- make a weather station, No Time for Flashcards has an example, and start observing the weather. While your thinking about the weather, you might also like to make a rain gauge, Global Garden shows you how to make an easy one.
- sort stuff as described at Spaghetti Box Kids (while your there look at the other Kid’s Science activities).
- create some discovery bottles. There are plenty of ideas at teachers.net and Hummingbird Educational Resources to get you started. I like these because once they are made they are a non-messy, adult-free way for your child to keep coming back to science concepts.
- make oobleck. It uses only cornflour, water and food colouring and has some interesting scientific properties. Okay, this is not simple if you count cleaning up the mess!
- try the rainbow in a bag colour mixing experiments described at The Artful Parent
August 20, 2009
5 simple science projects to try at home