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Capillary Action: It's Flower Power!

Dye a flower! This preschool science activity is an inventive and colorful way to introduce your child to the physics and biology of capillary action.

How to Make a Weathervane

Learn how to make a weathervane with this fun and simple meteorology project for fourth graders.

Celebrate Capillary Action with Celery

It's easy to observe the amazing process of capillary action, in action. Show your child how it works with some food coloring and a stick of celery.

DIY Pinwheels

The pinwheel is a simple toy that has been around for years and uses the wonders of the wind to spin it and delight kids of all ages!

Make Your Own Marshmallows

Make your own marshmallows and mix up some very interesting third grade chemistry lessons while you're at it!

How to Make an Anemometer

Learn how to make an anemometer with step-by-step instructions in this cool science fair project idea for 4th grade.


Discover the force of water! This article provides step-by-step instructions for creating your own science experiment.

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!

Make a Water Magnifier!

Here's an interesting activity that will enable your child to make his own magnifier out of a drop of water

Yeast Science: Can Yeast Inflate a Balloon?

This experiment will introduce your child to the concept that carbon dioxide is produced by yeast, and that sugars best feed the yeast, using balloons.

Crystal Lollipops

Chemistry isn't just incredible ... sometimes its edible! These crystal lollipops are a delicious introduction to chemistry concepts.

Delicious Classification: Vertebrates and Invertebrates

Help your child learn about animal classification with this fun and delicious activity.

Test for Acids or Bases Using...Flowers!

Conduct a simple science experiment to see if flowers from your garden pass the acid-base indicator test with this exciting chemistry activity.

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!

Make Colorful Crystals from Coal

In this activity, your kid will watch coal turn into crystals right before her very eyes, and learn some science along the way!

Beanstalk in a Box

Ever heard of phototropism? Here's a fun activity you can do at home with your kids to explore this fascinating plant adaptation.

Make a Homemade Hand Warmer!

On the next chilly, winter day, invite your fifth grader to make a hand warmer by experimenting with the loaded combination of a few natural ingredients.

Make an Erupting Volcano!

The papier-mâché volcano is a science project classic and fun for kids of any age. Follow these simple instructions, add baking soda and vinegar, and voila!

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?

Electric Science: Make a Battery!

Try this chemistry experiment with your curious kid and get some "shocking" results!

How to Make a Lemon Battery

For this science fair project, kids will learn how to make a lemon battery. They can conduct this classic experiment using readily available materials.

Homemade Hand Sanitizer

Create your very own scented hand sanitizer that will help your child to keep those nasty germs at bay!

Make Your Own Flying Saucer

Create a "flying saucer"-type device with your fifth grader to experiment with the principles of electrical charge and induction.

Potato Battery

Believe it or not, the common spud has enough electrochemical energy to power a small digital clock. Show your sixth grader how!

Cleaning Pennies

Why are some pennies shiny and others dark and dull? Find out with this cleaning copper coins experiment, which transforms dark pennies to bright ones.

Explore the Four Components of Blood

This activity will introduce your child to the four different components of blood and give him a fun way to visualize its properties.

Rock Candy Science

The next time you've got a restless second grade earth scientist on your hands, use this experiment to demonstrate crystals and make a tasty treat, too!

Homemade Thermometer

Show your child how to construct a homemade thermometer. It's hands-on fun and a great way to complement what he's learning about this instrument in school.

Make a Hovercraft!

Here's a fun activity that will introduce your fourth grader to the concept of frictionless motion by constructing a hovercraft.

What is Induction?

Amaze your kids by separating a salt and pepper mixture using an "electric spoon" charged with wool.

Experiment with Diaper Science!

This activity is a great introduction to polymer chemistry. It might seem complicated, but all you'll need is the material found inside of a baby's diaper!

Stored Energy

Here's a fun activity to reinforce the physics concept of stored energy for your middle schooler.

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