Creative Science Projects for Kids

How to Make Science Projects With Kids

If you think about it, science plays a big part in some craft projects. When we mix up a batch of clay or try our hand at dyeing fabric, we are dabbling in science! When we make the recipe for bubbles and go outside to blow them, the kids may not know it, but that is science at work. While you are doing these activities, don't flood them with scientific facts and findings, instead, ask them simple questions and let them ask you questions. Get them thinking about it, and then you can even...MORE help them do a little research.

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    Ant Hill

    Ant Hill Science Project
    If you are interested in ants or studying ants as a school project, try your hand at making ant ant hill.
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    Coffee Filter Earth

    Coffee Filter Earth Craft
    Coffee Filter Earth.
    Start out by making one of these Earth crafts and then use the came techniques to make other planets.
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    Crayon Rock Paperweight

    Crayon Rock Paperweight
    Crayon Rock Paperweight.
    Observe one of these paperweights while it is in oven and watch what happens.
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    Film Canister Constellation

    Film Canister Constellation Science Project
    Film Canister Constellation.
    Learn how you can easily reproduce and study constellations using an empty film or similar container.
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    Flower Pounding Science Project
    Flower Pounding Project.
    Follow these suggestions and learn how to transfer the colors from flowers to fabric and even paper.
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    Growing Magnet

    Growing Magnet
    Growing Magnet.
    You can watch how a plant grows by planting a seed in a clear container and then transforming that container into a unique magnet.
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    Happy Earth

    Happy Earth Science Project
    Happy Earth.
    Use this craft as part of a lesson plan about the environment and what is good for the planet. You can also make a sad Earth craft to aid with a discussion of what might be bad for the planet.
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    How to Create a Butterfly Garden

    How to Create a Butterfly Garden
    Butterfly Garden.
    Follow these suggestions, shared by Sharon, and learn how you can make a garden that will attract butterflies.
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    How to Grow Crystals

    How to Grow Crystals
    Grow Crystals.
    Follow these instructions and learn how you can literally grow crystals right in your kitchen. You can even make them different colors.
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    How to Make a Clay Volcano
    Clay Volcano.
    Not only will you have fun making a small mountain out of clay, you will learn something by making it erupt.
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    How to Make a Lava Lamp

    How to Make a Lava Lamp
    Lava Lamp.
    Watch this video and learn how easy it is to make your own lava lamp.
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    How to Make a Paper Mache Volcano
    Paper Mache Volcano.
    Follow these directions and discover how easy it is to make an erupting volcano using paper mache.
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    Leaf Prints
    Leaf Prints.
    Making prints is a fun way to study the shape and texture of different leaves from a variety of trees.
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    Make Your Own Fossils
    Make Your Own Fossils.
    While it takes hundreds of years to make fossils, learn how you can make fun fossil prints using these instructions.
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    Rainbow Stew Science Project
    Rainbow Stew Project.
    Not only is it fun mixing up a batch of this goop to play with, it is educational.
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    Shirt Sleeve Windsock

    Shirt Sleeve Windsock Science Project
    Shirt Sleeve Windsock.
    Learn more about wind and the weather by making your own windsocks.
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    Treasure Stone Science Project
    It is fun experimenting with the different textures that go into making these stones along finding treasures to put in them.