First Grade Science Activities and Experiments

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Where's the Air?
Where's the Air?
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Where's the Air?
How do we know that air exists when we can't see it, taste it, or touch it? Here's a classic experiment that will teach your kid some basics of aerodynamics!
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Give Birds a Feast with This Suet Feeder
Give Birds a Feast with This Suet Feeder
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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.
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Making Rain
Making Rain
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Making Rain
Help your kindergarten science maven explore the water cycle without getting everything wet.
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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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Create a Sandwich Bag Explosion!
Create a Sandwich Bag Explosion!
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Create a Sandwich Bag Explosion!
Chemistry is a blast with this backyard bomb made from a sandwich bag. All you need are ingredients from the pantry to create a satisfying, and safe, explosion.
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Art Supply Box
Art Supply Box
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Art Supply Box
Allow your first grader to get his artwork outdoors this summer by letting him create a garden art box for his arts and crafts supplies.
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How to Grow an Avocado Plant
How to Grow an Avocado Plant
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How to Grow an Avocado Plant
Learn how to grow an avocado plant indoors with your 1st grader in this hands-on gardening activity.
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Natural Easter Egg Dyes
Natural Easter Egg Dyes
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Natural Easter Egg Dyes
Forget store-bought dyes this Easter: color your Easter eggs with natural dyes made with ingredients from your own kitchen in this 1st grade activity.
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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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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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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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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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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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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
First graders 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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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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Gluep: Solid or Liquid?
Gluep: Solid or Liquid?
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Gluep: Solid or Liquid?
Explore solids and liquids with your young scientist by making gluep, a goopy substance that can behave like both a solid and a liquid!
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Sinking Ships for Science
Sinking Ships for Science
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Sinking Ships for Science
Explore the scientific concept of capacity by seeing how many pennies you boat can hold before it sinks!
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"Oil Painting" for First Grade Scientists
"Oil Painting" for First Grade Scientists
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"Oil Painting" for First Grade Scientists
Put a twist on traditional oil painting with this fun science activity that you and your first grader can do together.
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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 first-grader investigate how seeds are designed to travel.
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Make Window Constellations
Make Window Constellations
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Make Window Constellations
Help your first grader explore the magical world of constellations by creating these special star charts from the night sky.
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Dancing Raisins
Dancing Raisins
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Dancing Raisins
First grade science often covers solids, liquids, and gases. This silly science explores serious facts about the difference between all three.
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See-Through Egg Science
See-Through Egg Science
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See-Through Egg Science
This science exploration lets your first grader see how eggs can provide a perfect environment for a living, growing creature.
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 Leaf Crown
Leaf Crown
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Leaf Crown
This fall, make a leaf crown that will encourage creative play and your child's interest in the natural world while you help them build fine motor skills.
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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.