First Grade Science Activities and Experiments

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Growing Jack-o'-Lantern
Growing Jack-o'-Lantern
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Growing Jack-o'-Lantern
In this Halloween-themed activity, young learners will find out what happens when they mix two household items together to create a surprising chemical reaction.
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Corn Maze STEM Challenge
Corn Maze STEM Challenge
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Corn Maze STEM Challenge
Learn all about balance and motion as your child designs a corn maze!
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Design Your Own Planet
Design Your Own Planet
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Design Your Own Planet
In this activity, children will let their imagination run wild as they design and build a new planet in the solar system.
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Design Challenge: Glowing Bouncy Egg
Design Challenge: Glowing Bouncy Egg
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Design Challenge: Glowing Bouncy Egg
In this activity, your child will transform an egg into a glowing, bouncy "ball" that they can play with.
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Design Challenge: Making a Boat
Design Challenge: Making a Boat
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Design Challenge: Making a Boat
In this activity, your child will be asked to create a boat that can successfully float while holding 25 pennies.
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Design Challenge: Building a Bridge
Design Challenge: Building a Bridge
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Design Challenge: Building a Bridge
In this exciting and empowering challenge, your child will construct a bridge using marshmallows and toothpicks!
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Design Challenge: Letters of the Alphabet
Design Challenge: Letters of the Alphabet
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Design Challenge: Letters of the Alphabet
Reinforce your child’s understanding of the alphabet by helping them construct all of the letters using pipe cleaners.
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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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Design Challenge: Creating a Cup Tower
Design Challenge: Creating a Cup Tower
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Design Challenge: Creating a Cup Tower
In this activity, your child will be challenged to make a tower using paper cups.
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Design Challenge: Making a Catapult
Design Challenge: Making a Catapult
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Design Challenge: Making a Catapult
In this activity, your child will be challenged to use three simple materials to create a launcher for an action figure or small toy.
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Design Challenge: Gumdrop Structures
Design Challenge: Gumdrop Structures
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Design Challenge: Gumdrop Structures
In this fun design challenge, your child will get creative with making structures out of toothpicks and gumdrop candies.
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Build a Tunnel
Build a Tunnel
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Build a Tunnel
In this science and engineering activity, children will explore types of tunnels and their purposes and then design and build a tunnel of their own.
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Design Challenge: Marble Labyrinths
Design Challenge: Marble Labyrinths
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Design Challenge: Marble Labyrinths
In this activity your child will create their very own marble maze!
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Building Brick Challenge: Build a Tall Tower
Building Brick Challenge: Build a Tall Tower
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Building Brick Challenge: Build a Tall Tower
In this activity, your child will be challenged to build a tall tower out of building bricks! The instructions include questions prompts to guide students through the design challenge.
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Building Brick Challenge: Build a Boat
Building Brick Challenge: Build a Boat
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Building Brick Challenge: Build a Boat
Develop your child's mathematical and engineering skills with this fun building brick challenge. In this activity, your learner will be challenged to create a boat out of building bricks. 
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Toys on the Grid
Toys on the Grid
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Toys on the Grid
In this activity, students will be challenged to describe and count the ways a toy moves from one position on a grid to another.
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Robot Around the Block
Robot Around the Block
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Robot Around the Block
This activity is a fun challenge for students who have just started learning to program educational robots.
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Understanding Volume
Understanding Volume
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Understanding Volume
This is a fun way to introduce kids to the concept of volume, and give them a quick hands-on activity to boot.
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Yeast Balloon Science!
Yeast Balloon Science!
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Yeast Balloon Science!
Think you can blow up a balloon without using your mouth? This isn't just a cool trick, it's also a great way to introduce chemistry and biology concepts.
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Make a Fistful of Slime!
Make a Fistful of Slime!
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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.
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Building Sand Castles
Building Sand Castles
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Building Sand Castles
If your child aspires to be the next Frank Lloyd Wright, we've got some tips on building sand castles that last.
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Play with Pulleys
Play with Pulleys
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Play with Pulleys
How do people move pianos and heavy furniture into tall buildings? Show your kids some pulley potential with this simple household exercise!
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Wheels and Axles
Wheels and Axles
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Wheels and Axles
Engineers in training can get started with this simple wheel-and-axle construction activity.
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Geology 101
Geology 101
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Geology 101
Take a closer look at the soil that surrounds us, and give your child a lesson in Geology 101!
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Oobleck Science: Solid or Liquid?
Oobleck Science: Solid or Liquid?
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Oobleck Science: Solid or Liquid?
Is it solid or liquid? Create oobleck and witness the amazingly weird oscillation between the two!
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First Grade Science Activities and Experiments

Get your first grader excited about exploration and discovery with these first grade science experiments and activities sure to appeal to curious young minds.