Second Grade Science Activities and Experiments

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Build a Terrarium
Build a Terrarium
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Build a Terrarium
Create a mini plant habitat with your kid to help teach him what it takes to make an ecosystem work.
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Craft a Butterfly and Chrysalis
Craft a Butterfly and Chrysalis
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Craft a Butterfly and Chrysalis
This second grade arts and crafts activity is all about caterpillars emerging from their cocoons as butterflies.
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Bottle Race Car
Bottle Race Car
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Bottle Race Car
Your second grader will love this simple soda bottle race car activity. Make a ramp and customize your car for an entertaining way to learn scientific concepts.
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Autumn Sketchbook
Autumn Sketchbook
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Autumn Sketchbook
This will encourage your child to utilize their observation skills, develop aesthetic awareness, build artistic drawing abilities and learn about the seasons.
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Endangered Animals Game
Endangered Animals Game
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Endangered Animals Game
Introduce your child to the importance of preserving the world's biodiversity by turning a lesson on endangered species into a fun game for the whole family.
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Chart the Phases of the Moon with Marshmallows
Chart the Phases of the Moon with Marshmallows
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Chart the Phases of the Moon with Marshmallows
Help your second grader observe the phases of the moon, and then let the fun loose: he'll get to chart his observations with marshmallows!
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See Seeds Come to Life!
See Seeds Come to Life!
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See Seeds Come to Life!
Try this fun and simple activity to help nurture your child's observation skills and nourish a growing love of science!
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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Roasting pumpkin seeds makes for a great Halloween activity, and a healthy snack!
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Candy Corn Science
Candy Corn Science
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Candy Corn Science
Young scientists develop a hypothesis, conduct an experiment, and then revise their hypothesis to find out which common household liquids dissolve candy corn.
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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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Candy Corn Balance
Candy Corn Balance
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Candy Corn Balance
In this activity, young learners will make a balance using a plastic hanger and weigh a variety of small objects using candy corn.
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Magic Soap Experiment
Magic Soap Experiment
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Magic Soap Experiment
Your child will do a fun science experiment using soap and pepper flakes to help understand the concepts of water molecules and the surface tension of water.
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Backyard Astronomy
Backyard Astronomy
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Backyard Astronomy
Enjoy those warm spring and summer nights with your child while teaching some basic astronomy at the same time.
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Butterfly Life Cycle
Butterfly Life Cycle
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Butterfly Life Cycle
The concept of metamorphosis is fascinating to children of all ages. Help your child's creativity take flight as she makes her very own butterfly life cycle.
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How to Press Flowers
How to Press Flowers
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How to Press Flowers
April showers may bring May flowers, but your child can preserve the beauty of spring's bounty all year long with this simple craft project!
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Using a Compass
Using a Compass
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Using a Compass
Here is a hands-on activity to help third graders understand the four points of a compass...and how we use them to get around.
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Different Types of Rocks
Different Types of Rocks
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Different Types of Rocks
The rock cycle will come alive for your child when he uses broken crayons to create the three basic rock types.
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Indoor Gardening with Kitchen Waste
Indoor Gardening with Kitchen Waste
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Indoor Gardening with Kitchen Waste
Grow a garden with an environmentally-friendly twist by using plant scraps that usually get thrown away.
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Experiment with Sudsy Lemon Science
Experiment with Sudsy Lemon Science
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Experiment with Sudsy Lemon Science
Magic, science, or household cleanser? Let your second grader decide with this practical, nontoxic chemistry experiment with acids and bases.
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Construct a Weather Spinner
Construct a Weather Spinner
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Construct a Weather Spinner
This weather spinner will improve observation skills by encouraging children to examine and track weather details and patterns.
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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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Do Plants Breathe?
Do Plants Breathe?
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Do Plants Breathe?
Do plants breathe? Not exactly. They do respire though! This activity will help your child with see that plants are producing the oxygen we need to survive.
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Halloween Potions
Halloween Potions
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Halloween Potions
Children will learn all about cause and effect as they experiment with potion-making in this Halloween themed activity.
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Beautiful Bubble Iridescence
Beautiful Bubble Iridescence
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Beautiful Bubble Iridescence
Your child might have noticed how bubbles quickly lose their colors and pop. Check out this creative way to make those bubbles last longer.
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Corn Maze STEM Challenge
Corn Maze STEM Challenge
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Corn Maze STEM Challenge
Learn all about balance and motion as your child designs a corn maze!
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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.