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At Home Science

Science Experiments for Kids

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Science isn't just something you do in a lab or in a classroom. You can do science with your kids any time, any day! Do a science activity yourself, at home! Try out our science experiments and discover something amazing. Click on the activities below and find one that's right for you.

How to Make a T-Shirt Tote

HOW TO MAKE A T-SHIRT TOTE This clever upcycle project will fit you and your kids to a tee Tested,…

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Exploring Transpiration

EXPLORING TRANSPIRATION Get out of the house and into nature with this simple backyard project Tested, edited & approved by:…

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Shadows of child and adult on grass

How to Trace Shadows

HOW TO DO SHADOW TRACING Get your kids out of the dark with this fun activity exploring shadows Tested, edited…

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Lemon slice circles

Learning About Acids and Bases

LEARNING ABOUT ACIDS & BASES In this experiment kids will learn that Acids and Bases isn’t the name of a…

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How to Make a Paper Airplane

HOW TO MAKE A PAPER AIRPLANE Watch your kid’s imagination take flight with this fun and easy project Tested, edited…

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Silhouette shapes of leaves

How to Make Sun Prints

HOW TO MAKE SUN PRINTS If you’ve got a hot second, try this fun activity that uses the sun to…

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Ice cubes

How to Make Ice Swirl Gift Wrap

HOW TO MAKE ICE SWIRL GIFT WRAP Would you try some artistic and fun eco-gift wrap ideas? Ice swirl gift…

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Row of paint containers

How to Make Bubble Art Gift Wrap

BUBBLE ART GIFT WRAP Do you want to try an eco-friendly alternative to holiday wrapping paper? It’s recyclable and artistically…

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Bubbles floating in bottle of liquid.

How to Make a Lava Lamp

HOW TO MAKE A LAVA LAMP Travel back to a bedroom in the 60’s with this groovy lava lamp Tested,…

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Acorn, twigs, fallen leaves

How to Create Art from Natural Objects

HOW TO CREATE ART FROM NATURAL OBJECTS This artwork by your child won’t be going up on the refrigerator, and…

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Flattened paper cup

How to Make a Citizen Science Nature Map

HOW TO MAKE A CITIZEN SCIENCE NATURE MAP This experiment proves that trash-talking and cell phones aren’t always bad for…

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Sun rays

How to Make a Solar Oven

HOW TO MAKE A SOLAR OVEN Cook up this fun project with your kids to teach them about the power…

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