external image file_95476.jpg Build a Popsicle Stick Bridge
If your child could design her own bridge, what would it look like? Inspire her to put on an engineer hat for the day, as she constructs her very own, double-decker bridge.
Third Grade | Science: Physical Science | Arts and Crafts: Construction & Sculpture
external image file_72129.jpg Make a Balloon Stick to the Wall Like "Magic"
Almost every adult tried the classic balloon-on-wall trick as a kid, but it never ceases to amaze little kids who see it for the first time. Try it with your kids and watch their eyes light up in wonder.
Third Grade | Science: Physical Science
external image file_72268.jpg Create a Constellation
Looking for an enjoyable evening activity you can do with your kids? Study the stars: help them learn about constellations by making one of their own.
Third Grade | Science: Physical Science
external image file_77127.jpg Experiment with Polymers
Did you know some substances can be both solid- and liquid-like? In this science activity, you and your child will experiment with an in-between state of matter: polymers! Mix borax with white glue and watch what happens!
Third Grade | Science: Physical Science
external image file_72244.jpg Design a Great Glass Xylophone!
This amusing activity incorporates music into an educational science experiment! Your child will love learning about sound waves as he makes and plays sweet-sounding melodies on his very own glass xylophone.
Third Grade | Arts and Crafts | Science: Physical Science
external image file_73286.jpg Do-It-Yourself Solar Eclipse!
Your astronomer can create a solar eclipse in just a few seconds using materials found around the house! This experiment demonstrates how a small body like the moon, can obscure the light from a much larger one, such as the sun.
Third Grade | Science: Earth Science
external image file_80432_75x75_scale.jpg Build Your Own Barometer
Can your child make his own device to measure differences in the weather? This homemade barometer allows your little scientist to contemplate and compare different air and weather conditions.
Third Grade | Science: Physical Science
external image file_79407.jpg Make Homemade Hand Sanitizer!
With new diseases appearing each day, it's important to keep your child's hands clean and germ free. Here's an activity where you and your child will make your own scented hand sanitizer to keep those nasty germs at bay!
First Grade | Second Grade | Third Grade | Kindergarten | Science: Physical Science | Science: Simple Experiments
external image file_70100.jpg The Science of Sun: Transference
This science-inspired activity encourages your child to get outdoors and explore the possibilities of the sun. You and your child will create unique photograph-style prints and learn how the sun's light can transfer images from objects to paper.
Third Grade | Fourth Grade | Science: Life Science | Arts and Crafts: Paper & Glue Crafts | Outdoor: Nature Activities | Science: Physical Science
external image file_69854.jpg Make Spider Web Art!
Explore the fascinating, webby world of spiders by collecting webs from around your house and taking a closer look!
Third Grade | Arts and Crafts | Science: Life Science
external image file_80786.jpg Design a Floating Cork Boat
Here's a great activity that uses corks and toothpicks to create a fleet of floating boats. Which design makes for the most seaworthy vessel?
Third Grade | Science: Physical Science
external image file_57872.jpg Grow Salt Crystals!
Crystals are a very special structure. In this activity, your child will learn how to grow salt crystals.
Third Grade | Science: Earth Science
external image file_56207.jpg Balloon Air Pressure Magic
Warning all grownups: get your sense of humor ready for this science experiment, which demonstrates fundamental physics of air pressure.
Third Grade | Science: Physical Science
external image file_53159.jpg Make Rose Petal Beads
Who knew that you could make beads out of rose petals? Crushing the rose petals releases their sweet essence, and can transform them into beautiful beads!
Third Grade | Arts and Crafts | Science: Physical Science
external image file_45003.jpg Make Homemade Glue!
Have you ever run out of glue right when you need it? Let your third grader come to the rescue! This surprisingly good glue recipe comes from common kitchen items.
Third Grade | Science: Physical Science | Arts and Crafts: Recycled Crafts
external image file_42931.jpg What Doesn't Belong? A Categorization Game
In this outdoor activity you and your child will have fun hunting for objects that have something in common and choosing one that doesn’t belong in the group. The object of the game is to have the other person figure out what item doesn’t quite fit. Your child will have so much fun ...
Third Grade | Math: Probability & Data | Science: Life Science | Outdoor: Nature Activities
external image file_39937.jpg Make a Water Magnifier!
Here's an interesting activity that will enable your child to make their own magnifier out of a drop of water!
Third Grade | Science: Physical Science
external image file_20684.jpg Make Your Own Cloud!
As they say, a picture's worth a thousand words. Rather than tell your kids how clouds are formed when warm and cold air meet, show them.
Third Grade | Science: Earth Science
external image file_27220.jpg An Out of This World Solar System Project
The process of creating this scale model will stick with your child... into infinity!
Third Grade | Science: Earth Science
external image file_20437.jpg Explore the Phases of the Moon
Try this activity to see how the Moon's phases really work!
Third Grade | Science: Earth Science
external image file_22529.jpg Pop Bottle Science
Teach your kids about entropy with this fun, easy exercise, and teach your money to dance while you're at it!
Third Grade | Science: Physical Science
external image activity.topic.science.jpg Make a Paper HelicopterMake your own helicopter using a paper clip and a sheet of paper. Hold the spinner up in the air, let it go, and watch it spin gracefully to the ground.
Third Grade | Science: Physical Science | Arts and Crafts: Paper & Glue Crafts