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Homemade Rain Gauge

Slip some science into storm watching with a homemade rain gauge!

Sound and Vibration

Let your young scientist explore a brave new world of sound with an experiment that just requires a handful of common household items.

Make an ABC Nature Book

Take a nature walk in your backyard or local park to find one object for every letter of the alphabet. Then put them together in this handy nature book.

Design a Native American Vest

Breathe new life into Thanksgiving legends by getting your kindergartener into character this holiday with a nifty Native American vest.

Go on a Nature Hunt!

In this simple and social activity, children use size comparison skills to find objects in nature that are bigger, smaller, longer, and shorter.

Grow a Sock Garden

In this activity, your kid has your permission to get his socks nice and filthy. In fact, it's a necessity, because those socks are going to make a garden.

Make Waves in a Bottle

Can't make it to the beach? Bring the science of ocean waves home with this fun earth science-related craft.

Make a Shell Craft Treasure Box

Invite your kindergarten marine biologist to practice in scientific identification and categorization while she creates a lovely treasure box.

Dancing Raisins

First grade science often covers solids, liquids, and gases. This silly science explores serious facts about the difference between all three.

Observe the Greenhouse Effect in a Jar

This simple experiment serves as an introduction to the greenhouse effect.

Make a Temperature Tracker

Here's a fun at-home activity that will help your child strengthen math skills using high and low temperature data, and become a master temperature tracker!

Gluten Free Chicken Strips

These kid-approved chicken strips are not only easy to make and quick cooking, they're also gluten-free.

Reaction Time Science: How Fast Are You?

Does your middle school teenager have good reflexes? Gauge his reaction time in this science and math activity that requires only a yardstick and a friend.

Plant Habitats: Dandelions

In this plant habitats activity, children play the role of an ecologist and take surveys of different areas to discover the best habitat for dandelions.

Insectivorous Terrarium

Boys might wrinkle their noses at the thought of gardening, but we guarantee they'll like this activity! Make a recycled terrarium full of bug-eating plants.

Natural vs. Artificial: Can You Taste the Difference?

Which do you prefer: real or artificial? Try this sweet little taste experiment to help your kids develop a better awareness of the food they consume.

Create a Collection That Rocks!

Get your fifth grader involved in some earth science by helping her plan and create her very own rock collection.

Bake a Chemistry Cake

Here's an experiment that will have your child experimenting with cake ingredients to learn about the chemical reactions that happen when a cake's in the oven.

Celery and Food Coloring Experiment

Here's a classic celery science experiment that uses celery and food coloring to demonstrate how plants absorb water.

Taste Test Science: Fool Your Tongue!

This taste buds science experiment demonstrates how strongly our sense of smell controls what we taste.

Exploding Marshmallows!

Show your child how and why the microwave works, while demonstrating just how strangely foods can behave while inside the crazy cooker.

Keep a Candle Burning Underwater!

Help your fifth grader execute this experiment involving a lit candle (submerged in water!) to show him the wonders of heat energy transference.

Stored Energy

Here's a fun activity to reinforce the physics concept of stored energy for your middle schooler.

Learn About Oil Spills

We all know water and oil don't mix, but it's often difficult for students to grasp the difficulty of cleaning up an oil spill.

CSI Science: Get the Prints!

Set your teen on the beat in a real world "crime scene" investigation. Can he tell whose fingerprints are on a drinking glass?

Make Footwear Impressions - CSI Style!

Take a look at forensic science with your child. She'll learn how to take a shoe impression, just like the detectives do!

How Do Oil Spills Harm Wildlife?

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.

Curds and Whey: A Milky Experiment

Have you or your child ever heard that nursery rhyme and wondered just what curds and whey are anyway? Do this simple experiment together to find out!

Make Your Own Electricity

By using static electricity generated from their body, a child can cause a small fluorescent lamp bulb to light up!

Cartoon Physics

Looking for a way to help your teen explore the fun side of physics? How about a round of Saturday morning cartoons?

Can Crusher Experiment

Experiment with the wonders of pressure and condensation by crushing a soda can with nothing but air and water!

Make Frost on the Window!

Here is a nifty science experiment using Epsom salts to make "frost" appear on a piece of glass.

Grow Sparkling Borax Crystals

Grow borax crystals and get your child excited about Earth science with this crafty science experiment.

Make a Better Paper Airplane

Turn the common time killer of constructing paper airplanes into a lesson on the physics of aerodynamics and flight with this fun science activity.

Build a Pinhole Camera

Before digital cameras, before Polaroids, there was the original pinhole camera. Build a pinhole camera and see what true vintage photography looks like!

