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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Experiment with Magnetism: Make a Hanging Compass
Experiment with Magnetism: Make a Hanging Compass
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Experiment with Magnetism: Make a Hanging Compass
Experiment with magnetism in this 8th grade science activity in which your child will create a working compass using a steel needle, magnet, and jar.
Science
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Clean Water Using the Sun!
Clean Water Using the Sun!
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Clean Water Using the Sun!
Can you think of a way of cleaning dirty water using the sun? In this activity, you will be making a "solar still" that is able to do just that!
Science
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All About Sugar
All About Sugar
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All About Sugar
Here's an investigative activity in which your child will discover real-world names and uses for sugar and find out how it is hidden in many different foods.
Science
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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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Shrinky Dink Science
Shrinky Dink Science
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Shrinky Dink Science
Bring back the groovy memories by making shrinky dinks using household materials, while learning about the science of plastics. Here's how to get started:
Science
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Homemade Thermometer
Homemade Thermometer
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Homemade Thermometer
Show your child how to construct a homemade thermometer. It's hands-on fun and a great way to learn about this important instrument!
5th grade
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Watch Acids and Bases Produce Colors!
Watch Acids and Bases Produce Colors!
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Watch Acids and Bases Produce Colors!
Show your child how to concoct a simple duo of household ingredients that changes color as acids and bases are added!
5th grade
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Experiment With Sound Waves
Experiment With Sound Waves
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Experiment With Sound Waves
Every time a sound is produced it emits a sound wave. This experiment demonstrates how sound travels, using nothing more than a spoon and a string!
5th grade
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Science Hands-on Activities

These science activities are sure to engage and stimulate any curious young mind. You can open your budding scientist’s mind to the wonders of the natural world with experiments in chemistry, physics, life and earth sciences, and more. Students will develop a thirst for knowledge as they learn to ask pertinent questions, form hypotheses, and seek out answers from the world around them.