Plants, Animals & the Earth Science Activities and Experiments

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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.
2nd grade
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Make a Soda Bottle Greenhouse
Make a Soda Bottle Greenhouse
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Make a Soda Bottle Greenhouse
In this hands-on activity, kids learn what it takes to foster seedlings into full-grown plants, all in a regular old soda bottle!
Kindergarten
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Plant a Fail-Safe Veggie Garden
Plant a Fail-Safe Veggie Garden
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Plant a Fail-Safe Veggie Garden
Develop your child's green thumb with this easy planting activity. These plants are guaranteed to grow fast and are "brown-thumb" proofed!
Kindergarten
Science
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How to Make Compost
How to Make Compost
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How to Make Compost
Recycling may be a confusing concept for your little one, so take the time to teach them the magic of compost - right in your own backyard!
Kindergarten
Science
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Grow Grass... and a Pet
Grow Grass... and a Pet
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Grow Grass... and a Pet
Give your child a chance to experiment with how things grow. And throw in something extra to up the fun factor even more...her very own grass pet!
Preschool
Science
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Bean Sprout Science
Bean Sprout Science
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Bean Sprout Science
After completing this fun science project, your child will have a better understanding of plants, and they may even develop a green thumb in the process!
Kindergarten
Science
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Backyard Astronomy
Backyard Astronomy
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Backyard Astronomy
Enjoy those warm spring and summer nights with your child while teaching some basic astronomy at the same time.
Kindergarten
Science
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Grow a Sock Garden
Grow a Sock Garden
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Grow a Sock Garden
In this activity, your kid has your permission to get his socks nice and filthy. In fact, it's a necessity, because those socks are going to make a garden.
Kindergarten
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Learn the Layers: Become a Dirt Expert
Learn the Layers: Become a Dirt Expert
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Learn the Layers: Become a Dirt Expert
It's a rare kid who doesn't like a sandbox. Next time you're out digging, build in some earth science, too.
Kindergarten
Science
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Play Camouflage Match-Up!
Play Camouflage Match-Up!
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Play Camouflage Match-Up!
When critters protect themselves by taking on the patterns of nature, it's called "camouflage." Play this camouflage matching game with your child!
Kindergarten
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Rain Boot Planters
Rain Boot Planters
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Rain Boot Planters
If you find yourself with a pair of kids' rain boots too cute to toss and too worn to wear, try making this fun and easy planter.
Preschool
Science
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Make a Plastic Cup Pet!
Make a Plastic Cup Pet!
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Make a Plastic Cup Pet!
Learning about how plants grow is a building block in the preschool curriculum. Put a fun twist on this science concept with these cup pets.
Preschool
Science
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Produce a Vegetable Puppet Play
Produce a Vegetable Puppet Play
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Produce a Vegetable Puppet Play
This activity is a fun way for your first grader to learn about how veggies help your body while being creative with art and drama. Here's how to get started.
Kindergarten
Science
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Yeast Experiment: It's Alive!
Yeast Experiment: It's Alive!
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Yeast Experiment: It's Alive!
Alive or Not? This yeast experiment you can conduct with your little scientist explores the answer to this timeless question.
Kindergarten
Science
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Fossil Cookies
Fossil Cookies
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Fossil Cookies
With some cookie dough and ordinary household objects, let your kindergartener explore how fossil imprints are made.
Kindergarten
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Germ Science: Why Handwashing Matters
Germ Science: Why Handwashing Matters
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Germ Science: Why Handwashing Matters
Help children understand the power of germs and the importance of hand washing with this visual activity that introduces the concept of scientific inquiry.
Kindergarten
Science
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Explore Earth Science and Make a "Worm Hotel"
Explore Earth Science and Make a "Worm Hotel"
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Explore Earth Science and Make a "Worm Hotel"
Use simple materials to build a "worm hotel" with your kindergarten soil scientist...and see what worms really do all day.
Kindergarten
Science
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Make a Handy Seed Chart
Make a Handy Seed Chart
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Make a Handy Seed Chart
Help your kindergartener identify and sort eight different kinds of common seeds on this "seed wheel" plate you can use all growing season.
Kindergarten
Science
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Plant an Indoor Sponge Garden
Plant an Indoor Sponge Garden
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Plant an Indoor Sponge Garden
When the wind starts blowing, you and your child can plant a sponge garden in the comfort of your own kitchen. Here's how:
Preschool
Science
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Make a "See Through" Seed Museum
Make a "See Through" Seed Museum
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Make a "See Through" Seed Museum
Is that seed alive or not? Here's an exciting way for kindergarteners to make a seed museum that your child can watch, using simple household materials.
Kindergarten
Science
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Plant Your Name with Seeds
Plant Your Name with Seeds
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Plant Your Name with Seeds
Here's a great early reading and science activity for curious children. Learn how to plant your child's name in seeds for a growing writing activity!
Kindergarten
Science
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Make Waves in a Bottle
Make Waves in a Bottle
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Make Waves in a Bottle
Can't make it to the beach? Bring the science of ocean waves home with this fun earth science-related craft.
Kindergarten
Science
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Baby Seeds
Baby Seeds
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Baby Seeds
Do this activity to help your kids see how seeds contain "baby" versions of big plant stems, roots, and leaves.
Kindergarten
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Build a Pine Cone Bird Feeder!
Build a Pine Cone Bird Feeder!
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Build a Pine Cone Bird Feeder!
Build a bird feeder science craft that brings birds to your yard, and a smile to the whole family's face.
Kindergarten
Science
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Watch Your Garden Grow
Watch Your Garden Grow
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Watch Your Garden Grow
Use simple items to create a kindergarten "grow box" that lets a kid see just how salad plants send down their roots and grow underground.
Kindergarten
Science
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Plants, Animals & the Earth Science Activities and Experiments

Budding scientists and naturalists will love these experiments and activities that revolve around plants, animals, and earth science. Kids across multiple age groups can learn about the composting process, create their own greenhouse, conduct backyard astronomy, make homemade bird feeders, and get dirty planting gardens and exploring soil and seeds as they learn about the wonders of the natural world.