15 Simple Science Projects For Kids

Balloon Rockets - I've done this in several science camps I've conducted. Kids have fun with it. But, when the balloon deflates it may fall off the straw because it's surface area changes - another good thing to show and explain to kids.

These shaving cream rain clouds were a fun, easy and beautiful activity to do with kids. Watch as the "rain" falls down from the clouds!

Shaving Cream Rain Clouds

This shaving cream rain clouds experiment is a fun, easy and beautiful activity to do with kids. Watch as the "rain" falls down from the clouds!

What a great way to get children using the language of attributes ... long, prickly, bumpy, smooth, etc.

Teach with Trash: Tissue Box Science

Teach with Trash: Tissue Box Science It would be a good idea to use these as mystery boxes. Place six items in boxes and have them guess what the objects are or what they may all have in common. Could be used to introduce a new unit or book.

DIY smelling bottles made from spice containers with a cotton ball and a few drops of cooking extracts or essential oils.

Smelling Sensory Bottles Free Printable Labels

5 senses theme - DIY smelling bottles made from spice containers with a cotton ball and a few drops of cooking extracts or essential oils.

Sorting parts of a flower- a great hands-on preschool lesson and a sensory rich experience!

Sorting Parts of a Flower

Help preschoolers identify parts of a flower with this hands-on lesson! This sensory-rich lesson also has options to extend learning with other activities!

Grow a Lima bean plant in a CD case. Then label it with a paint pen.

using old cd cases to grow beans. Then can use a sharpie or dry erase marker to label parts of the plant for older kids. Such a cool take on the old lima beans in a baggie trick.

Again, easily extended for older children by adding two ramps so that comparisons can be made, applying cloth to the surface, then vaseline, to see how those affect rolling speed, etc.

Ramps in the Science Center

Ramps in the Science Center. Love this idea of a science / math investigation question out at all times.

Sink or float? Kindergarten science experiment Physical Science Standard 1a and focus on water as a liquid

EDUC This would be great to have students do and combine it with the sink or float record sheet. Sink or float? Kindergarten science experiment Physical Science Standard and focus on water as a liquid

Homemade tinker toys in the library - No budget?  Use toilet paper or paper towel tubes and straws to make your own building components for a library center!

I have straws and am collecting the rolls (Stephanie) Homemade tinker toys in the library - No budget? Use toilet paper or paper towel tubes and straws to make your own building components for a library center!

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