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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This activity is a great introduction to polymer chemistry. It might seem complicated, but all you'll need is the material found inside of a baby's diaper!
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In this experiment, your middle schooler will chart the effects of oil on a feather in order to grasp the tragic effects of oil spills on wildlife.
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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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Check out this mind-blowing experiment in which a hard-boiled egg will fit through an impossibly small opening with the help of only a few matches!
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With this hands-on activity, you'll show how fall colors are hidden in the leaf all year long!
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In almost every preschool classroom is a sensory table. Learn how to make one at home!
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A science scavenger hunt can be a fun way to learn about science. Test your child's knowledge of scientific terms with this science scavenger hunt.
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Every time a sound is produced it emits a sound wave. This experiment demonstrates how sound travels, using nothing more than a spoon and a string!
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Conduct a simple science experiment to see if flowers from your garden pass the acid-base indicator test with this exciting chemistry activity.
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Show your child that the simplest ingredients (salt and water) can be used to illustrate the concept of density!
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Here's a fun activity that will introduce your fourth grader to the concept of frictionless motion by constructing a hovercraft.
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Wondering how we know that air is there? Here's a quick and easy experiment that proves that air may be thin, but it's not too wimpy to block your shot!
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Help your kindergarten scientist predict and observe as she explores the science of smell...and have a great time doing it, too.
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Try this fun and simple activity to help nurture your child's observation skills and nourish a growing love of science!
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If your kid likes to color, you probably know all too well that crayons go quickly. Put those crayon stubs to use by creating colorful ironed wax paper art!
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Is our water polluted? Help your young scientist understand the importance of taking care of the environment with this simple experiment.

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