Life Science Activities & Experiments

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The Magic Magnifying Glass
The Magic Magnifying Glass
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The Magic Magnifying Glass
Did you know magnifying glasses are magic? This hands-on activity has kids using magnifying glasses to engage with the world around them and look close to examine what they find.
Preschool
Science
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Create a Fossil!
Create a Fossil!
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Create a Fossil!
This activity works well with a group or just with a parent and child, and it can make a great party game since it's both fun and inexpensive.
2nd grade
Science
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Find Out Why Leaves Change Color
Find Out Why Leaves Change Color
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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!
5th grade
Science
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Make a Mind-Bending Illusion!
Make a Mind-Bending Illusion!
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Make a Mind-Bending Illusion!
What happens when eyes see something that the brain knows cannot be true? In this science activity, the brain has to "fudge" it when interpreting what you see.
4th grade
Science
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Go on a Backyard Botany Hunt
Go on a Backyard Botany Hunt
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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.
5th grade
Science
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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!
1st grade
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!
1st grade
Science
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Match Animal Adaptation: A Card Game
Match Animal Adaptation: A Card Game
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Match Animal Adaptation: A Card Game
In this game, players will learn interesting facts about animal adaption and practice them using a fun matching card game!
5th grade
Science
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Outdoor Adventures
Outdoor Adventures
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Outdoor Adventures
Nature is the greatest teacher, and you can help facilitate the lesson! Here's how to create a supply backpack to get your kid ready for science action!
3rd grade
Science
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Find a Flower
Find a Flower
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Find a Flower
In this activity, find out who the flowers' "partners in crime" are by being a flower spy!
Science
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Plant Habitats: Dandelions
Plant Habitats: Dandelions
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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.
5th grade
Science
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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!
1st grade
Science
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Explore Genetics by Finding Family Traits!
Explore Genetics by Finding Family Traits!
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Explore Genetics by Finding Family Traits!
For a fun family activity to introduce your child to genetics, have your child go on a search for dominant and recessive family genes!
5th grade
Science
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Grow Your Own Herbs
Grow Your Own Herbs
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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!
Science
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What Doesn't Belong? A Categorization Game
What Doesn't Belong? A Categorization Game
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What Doesn't Belong? A Categorization Game
This educated-guessing game is great for preschoolers. This activity helps your child work on her reasoning skills.
3rd grade
Science
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Practice Classification in Action
Practice Classification in Action
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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.
Science
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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.
1st grade
Science
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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.
1st grade
Science
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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.
1st grade
Science
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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.
1st grade
Science
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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.
1st grade
Science
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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.
1st grade
Science
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Capture Fall Leaves in Stained Glass
Capture Fall Leaves in Stained Glass
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Capture Fall Leaves in Stained Glass
This activity provides a solution to all those leaves on your doorstep, while also giving your child a fun science lesson.
2nd grade
Science
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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.
1st grade
Science
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Make Your Own Seed Packets
Make Your Own Seed Packets
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Make Your Own Seed Packets
Create homemade seed packets with your kids. This activity combines your kids' love of science and the outdoors with a little writing and drawing fun.
Kindergarten
Science
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Life Science Activities & Experiments

Life science activities put children's world in front of them in a whole new way. Watch your kid understand plants, animals and their own body better with these enriching activities designed by life science educators. Each project uses household or classroom items to demonstrate a key concept in the study of life science in a way that kids will truly enjoy.