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Design Challenge: Creating Animal Habitats
Design Challenge: Creating Animal Habitats
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Design Challenge: Creating Animal Habitats
In this design thinking activity, your child will choose an animal to research, learn about the animal’s habitat, and then replicate the animal's habitat using household items.
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Growing Flowers
Growing Flowers
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Growing Flowers
This winter garden project is just about bomb-proof, and believe it or not, it might even make a great gift. So get craft happy with your first grader!
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Bubble Science
Bubble Science
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Bubble Science
This recipe makes bubbles that not only blow up nice and big, but do tricks and experiments! How do you do it? It's not a secret, it's science!
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Swimmy Science: Raising Tadpoles!
Swimmy Science: Raising Tadpoles!
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Swimmy Science: Raising Tadpoles!
First graders are learning to think like scientists. What better place to start, then by raising tadpoles? This hands-on activity explores science in action!
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Create a Fish Art Print!
Create a Fish Art Print!
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Create a Fish Art Print!
The fish most kids see is usually filleted, and it's hard to see how it came from a lake or sea. This cool gyotaku activity blends life science with art!
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Backyard Astronomy
Backyard Astronomy
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Backyard Astronomy
Enjoy those warm spring and summer nights with your child while teaching some basic astronomy at the same time.
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How Much Does a Caterpillar Eat?
How Much Does a Caterpillar Eat?
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How Much Does a Caterpillar Eat?
Here's an easy experiment that lets your first grader practice the scientific method, while watching a caterpillar eat.
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Make a Butterfly Habitat
Make a Butterfly Habitat
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Make a Butterfly Habitat
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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Make Your Own Ant Farm
Make Your Own Ant Farm
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Make Your Own Ant Farm
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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Plant Your Name with Seeds
Plant Your Name with Seeds
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Plant Your Name with Seeds
Here's a great early reading and science activity for curious children. Learn how to plant your child's name in seeds for a growing writing activity!
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Give Birds a Feast with a Suet or Coconut Oil Feeder
Give Birds a Feast with a Suet or Coconut Oil Feeder
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Give Birds a Feast with a Suet or Coconut Oil Feeder
Give your local birds a treat — and your young birdwatcher some fun — with this simple DIY bird feeder.
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Enjoy a Plant-Part Dinner and Learn Some First Grade Science
Enjoy a Plant-Part Dinner and Learn Some First Grade Science
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Enjoy a Plant-Part Dinner and Learn Some First Grade Science
Children learn the six parts of a plant...but do they really understand? Try this plant-themed meal plan to bring school science into the home.
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Learn about Life Cycle in a Bowl!
Learn about Life Cycle in a Bowl!
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Learn about Life Cycle in a Bowl!
Help your first grade scientist learn about metamorphosis by observing the life cycle of some interesting creepy crawlies.
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Create Changing Leaves Scratch Art
Create Changing Leaves Scratch Art
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Create Changing Leaves Scratch Art
Study science with your first grader in this arts and crafts activity that models the reason why fall leaves change color with some paint and crayons.
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Making Measurements: How Big is Your Hand?
Making Measurements: How Big is Your Hand?
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Making Measurements: How Big is Your Hand?
Here's a fun math and science activity: help your child explore four different kinds of measurement, using their hand and a few simple household tools.
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Go, Seeds, Go!
Go, Seeds, Go!
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Go, Seeds, Go!
Here's a science activity to help your child investigate how seeds are designed to travel.
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Make Leaf Rubbing Gift Cards
Make Leaf Rubbing Gift Cards
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Make Leaf Rubbing Gift Cards
Combine science with reading and art to help your first grader create an attractive holiday gift for a beloved friend or relative.
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Make Ladybug Tightrope Racers
Make Ladybug Tightrope Racers
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Make Ladybug Tightrope Racers
Here's a first grade ladybug game that explores how air can move solid objects, and adds some measurement practice, too. Play, learn, and enjoy!
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Crab Craft
Crab Craft
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Crab Craft
This fun activity makes use of pasta shells, paint, and glue make a crab while your child learns about this unique creature.
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Grow Your Own Grass
Grow Your Own Grass
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Grow Your Own Grass
This first grade science activity brings the green grass of early spring inside while teaching your child about the cycles of growth.
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Where Do I Live? An Animal Habitat Game
Where Do I Live? An Animal Habitat Game
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Where Do I Live? An Animal Habitat Game
Check out this silly game that will put your kid's animal habitat knowledge (and acting skills) to the test.
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Create a Shoebox Habitat
Create a Shoebox Habitat
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Create a Shoebox Habitat
Children are imaginative story-builders. Create a shoebox habitat with your child to put those budding creative instincts to good use.
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Potato Maze: Make a Plant Obstacle Course!
Potato Maze: Make a Plant Obstacle Course!
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Potato Maze: Make a Plant Obstacle Course!
This experiment works due to a simple principle: plants need light. Build a shoebox maze and watch the plant work though the obstacle course, searching for sun.
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Craft a Swan Plant Container
Craft a Swan Plant Container
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Craft a Swan Plant Container
Teach your child about recycling and gardening as she re-uses an empty plastic milk gallon jug to craft a swan-shaped plant container!
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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Roasting pumpkin seeds makes for a great Halloween activity, and a healthy snack!
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Search 1st Grade Life Science Hands-on Activities

If you're trying to work on your green thumb this year, try our first grade life science activities with your kids that will get you working with nature in no time.