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Spring Science Experiments

17 activities to explore the science of spring

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Invite your kids to explore the science of springtime with these hands-on experiments about nature, the weather, and more!
16 Spring Science Experiments
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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Has your child ever wondered how clouds hold water? Here’s a weather experiment that explores the science of precipitation.

16. Sprout House

Check in each day to observe the changes that take place over time with this “on-growing” science experiment.

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.

This experiment doubles as an art project that encourages your little scientist to explore separating color mixtures.