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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.
1st grade
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Everyday Darwin: Create a Nature Journal
Everyday Darwin: Create a Nature Journal
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Everyday Darwin: Create a Nature Journal
In this outdoor science activity you'll find tips on how to create a nature journal by choosing a native plant or animal and tracking that species.
5th grade
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Orange Bird Feeder
Orange Bird Feeder
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Orange Bird Feeder
Got a birdwatcher on your hands? Bring the birds to your backyard by making a zany bird feeder using an orange and some string.
3rd grade
Science
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Nutritional Analysis
Nutritional Analysis
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Nutritional Analysis
Show your teen how to analyze the nutritional value of her favorite meals. She may be surprised to find out how healthy--or not--her favorite foods are!
Science
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Discover Christmas Smells and Memories
Discover Christmas Smells and Memories
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Discover Christmas Smells and Memories
Bring a little science to your third grader's Christmas as you test out his sense of smell by exposing him to common Christmas scents found in your kitchen.
3rd grade
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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
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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!
1st grade
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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.
1st grade
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Extract DNA from Spinach!
Extract DNA from Spinach!
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Extract DNA from Spinach!
Show your middle schooler how a quick whirl of spinach in the blender will reveal the cobwebby "stuff"--or DNA--of life!
Science
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Insectivorous Terrarium
Insectivorous Terrarium
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Insectivorous Terrarium
Boys might wrinkle their noses at the thought of gardening, but we guarantee they'll like this activity! Make a recycled terrarium full of bug-eating plants.
5th grade
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Make a Desktop Desert Terrarium
Make a Desktop Desert Terrarium
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Make a Desktop Desert Terrarium
Using a glass fishbowl, you and your kids can create a low-humidity, open-topped terrarium perfect for easy care, drought-tolerant succulents.
1st grade
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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
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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
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Audubon Adventure: Record the Natural World
Audubon Adventure: Record the Natural World
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Audubon Adventure: Record the Natural World
Here's an arts and crafts guide for your high-school teenager that'll help her create a naturalist drawing and painting.
Science
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Take Science Home with Decomposition
Take Science Home with Decomposition
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Take Science Home with Decomposition
Observe with your third grader what happens when food starts to decompose, and boost science skills simultaneously with this experiment!
3rd grade
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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.
1st grade
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Measure Your Pulse with a Straw!
Measure Your Pulse with a Straw!
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Measure Your Pulse with a Straw!
Show your fourth grader how to see her heart in action. Make a simple device out of a drinking straw and clay to help her spot the movement of her pulse!
4th grade
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Be a Birdseed Detective
Be a Birdseed Detective
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Be a Birdseed Detective
Kids conduct a simple birdseed experiment to figure out what kinds of birds live nearby in this fun science activity.
5th grade
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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
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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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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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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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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!
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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.