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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Your third grader will delight in learning about sound waves as he observes the different sounds created by tapping on glasses with varying amounts of water.
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For your budding first grade scientist, all you need is some simple, natural materials to create an amazing ant farm. Here's how to get started.
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Here's a simple science activity that will help your child better understand how wells bring us water.
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In this activity, your child fills jars with water to learn about acoustics, and practices mixing colors to form a rainbow of colors and sounds.
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Learn how to make a weathervane with this fun and simple meteorology project for fourth graders.
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Make edible amber fossils with your second grader to explore the fascinating world of science!
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Apple slices can turn brown, but when they are coated with lemon juice the acid keeps the apples fresh. Here's how to help your preschooler experiment:
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Make these homemade shell fossils and introduce your child to the wonders of science!
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How sensitive is your skin? Here's a fourth grade science experiment that lets your child figure it out.
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Show your preschooler how to make a print of a butterfly using her hand as a tool--a great way to stimulate her sense of touch.
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With a clear bottle and a few plastic straws, you can easily make a hummingbird feeder and demonstrate the effects of atmospheric pressure at the same time!
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Here's a fun activity to reinforce the physics concept of stored energy for your middle schooler.
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How to test for acids and bases? In this activity you and your child can make your own indicator from red cabbage!
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Help your preschooler practice counting, matching, and learning colors with this fun game!
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Let your kid experiment with textures among fabric and other materials that are smooth, rough, soft, or slippery--and then he'll make a texture book!
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Here's a fun activity that will have your child teaching you for once, while you find out exactly what she is learning in school.
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Use popcorn in this tasty experiment to explore the five senses at home with your kindergartener!
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Make an edible play dough with your child to help her develop her sensory and motor skills.
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The concept of metamorphosis is fascinating to children of all ages. Help your child's creativity take flight as she makes her very own butterfly life cycle.
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Encourage your child to think outside the bathtub by making her very own handmade soaps! Perfect as a present, a decoration, or just to pamper herself.

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