First Grade Science Activities and Experiments

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Take the Paper Plate Snack Test!
Take the Paper Plate Snack Test!
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Take the Paper Plate Snack Test!
Take this "paper plate snack test" with your child for a hands-on lesson in making healthier choices to teach your child about what's in his food.
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Create Changing Leaves Scratch Art
Create Changing Leaves Scratch Art
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Create Changing Leaves Scratch Art
Study science with your first grader in this arts and crafts activity that models the reason why fall leaves change color with some paint and crayons.
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Making Measurements: How Big is Your Hand?
Making Measurements: How Big is Your Hand?
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Making Measurements: How Big is Your Hand?
Here's a fun math and science activity: help your child explore four different kinds of measurement, using their hand and a few simple household tools.
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Gluep: Solid or Liquid?
Gluep: Solid or Liquid?
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Gluep: Solid or Liquid?
Explore solids and liquids with your young scientist by making gluep, a goopy substance that can behave like both a solid and a liquid!
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Sinking Ships for Science
Sinking Ships for Science
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Sinking Ships for Science
Explore the scientific concept of capacity by seeing how many pennies you boat can hold before it sinks!
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Dancing Raisins
Dancing Raisins
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Dancing Raisins
First grade science often covers solids, liquids, and gases. This silly science explores serious facts about the difference between all three.
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See-Through Egg Science
See-Through Egg Science
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See-Through Egg Science
This science exploration lets your first grader see how eggs can provide a perfect environment for a living, growing creature.
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Make Window Constellations
Make Window Constellations
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Make Window Constellations
Help your first grader explore the magical world of constellations by creating these special star charts from the night sky.
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 Leaf Crown
Leaf Crown
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Leaf Crown
This fall, make a leaf crown that will encourage creative play and your child's interest in the natural world while you help them build fine motor skills.
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Get Your Head in the Clouds
Get Your Head in the Clouds
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Get Your Head in the Clouds
Get your child outside to observe the clouds, and get a fun exercise in science, writing, and arts and crafts! Here's how.
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How Much Does a Caterpillar Eat?
How Much Does a Caterpillar Eat?
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How Much Does a Caterpillar Eat?
Here's an easy experiment that lets your first grader practice the scientific method, while watching a caterpillar eat.
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Spinning Science: Disappearing Color!
Spinning Science: Disappearing Color!
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Spinning Science: Disappearing Color!
Did you ever think you could make colors disappear right before your eyes? This science experiment is just like a magic trick: now you see it, now you don't!
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Make a Butterfly Habitat
Make a Butterfly Habitat
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Make a Butterfly Habitat
Create a habitat for a butterfly right in your own backyard, and build your first grader's science knowledge while you're at it.
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Make Your Own Ant Farm
Make Your Own Ant Farm
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Make Your Own Ant Farm
For your budding first grade scientist, all you need is some simple, natural materials to create an amazing ant farm. Here's how to get started.
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Celery and Food Coloring Experiment
Celery and Food Coloring Experiment
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Celery and Food Coloring Experiment
Here's a classic celery science experiment that uses celery and food coloring to demonstrate how plants absorb water.
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Make a Decorative Paperweight!
Make a Decorative Paperweight!
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Make a Decorative Paperweight!
Using water, corn syrup, and sequins, your child can create a unique art project while exploring what happens when different liquids are mixed together!
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Art Supply Box
Art Supply Box
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Art Supply Box
Allow your first grader to get his artwork outdoors this summer by letting him create a garden art box for his arts and crafts supplies.
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Create a Sandwich Bag Explosion!
Create a Sandwich Bag Explosion!
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Create a Sandwich Bag Explosion!
Chemistry is a blast with this backyard bomb made from a sandwich bag. All you need are ingredients from the pantry to create a satisfying, and safe, explosion.
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Building Sand Castles
Building Sand Castles
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Building Sand Castles
If your child aspires to be the next Frank Lloyd Wright, we've got some tips on building sand castles that last.
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Painting Snow
Painting Snow
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Painting Snow
In first grade, children are introduced to fractions. Here's a recipe that combines fraction practice with winter fun and lets kids actually paint the snow!
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Egg Carton Garden
Egg Carton Garden
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Egg Carton Garden
Here's a simple and fun kindergarten or first grade gardening activity: grow a miniature container garden in a paper egg carton. Great for kinesthetic learners.
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Dried Fruit vs Fresh Fruit
Dried Fruit vs Fresh Fruit
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Dried Fruit vs Fresh Fruit
Your 1st grade scientist will improve her observation skills as she's encouraged to eat healthy by comparing the dry and fresh fruit in this experiment.
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Go On a Paint Chip Picture Walk
Go On a Paint Chip Picture Walk
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Go On a Paint Chip Picture Walk
Lead your first grader on a nature walk ... with a scavenger hunt-style twist! He'll try to capture photos that correspond to paint chip colors.
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Natural Easter Egg Dyes
Natural Easter Egg Dyes
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Natural Easter Egg Dyes
Forget store-bought dyes this Easter: color your Easter eggs with natural dyes made with ingredients from your own kitchen in this 1st grade activity.
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Skeleton Hand Print
Skeleton Hand Print
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Skeleton Hand Print
Create a three-dimensional X-ray of your child's hand in this simple modeling activity. All you need to get started are black paper and drinking straws
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First Grade Science Activities and Experiments

Get your first grader excited about exploration and discovery with these first grade science experiments and activities sure to appeal to curious young minds.