Science Hands-on Activities

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100th Day of School Garden
100th Day of School Garden
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100th Day of School Garden
Your child grows a green thumb and flowers with this seed planting activity that also celebrates the 100th day of school!
1st grade
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Design Challenge: Improve the School
Design Challenge: Improve the School
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Design Challenge: Improve the School
In this open-ended activity, students will be given a small quantity of three types of materials and asked to design a prototype for “something that will improve the school.”
5th grade
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100th Day of School Scavenger Hunt
100th Day of School Scavenger Hunt
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100th Day of School Scavenger Hunt
Try a 100th Day of School Scavenger Hunt with your preschooler, and send her on the search for objects of different colors!
Preschool
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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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Do-It-Yourself Earthquake
Do-It-Yourself Earthquake
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Do-It-Yourself Earthquake
Learn about lateral earthquake motion and its effect on high rise buildings in this simple 4th grade earth science experiment.
4th grade
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Teacher for a Day
Teacher for a Day
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Teacher for a Day
Here's a fun activity that will have your child teaching you for once, while you find out exactly what she is learning in school.
Science
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Pick Your Own Berries
Pick Your Own Berries
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Pick Your Own Berries
Summer is a great time to work on pre-kindergarten skills that will serve your child well in her first year at school, while having some fun in the sun!
Preschool
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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
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Be a Botanist: Make Herbarium Sheets
Be a Botanist: Make Herbarium Sheets
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Be a Botanist: Make Herbarium Sheets
In this middle school activity, your child will learn how to press plants and create her very own herbarium, or plant library! Here's how:
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Reaction Time Science: How Fast Are You?
Reaction Time Science: How Fast Are You?
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Reaction Time Science: How Fast Are You?
Does your middle school teenager have good reflexes? Gauge his reaction time in this science and math activity that requires only a yardstick and a friend.
5th grade
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Growth Chart
Growth Chart
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Growth Chart
Help your child chart how much he has grown over his school break by creating his own tree-shaped Summer Growth Chart.
Kindergarten
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Stored Energy
Stored Energy
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Stored Energy
Here's a fun activity to reinforce the physics concept of stored energy for your middle schooler.
Science
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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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Bungee Jump ... With Eggs!
Bungee Jump ... With Eggs!
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Bungee Jump ... With Eggs!
Invite your middle schooler to bungee jump ... with eggs! This experiment will demonstrate Newton's laws of physics in an entertaining way.
Science
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How Do Oil Spills Harm Wildlife?
How Do Oil Spills Harm Wildlife?
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How Do Oil Spills Harm Wildlife?
In this experiment, your middle schooler will chart the effects of oil on a feather in order to grasp the tragic effects of oil spills on wildlife.
Science
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Potato Cannon
Potato Cannon
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Potato Cannon
This potato cannon activity teaches your middle schooler about the principle of Boyle's Law. Make a potato cannon and have a blast learning about science.
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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Match That! A Spatial Observation Game
Match That! A Spatial Observation Game
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Match That! A Spatial Observation Game
Help your middle schooler improve his observation skills by playing this simple observation and spatial memorization game.
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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Tracking Temperatures
Tracking Temperatures
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Tracking Temperatures
To help your child learn how to use a thermometer, try this temperature collecting activity at home.
4th grade
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Create a Flip Book!
Create a Flip Book!
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Create a Flip Book!
Trick your eye with this easy-to-make animation flip book! It's a fun way to learn about persistence of vision and is creative enough to entertain anyone.
Science
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Stage a Debate
Stage a Debate
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Stage a Debate
Here's how you and your teen can stage your own formal debateâbeyond arguing why chores are unethical! Formal debates improve teens' critical thinking skills.
Science
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How to Make an Ethernet Cable
How to Make an Ethernet Cable
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How to Make an Ethernet Cable
Start thinking about how the internet works by assembling an Ethernet cable of your own!
Science
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Pucker Up! Make Beeswax Lip Balm
Pucker Up! Make Beeswax Lip Balm
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Pucker Up! Make Beeswax Lip Balm
Show your teen how to make her own beeswax lip balm. It's one of the simplest do-it-yourself activities, and it's fun to make!
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CSI Science: Get the Prints!
CSI Science: Get the Prints!
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CSI Science: Get the Prints!
Set your teen on the beat in a real world "crime scene" investigation. Can he tell whose fingerprints are on a drinking glass?
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Science Hands-on Activities


Exploration and discovery have no age-limit, which means these enticing science experiments are sure to appeal to even the most jaded high school students. Nature and art team up with Audubon-inspired adventures and handmade herbarium sheets. Play with food as students conduct nutritional analyses or extract DNA from spinach leaves. Or explore physics, biology, chemistry, and other disciplines in dozens of engaging, hands-on activities.