Homemade Thermometer

Show your child how to construct a homemade thermometer. It's hands-on fun and a great way to complement what he's learning about this instrument in school.

Clean Water Using the Sun!

Can you think of a way of cleaning dirty water using the sun? In this activity, you will be making a "solar still" that is able to do just that!

Bungee Jump ... With Eggs!

Invite your middle schooler to bungee jump ... with eggs! This experiment will demonstrate Newton's laws of physics in an entertaining way.

Make a CSI Kit

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!

Experiment with Salt Water Conductivity

Does your child know that salt water conducts electricity? This simple experiment will show how salt water acts as a conductor to electrical currents.

Experiment with "Quicksand"

In this activity, your child will make her own "quicksand" to better understand how a substance can be both fluid and solid at the same time.

Make a Hummingbird Feeder

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!

How to Make an Ethernet Cable

Start thinking about how the internet works by assembling an Ethernet cable of your own!

Experiment with Magnetism: Make a Hanging Compass

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.

Create an Ocean in a Bottle

Kids are sure to be entranced by the magic of the ocean when they create their very own ocean in a bottle.

Algebra All Around: 3 Activities

Here are three activities you can do at home and around town to bring algebra into your daily lives.

Potato Battery

Believe it or not, the common spud has enough electrochemical energy to power a small digital clock. Show your sixth grader how!

Experiment With Sound Waves

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!

Make a Homemade Hand Warmer!

On the next chilly, winter day, invite your fifth grader to make a hand warmer by experimenting with the loaded combination of a few natural ingredients.

Egg in a Bottle

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!

Explore the Four Components of Blood

This activity will introduce your child to the four different components of blood and give him a fun way to visualize its properties.

Glue Fossils

Some fossils have been been preserved for billions of years! Help your kid understand how fossils are created and preserved with this crafty project.

Test for Acids or Bases Using...Flowers!

Conduct a simple science experiment to see if flowers from your garden pass the acid-base indicator test with this exciting chemistry activity.

Make Marbleized Paper!

Learn how to make marbleized paper with simple everyday ingredients in this fun activity! Your child will learn about oil and water while doing this project.

Make an Erupting Volcano!

The papier-mâché volcano is a science project classic and fun for kids of any age. Follow these simple instructions, add baking soda and vinegar, and voila!

Make Colorful Crystals from Coal

In this activity, your kid will watch coal turn into crystals right before her very eyes, and learn some science along the way!

Beanstalk in a Box

Ever heard of phototropism? Here's a fun activity you can do at home with your kids to explore this fascinating plant adaptation.

Prime Number Hunter

Wondering how to help your child get a handle on prime numbers? Turn her into a prime number hunter with this hundreds chart activity.

Build a Balloon...Out of Paper!

Teach your fifth grader the ancient Japanese art of origami with this incredible origami balloon that uses just one piece of paper!

How Strong are a Bird's Bones?

In this science experiment, your child will test the strength of hollow structures in order to understand how strong bird bones really are.

Layering Liquids: Explore Density Science

Teach your child some scientific basics as you explore the densities of various liquids in this fun experiment.

Make a Fistful of Slime!

Get your hands on a concoction that breaks the rules about what's a solid and what's a liquid.

Try Water Science Trickery!

This experiment that explores water and air pressure will amaze your fifth grader as it appears that a single card is holding water in an upside-down glass.

Foam It! Cause a Chemical Reaction

This experiment uses a yeast solution, liquid detergent, and hydrogen peroxide to produce an exciting reaction like no other!

How to Make a Cartesian Diver

Experiment with buoyancy to learn how a submarine rises and sinks in this classic science experiment.

The Red Cabbage Acid Test

How to test for acids and bases? In this activity you and your child can make your own indicator from red cabbage!

Break the Tension: A Water Experiment

Help your child understand surface tension by showing her how she can create a "skin" on top of water.

Oobleck Science: Solid or Liquid?

Is it solid or liquid? Create oobleck and witness the amazingly weird oscillation between the two!

Make Woolly Pompoms

Try this winter-themed arts and crafts activity for fifth graders: make colorful woolly pompoms! All you need is yarn and stiff cardboard to get started.

Find Out Why Leaves Change Color

With this hands-on activity, you'll show how fall colors are hidden in the leaf all year long!

Go on a Backyard Botany Hunt

Here's a fun activity that will have your child researching, collecting, and charting plant specimens from the neighborhood.

Experiment with Diaper Science!

This activity is designed to serve as an introduction to polymer chemistry, using the material found inside of a baby's diaper!

Scientific Concept Scavenger Hunt

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.

Sourdough Science!

Make sourdough bread...and learn some colonial history and modern science in the process!

