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.
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.
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.
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.
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