Simple Science Activities and Experiments That Will Amaze the Kids
These science activities and science experiments are sure to be a hit with kids in preschool and elementary!
From lava lamps to magic milk to eruptions and more, these simple science experiments and STEM activities will WOW the kids and keep them engaged.
So pick a science activity and try one out with the kids today!
Best Science Activities and Experiments for Kids
My kids love science activities and so do I, so we find ourselves doing them quite often lately. I love that they are learning while having so much fun.
Science experiments are a great, hands-on way for kids to explore scientific concepts. They are super engaging and exciting, so kids are really drawn into learning.
Plus, I find that they learn more when they are engaged with interactive, hands-on ways.
The experience becomes more memorable than simple reading about science or doing a workbook page on a scientific concept.
I really try to find science experiments that are simple and use supplies we already have or can easily get. I find that the easier they are to set up, the more we do them.
So if you are looking for simple science fun too, these will be perfect for you.
Science Experiments That Will Excite Your Kids
If you want to excite your kids and explore scientific concepts, then you will definitely want to check out these simple science activities!
For each experiment, I explain the science behind them. So not only will the kids explore science in fun, engaging ways, but you will easily be able to explain the "why" behind each experiment.
Grab some simple household supplies and you will be well on your way to lots of science fun with kids.
This list of science activities and experiments is sure to save you tons of time when planning science lessons for your students.
List of Fun Science Experiments for Kids
This might be our favorite science experiment! This Rainbow Walking Water science experiment will be a favorite for both kids and adults alike! We couldn't believe how fast the water traveled up the paper towel and mixed the colors!
This oobleck recipe makes a great science activity for kids! With the correct ratios and just 2 ingredients you will be ready for lots of fun sensory play!
This Skittles Rainbow science experiment is fun and easy! It comes with a free recording sheets too.
Your kids will absolute love this Lava Lamp science experiment! This one is always a hit for our kids! You just need water, oil and a surprise third ingredient!
This may be the easiest science activity on this list and your kids will love it! They may even think it is magical. That is, until they learn the science behind this Pepper and Soap science experiment!
You can make your own Dinosaur Dig excavation! You just need two household ingredients and some sun!
We love this Color Changing Flowers experiment! It's super easy to do and the kids will love watching the flowers change colors. This is a perfect spring activity!
This Fizzy Rainbow Science Experiment will bring some fun and color to your kids day! This just takes a few simple ingredients you probably already have.
Your kids will get a kick out of watching Dancing Raisins in this simple and fun science experiment!
This disappearing color wheel science experiment is a fun way for kids to explore light and physics!
This Rain Cloud in a Jar science experiment gives kids a chance to explore rain and clouds in a hand-on, fun way!
This Leak Proof Bag science experiment will wow your kids. All you need is two household items and you can do this fun experiment too!
This Magic Milk science activity always amazes the kids! You'll just need a few household supplies and milk to get started with this simple and fun experiment!
This simple keep paper dry under water science experiment is a blast. Your kids will be amazed when the paper doesn’t get wet!
Grow a Rainbow with this fun experiment! All you will need is markers, a paper towel and two glasses of water! Your students will be amazed to see capillary action at work with this experiment!
This is a fun way to add science into your Christmas plans. This Christmas Lava Lamp experiment is a blast for all ages!
This Rainbow Pipe Cleaner Sensory Bottle is pretty and a fun way for kids to learn about magnetism! It’s a fantastic science and sensory activity!
This Sorting Animals Venn diagram activity is a fun and hands-on way to learn about animals habitats! You can teach your kids about animals habitats, sorting and using Venn diagrams.
This Growing Plants science activity is a great spring activity! This simple experiment is a favorite for kids as they observe and explore plant growth! A plant growth recording sheet is included!
This Oil and Water Science Activity is an easy experiment that your kids will really enjoy. Any time our kids can squirt water with droppers they always have a great time!
Magic Milk with a Christmas twist is a fun holiday science experiment! This Magic Milk Christmas experiment is a simple and fun!
Colored water, oil and a surprise ingredient make the magic happen with this Winter Blizzard Lava Lamp experiment!
This chromatography science activity is a fun way to learn about separating colors using coffee filters and markers.
More Fun Science Experiments!
I hope you were able to find some amazing science activities to do with the kids! We have been having a blast with them, so I hope your kids will too!
Looking for more science experiments?
Check out these science experiments for preschoolers. They are great for kids in elementary too.
Or check out this list of science activities for kids!