Use the natural curiosity of children to develop their critical thinking skills. Science experiments and activities are a fun way to help your first grade child embrace learning and become a scientific thinker.
How Much Does It Weigh - Using simple bathroom and kitchen scales at home prepares children for using equipment in school to weigh and measure.
Surface Tension Experiment - These simple activities demonstrate surface tension.
Now You See It, Now You Don't - Doing simple science experiments at home can prepare your child to learn important science concepts—and the need to be patient.
More Surface Tension: Bubbles - For ages 5 to 7 - Children can learn more about surface tension and about change just by blowing bubbles!
Science Walk - Even a walk around the yard can provide many opportunities to introduce children to scientific concepts and processes by helping them to gain the scientific habit of observing what's around them.
Making Goop - Liquid or Solid? - Making goop is a great scientific experiment. Kids are fascinated to see two ingredients that when mixed together behave completely different than either one of them did by itself.
Plant a bean garden - There is a lot to learn from planting a garden. Why do plants need sun and water and what do they do with them?
Float or Sink - Learning to make and test predictions is a good first step toward making and testing hypotheses.
Bubble Soap Recipe - Make your own bubble soap at home. It's quick, easy and inexpensive.
Making Bubble Wands - Use household items to create bubble wands of different shapes and sizes.
Bubble Paper Prints - Blow some colorful bubbles and observe their characteristics on paper.
The Science of Bigger Bubbles - Easily create a bubble wand that will give you bigger bubbles and find out why it works.
Bugs! - Children can improve their understanding of the natural world and their classification skills by observing bugs.
Cake Making Science - This fun experiment teaches children about chemical reactions through observation.
Color Science - You can show that two primary colors create a new secondary color by mixing paints. This activity show how you can separate secondary colors into the primary parts.
Disappearing Color - This amazing science experiment will wow your child as the colors disappear right in front of their eyes.
Growing Mold - Grow some food mold with your children and let them explore what effects its growth and learn about food safety.
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