1. Build a Butterfly Haven
Did you know that butterflies “puddle” in damp spots? They’re searching for minerals they need to be healthy, such as salt. After your kids make this butterfly haven in your backyard, gather the whole family to sit and watch what happens.
2. Settle Down, Soil
Use the powers of observation to examine what’s in your soil. Kids of all ages will “dig” this simple experiment.
3. How Do Ducks Stay Dry?
Demonstrate how oil acts as a repellant to keep ducks warm. All you’ll need is a few items from around the house!
4. Create A Dam
This hands-on activity reveals the secrets to building like a beaver.
5. Make a Rain Meter
A great mix of science and discovery goes into making this meter, which your budding ecologist can use to track rainfall.
6. Human Sundial
Here’s an interactive way to learn about how shadows move as the Earth rotates.
7. Colorful Flower Experiment
Show the little ones how flowers absorb nutrients through their stems. They won’t believe the petals changing colors right before their eyes!
8. Observing Plant Growth With Bulbs
Planting a bulb in a clear cup helps kids learn about the science behind how plants thrive.
9. Water Cycle In A Bag
Spring is full of showers! This is the perfect activity to teach your curious kid about where raindrops come from and where they go.
10. Rainbow Jar
This colorful and mesmerizing experiment introduces your kids to the concept of density.
11. Botany For Kids
Learn the ins and outs of the parts of a plant with this “dissection” activity.
12. Nest Building
Hard work goes into building a home for our feathered friends. Have the kids gather materials and assemble their very own nest!
13. Worm Observation
Watch the worms wiggle, dig tunnels, and explore in a giant dirt tower.
14. Rain Cloud in a Jar
Has your child ever wondered how clouds hold water? Here’s a weather experiment that explores the science of precipitation.
15. Why Do Birds Fly in a “V”?
Spring is full of new beginnings that can spark all sorts of curiosity for the younger ones. This activity will help them discover why birds migrate in a pattern.
16. Sprout House
Check in each day to observe the changes that take place over time with this “on-growing” science experiment.
17. Chromatography Butterflies
This experiment doubles as an art project that encourages your little scientist to explore separating color mixtures.