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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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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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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Marbled Paper
Marbled Paper
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Marbled Paper
This fun marbled paper craft uses things you're likely to have around your house, and it teaches kids some simple chemistry too!
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Bird Songs
Bird Songs
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Bird Songs
Before Twitter, birds were the ones tweeting, not humans. Have your child discover the magical sounds of nature while recording birds around his neighborhood!
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How to Make Geodes
How to Make Geodes
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How to Make Geodes
Is your little scientist up for a rocky challenge? Let them make their own geode rocks using eggs and epsom salts!
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Button Launcher
Button Launcher
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Button Launcher
Ready for takeoff! Make science fun and teach about levers and fulcrums as your child sends buttons flying.
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Fizzy Water
Fizzy Water
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Fizzy Water
Here's a fun science experiment that's refreshingly tasty too! Turn regular water into a tasty treat perfect for consuming on a hot day.
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Wooden Shoe Craft
Wooden Shoe Craft
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Wooden Shoe Craft
Transform your uncomfortable wooden shoes into charming mini planters!
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Vegetable Scherenschnitte
Vegetable Scherenschnitte
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Vegetable Scherenschnitte
Using scherenschnitte, your science-savvy second grader will be able to create and display each part of a vegetable!
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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.