Find a Flower

In this activity, find out who the flowers' "partners in crime" are by being a flower spy!

Practice Classification in Action

Try this simple activity with your middle schooler to help him develop an understanding of why scientific classification systems exist and how they work.

Bread Mold Experiment

This bread mold experiment will help your child learn about mold, and he'll develop important hypothesis-making and experiment-designing skills.

Grow Your Own Herbs

Here's a way to make history both interesting and relevant: design a garden using plants that were used by people in colonial times!

Be a Botanist: Make Herbarium Sheets

In this middle school activity, your child will learn how to press plants and create her very own herbarium, or plant library! Here's how:

Extract DNA from Spinach!

Show your middle schooler how a quick whirl of spinach in the blender will reveal the cobwebby "stuff"--or DNA--of life!

Endangered Species: Przewalski's Horse

Introduce your student to an endangered species, Przewalski's horse, with this information sheet. She can color the illustration as she reads.

Endangered Species: Pygmy Hippo

There are many animals around the world whose lives or homes are threatened. Read about an endangered species from Africa with this info-sheet

Endangered Species: Black-Footed Ferret

Get in tune with nature, and read a bit about an endangered species of animal, the Black-footed Ferret. Your child can color an illustration as he reads.

Endangered Species: Komodo Dragon

For your budding environmentalist, here is an information sheet on a well-known endangered species, the Komodo dragon!

Endangered Species: Spectacled Bear

Help your child understand why it's so important to take care of the environment with this info-sheet about an endangered species: the spectacled bear.

Endangered Species: Forest Owlet

Teach your child about an endangered species with this information page, all about the Forest Owlet. He can color as he reads some interesting facts.

Endangered Species: Sumatran Rhinoceros

Help your child read this page about the Sumatran rhinoceros, where he can color an illustration as he learns about why this animal is endangered.

Endangered Species: Red-Shanked Douc Langur

Get to know one of the most unique and colorful monkeys, the red-shanked douc langur. Read about why they are an endangered species with this info-sheet.

Endangered Species: Iranian Jerboa

Help your child understand the importance of preserving the environment, with this info-sheet about an endangered species: the Iranian jerboa.

Endangered Species: Baird's Tapir

Introduce your child to a fascinating new animal, the Baird's tapir. This is just one of many endangered species around the world.

Endangered Species: Red Wolf

Meet the red wolf, an endangered species of animal that was once very common, but in the past 50 year nearly became extinct!

Endangered Species: Amur Leopard

There are many endangered species all around the world. Read about the Amur leopard and why it's endangered with this information page.

Endangered Species: Okapi

Animal lovers, get acquainted with a very unique species, the okapi! Read this info-sheet to learn about why this animal is endangered.

What's the Matter? #2

Kids practice classifying items as liquids or solids for a lesson on the states of matter in this 4th grade physical science worksheet.

Isaac Newton Biography

Learn all about this significant scientist with this Isaac Newton biography, detailing his life and work.

All About Circuits

Is your fourth grader learning about electricity? This worksheet is all about circuits, tests her skills and reinforces the concept of how a circuit works!

Build your own Electromagnet!

Calling all mad scientists... Electrify your enthusiasm for science! This awesome worksheet will show you step-by-step how to make an electromagnet.

What's the Matter? #1

Kids flex their physical science knowledge by classifying items as solids or liquids in this 4th grade states of matter worksheet.

Build a Pyramid Parachute!

It's a paper parachute brigade! Learn how to build your own parachute, and learn how the parachute was invented over 500 years ago.

Physical Science Review: Properties of Metal

A handy worksheet that breaks down the properties of metal. A good physical science review sheet to keep around for reference.

Periodic Table: Aluminum

Help your child get to know the most elementary of the elements with these handy worksheets.

Give Birds a Feast with This Suet Feeder

Feed your birds from kitchen leftovers and give your first grader some excellent scientific practice in identifying our feathered friends.

Rain Boot Planters

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.

Make a Soda Bottle Greenhouse

In this hands-on activity, kids learn what it takes to foster seedlings into full-grown plants, all in a regular old soda bottle!

Under Pressure

A simple science experiment exploring the physics of water pressure that's been amazing people since Medieval times.

Compare Cotton and Nylon Absorbency

Invite your fifth grader to test the different rates of liquid absorption in synthetic and cotton materials, such as nylon and cotton.

Ick Can Stick! Make Milk Glue

Did you know you can make glue from milk? Try this experiment and the results will "stick" with you for a long time.

Make Your Own Flying Saucer

Create a "flying saucer"-type device with your fifth grader to experiment with the principles of electrical charge and induction.

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