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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Alive or Not? This yeast experiment you can conduct with your little scientist explores the answer to this timeless question.
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This simple "how to make a water wheel" activity makes physics come alive for your child by demonstrating how different kinds of energy work.
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This potato cannon activity teaches your middle schooler about the principle of Boyle's Law. Make a potato cannon and have a blast learning about science.
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In this fun activity, kids practice measurement and boost fine motor skills as they learn all about how fossils form and even make a few of their own!
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How can you tell the difference between a spider and an insect? Your child will find out as he makes a tray of yummy creepy crawly snacks.
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Explore the chemistry of latex polymers with this outrageous, hilarious science activity.
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This fun, think-outside-the-box activity introduces kids to gravity and other basic scientific concepts as they construct an impressive marble run!
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This craft is a great way to explore the fascinating world of spiders and their webs as you collect spider webs from around your house with your third grader.
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Help your middle schooler improve his observation skills by playing this simple observation and spatial memorization game.
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Put an oatmeal box, a flashlight, and some construction paper together and you have the makings of an incredibly cool bedroom planetarium!
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Experiment with magnetism in this 8th grade science activity in which your child will create a working compass using a steel needle, magnet, and jar.
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Teach your child how butter is created by shaking up cream the old-fashioned way.
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Use the activity below to help your child create bath salts as she observes how a solid changes when placed into a liquid.
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Here is a kindergarten activity that blends art and science by using magnets, paint, and objects found around the house to create a picture.
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Make homemade lemonade in a baggie with your preschooler with this fun and easy recipe.
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Does your child always demand to know why the sky is blue, how the sun moves across the sky, or where wind comes from?
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In this hands-on activity, kids learn what it takes to foster seedlings into full-grown plants, all in a regular old soda bottle!
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Pair a planetarium visit with this fun art project that mimics the look of far-off galaxies.
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Preschoolers are fascinated by how colors can be mixed to form new ones. This activity combines color mixing with the concept of melting for extra science fun.
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Try this activity with your child to explore what happens to rain (and the living things that need it) when it becomes polluted.

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