Use the natural curiosity of children to develop their critical thinking skills. These 1st grade science projects, experiments and activities are a fun way to help your first grade child embrace learning and become a scientific thinker.
First grade science project ideas
The Everything Kids’ Science Experiments Book: Boil Ice, Float Water, Measure Gravity-Challenge the World Around You!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.
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?
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.