Summer is the perfect time to try student-led, textbook free learning! Experiment with the great outdoors with these 15+ outdoor science experiments.
Instead of frying an egg on the cement on a hot day, try making s’mores with this solar oven!
Learn about dirt, soil, and how plants grow with sediment jars!
Try this twist on an exploding volcano; this time with a watermelon! Plus, it only requires three basic household ingredients!
With homemade sidewalk chalk, create rockets that can explode!
Mentos and Diet Coke is a simple and fun exploding science experiment! There is almost no prep involved, and it’s great for kids with a short attention span.
Grab a copper wire and create a battery to light up an LED light..out of dirt! You can also try this lemon battery experiment.
Grab some food coloring to change the color of flowers, with this fun experiment. This experiment takes a few days of mostly waiting, but the results are so pretty!
With a balloon and some basic household experiments, create a balloon rocket! This experiment is for younger children, but has some easy variations for older kids.
Before clocks were invented, people could tell the time from the sun. On a sunny day, go outside and create a human sundial! All you’ll need is some sidewalk chalk and a tape measure
For a hot day, try this fun leak proof bag experiment, with pencils!
With a simple plastic container, create a butterfly feeder!
Create ice volcanoes with only four simple ingredients for a bright and colorful outdoor science experiment!
Test rocks to see if they are limestone with this fun experiment! Limestone rocks are typically found around creek beds, beaches, or other wet areas.
Combine science with homemaking, and learn how to compost with this guide, that walks you through why certain things can be composted, and why certain things can not be.
Baking soda and vinegar can be used for just about everything. Now, power a boat with baking soda and vinegar! As an extra bonus, it doesn’t cost much to make.
Combine Pop Rocks and soda in this fun science experiment for kids! Kids will love their bright colors!
Bubbles are a no fail experiment for all ages. Try these bubble snakes, made with a sock and a water bottle!