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Science Activities, Experiments & Projects
If you are under 25 years old, please have an adult supervise your projects and experiments.
- 6 weird
- 6 weird science experiments. With just a few items nearly everyone can find at home, you can do amazing science
experiments. Get set for fun and learn a little science? Boys' Life.
- 40 experiments
- 40 Cool Science Experiments on the Web. Looking for authentic science demonstrations that will awe and inspire
your students? Look no further than YouTube. Scholastic.
- Balloon-Powered Car
- Air pressure powers a homemade racer across the floor. Steve Spangler Science.
- Battery-Operated Model Car
- With a few battery-powered cars, kids can do a lot of activities to learn about science. MathLab
- Candy Hearts
- Dissolving Candy Hearts Experiment - the most important parts of Valentine’s Day. Lemon Lime Adventures.
- Downhill Race
- Two cylinders that look the same may roll down a hill at different rates. Exploratorium Teacher Institute.
- Inclined Plane
- An inclined plane is a simple machine. It is a flat surface that is higher on one end. You can use this machine to move an object to a lower or higher place.
- Elementary exploration. Simple Machine. Lever. PDF.
- Magnetic Car
- How to make a matchbox car and then use it to test the repelling force of magnets. Discover Primary Science.
- Marble Powered Race Cars
- The goal is to design a car that will go the farthest when powered by a marble that travels down a ramp and pushes the car across a flat surface. Kids Fun Science
- Pinball Wizard
- Make a pinball machine that can shoot a marble and send it zigzagging down an obstacle course. Age Range: 6-10.
- Pop Fly
- It’s football with a twist. Invent a way to send a Ping-Pong ball flying high enough to catch it. Take
some paint stirrers, a wooden spool, and tape. Ready, set, launch!
- Ramps and Friction
- A fun way to introduce friction, ramps, and angles to kids. Pre-K Pages.
- Ramp or Inclined Plane
- Let's investigate the advantages of using an inclined plane. University of Utah
- Rubber Band Racers
- Students construct rubber band powered cars from everyday materials. TryEngineering.
- Simple Machines
- Simple machines with examples PDF.
- Tie-Dyed Milk
- Liquids like water and milk have a property known as surface tension, due to the cohesive forces of the liquid's
molecules. Cool Science.
A special thank you to Courtney Phillips and her class, Sara Collins and her class mates, Katie Vogel and Ashton for suggestion some
of the above resources. Photo courtesy Gulliver Academy