Second Grade Science Activities and Experiments

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Design Challenge: Glowing Bouncy Egg
Design Challenge: Glowing Bouncy Egg
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Design Challenge: Glowing Bouncy Egg
In this activity, your child will transform an egg into a glowing, bouncy "ball" that they can play with.
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Design Challenge: Creating a Cup Tower
Design Challenge: Creating a Cup Tower
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Design Challenge: Creating a Cup Tower
In this activity, your child will be challenged to make a tower using paper cups.
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Design Challenge: Letters of the Alphabet
Design Challenge: Letters of the Alphabet
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Design Challenge: Letters of the Alphabet
Reinforce your child’s understanding of the alphabet by helping them construct all of the letters using pipe cleaners.
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Design Challenge: Building a Bridge
Design Challenge: Building a Bridge
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Design Challenge: Building a Bridge
In this exciting and empowering challenge, your child will construct a bridge using marshmallows and toothpicks!
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Design Challenge: Making a Catapult
Design Challenge: Making a Catapult
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Design Challenge: Making a Catapult
In this activity, your child will be challenged to use three simple materials to create a launcher for an action figure or small toy.
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Make an Exploding Pumpkin
Make an Exploding Pumpkin
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Make an Exploding Pumpkin
Learn all about cause and effect as your child experiments with an exploding pumpkin in this engaging fall activity! Get the whole family involved with this simple science experiment that is a fun and exciting way to combine Halloween and science.
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Design Challenge: Gumdrop Structures
Design Challenge: Gumdrop Structures
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Design Challenge: Gumdrop Structures
In this fun design challenge, your child will get creative with making structures out of toothpicks and gumdrop candies.
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Learning Why and How to Compost
Learning Why and How to Compost
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Learning Why and How to Compost
Children will learn why and how to compost as they help with the process of filling their compost, turning it, and observing the changes that occur.
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Chair Design Challenge
Chair Design Challenge
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Chair Design Challenge
In this activity, your student will be invited to build a chair out of building blocks that is designed to meet the specific size and shape of a small doll or toy figure.
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Robot Obstacle Course
Robot Obstacle Course
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Robot Obstacle Course
This activity challenges students to use computational thinking as they create a sequence of commands that will make a robot navigate around several obstacles.
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Design Challenge: Marble Labyrinths
Design Challenge: Marble Labyrinths
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Design Challenge: Marble Labyrinths
In this activity your child will create their very own marble maze!
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Design Challenge: Creating Animal Habitats
Design Challenge: Creating Animal Habitats
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Design Challenge: Creating Animal Habitats
In this design thinking activity, your child will choose an animal to research, learn about the animal’s habitat, and then replicate the animal's habitat using household items.
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Building Brick Challenge: Build a Boat
Building Brick Challenge: Build a Boat
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Building Brick Challenge: Build a Boat
Develop your child's mathematical and engineering skills with this fun building brick challenge. In this activity, your learner will be challenged to create a boat out of building bricks. 
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Design Your Own Planet
Design Your Own Planet
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Design Your Own Planet
In this activity, children will let their imagination run wild as they design and build a new planet in the solar system.
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Halloween STEM Building Challenge
Halloween STEM Building Challenge
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Halloween STEM Building Challenge
The possibilities are endless with this fun Halloween-themed STEM activity! With simple supplies, your child will experiment, adapt, and use their creativity while they build structures using different specifications.
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Reuse Markers to Create Liquid Watercolors
Reuse Markers to Create Liquid Watercolors
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Reuse Markers to Create Liquid Watercolors
Teach children how to upcycle dried-out markers with this homemade paint-making activity!
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Build a Tunnel
Build a Tunnel
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Build a Tunnel
In this science and engineering activity, children will explore types of tunnels and their purposes and then design and build a tunnel of their own.
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Building Brick Challenge: Build a Tall Tower
Building Brick Challenge: Build a Tall Tower
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Building Brick Challenge: Build a Tall Tower
In this activity, your child will be challenged to build a tall tower out of building bricks! The instructions include questions prompts to guide students through the design challenge.
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Rock Candy Science
Rock Candy Science
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Rock Candy Science
The next time you've got a restless second grade earth scientist on your hands, use this experiment to demonstrate crystals and make a tasty treat, too!
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Build a Toad Abode
Build a Toad Abode
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Build a Toad Abode
Creating a home for a toad is an easy and fun project for kids. Here's how to make your very own toad abode.
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Plant Pets
Plant Pets
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Plant Pets
Bring the fun of gardening indoors! By stuffing a simple pair of pantyhose with a few grass seeds on top, your child can grow her very own plant pet.
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Make a Fistful of Slime!
Make a Fistful of Slime!
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Make a Fistful of Slime!
Get your hands on a concoction that breaks the rules about what's a solid and what's a liquid.
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Create a Fossil!
Create a Fossil!
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Create a Fossil!
This activity works well with a group or just with a parent and child, and it can make a great party game since it's both fun and inexpensive.
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Learn Where Wind Comes From
Learn Where Wind Comes From
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Learn Where Wind Comes From
Does your child always demand to know why the sky is blue, how the sun moves across the sky, or where wind comes from?
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Blow It Out!
Blow It Out!
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Blow It Out!
Air invisible; it doesn't make sounds; you can't pick it up and throw it. So how do we know it exists? Help your second grade scientist figure it out.
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Second Grade Science Activities and Experiments

Young students who play with the Education.com second grade science activities below may find science magical, but these activities also incorporate many valuable biology, chemistry, and physics lessons. From studying the states of matter to learning the many uses of electricity to building and maintaining an ecosystem within a terrarium, students can use these second grade science activities to build a strong foundation in the sciences.