static electricity in action.
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Some fossils have been been preserved for billions of years! Help your kid understand how fossils are created and preserved with this crafty project.
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Turn the common time killer of constructing paper airplanes into a lesson on the physics of aerodynamics and flight with this fun science activity.
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This 4th of July, explore fourth grade science and make some safe fireworks in your own backyard using soda pop!
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This simple experiment serves as an introduction to the greenhouse effect.
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Show your child how and why the microwave works, while demonstrating just how strangely foods can behave while inside the crazy cooker.
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Create a mini plant habitat with your kid to help teach him what it takes to make an ecosystem work.
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After completing this fun science project, your child will have a better understanding of plants, and she may even develop a green thumb in the process!
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Household items and a bit of imagination will create a CSI kit for your child to have investigative adventures with. Explore the world of forensic science!
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Show your middle schooler how a quick whirl of spinach in the blender will reveal the cobwebby "stuff"--or DNA--of life!
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Try this chemistry experiment with your curious kid and get some "shocking" results!
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How do we know that air exists when we can't see it, taste it, or touch it? Here's a classic experiment that will teach your kid some basics of aerodynamics!
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Using simple materials found around your home, you can reinforce the static electricity concept by helping your child build a simple device with zapping power!
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Does your child know that salt water conducts electricity? This simple experiment will show how salt water acts as a conductor to electrical currents.
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Here's a fun and magical art activity, where kids paint an invisible picture that can only be revealed when painted over with watercolors!
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Create your very own scented hand sanitizer that will help your child to keep those nasty germs at bay!
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Create a habitat for a butterfly right in your own backyard, and build your first grader's science knowledge while you're at it.
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What's a liquid? What's a solid? What better way to experiment, than by turning a kid favorite, ice cream, into a homemade science lesson!
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Science isn't ho hum anymore when it involves building catapults to teach your fifth grader about projectile motion.
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Looking for a way to help your teen explore the fun side of physics? How about a round of Saturday morning cartoons?

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