Life Science Activities & Experiments

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Label the Food Groups
Label the Food Groups
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Label the Food Groups
Help build help your first grader's reading vocabulary while also boosting their nutritional knowledge with this easy and fun home science activity.
1st grade
Science
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Make Spider Web Art!
Make Spider Web Art!
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Make Spider Web Art!
This craft is a great way to explore the fascinating world of spiders and their webs as you collect spider webs from around your house with your third grader.
3rd grade
Science
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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.
1st grade
Science
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Create Beetle Mania
Create Beetle Mania
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Create Beetle Mania
Beetles come in many shapes and colors. Here's how your second grade child can create his own beetles to paint and play with!
2nd grade
Science
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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.
1st grade
Science
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Create a Coiling Snake
Create a Coiling Snake
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Create a Coiling Snake
In this activity your child will make a coiling snake out of simple household materials, and also find out why they coil.
5th grade
Science
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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!
1st grade
Science
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Inspect Animal Tracks
Inspect Animal Tracks
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Inspect Animal Tracks
The next time you and your fifth grader go on a hike, take along this key to figure out which common North American animal left a track along the river bank.
5th grade
Science
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How Strong are a Bird's Bones?
How Strong are a Bird's Bones?
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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.
5th 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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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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Build a Toad Abode
Build a Toad Abode
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Build a Toad Abode
Creating a home for a toad is an easy and fun project for kids. Here's how to make your very own toad abode.
2nd grade
Science
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Bread Mold Experiment
Bread Mold Experiment
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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.
Science
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Plant Pets
Plant Pets
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Plant Pets
Bring the fun of gardening indoors! By stuffing a simple pair of pantyhose with a few grass seeds on top, your child can grow her very own plant pet.
2nd 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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Create Pressed Leaf Cards
Create Pressed Leaf Cards
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Create Pressed Leaf Cards
Here's a pressed leaf card project that puts science and writing together for your second grader.
2nd grade
Science
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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.
1st grade
Science
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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.
1st grade
Science
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Explore Christmas Tree Science
Explore Christmas Tree Science
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Explore Christmas Tree Science
This season is a great time to explore the many shapes, sizes, and species of evergreen trees. Download our "field guide" activity and learn more!
3rd grade
Science
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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.
1st grade
Science
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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.
1st grade
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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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
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.
1st grade
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.