Simple, easy, cheap experiments and science fair projects you can do in your home school using the scientific method.
Science Experiment Report For Kids
A guide to planning my experiment, thinking about what I’ll learn from it, reporting what I observed and what I learned from doing the experiment.
Written by a preschool teacher who specializes in early childhood science, these easy-to-do ideas are fun ways for you and your kids to learn simple science concepts. Each activity extends the science ideas of each PEEP and the Big Wide World story.
This site is an ever growing warehouse of the kinds of projects some of the more demented of us tried as young people, collecting in one place many of the classic, simple science projects that have become part of the collective lore of amateur science.
Dancing Raisin’s Science Project
Kid bored out of his gourd? Add a little snap, crackle, pop to his dull afternoon with water, baking soda, white vinegar and raisins in this kitchen chemistry experiment.
Join in with real kids doing their own science investigations of their favorite activities. A PBS series with programs and experiments outlined here.
Daphne The Science Guinea Pig
If you have a Science question you can Ask Daphne! Daphne is known for her creativity and resources! If she can’t find an answer she’ll tell you that, but when she does, she’ll supply the resource, (if possible) as well.
The articles and podcasts are by scientists and cover interesting and varied topics. In general the articles are suited for around 8 and up and the podcasts for 12 and up.
Exploratorium Science Snacks
Dozens of science “exhibits” you can create right in your own home.
Cool cartoons that will have you experimenting with food, light, sound, clothes, and a whole lot more! Hundreds of cartoon experiments from cartoonist, broadcaster and engineer Tim Hunkin.
Interactive Online Exhibitions
From the Natural History Museum in England, lead you through the actual steps naturalists use to classify and identify objects found in nature.
The 24-hour exploding laboratory. Not sure what you want to learn? Try the Random Knowledge Generator!
Mad Scientist’s Laboratory
Some great experiments you can do at home to explore the strange world around us.
Magic School Bus Fun & Games
What Do You See? Riddle of the Week, pages to color, name search.
Mentos Geyser – Diet Coke Eruption
The simple experiment that became an Internet sensation. Mentos + Pop = Fun. Words cannot begin to describe the awesome eruption that is created from adding Mentos candies to a 2-liter bottle of soda. The eruption is enormous… and so is the learning if you consider the chemistry. More science experimentsfrom Steve Spangler’s favorite Science Experiments.
New York Times Learning Network
New question answered daily. Archive available for browsing.
The One Inch Square Project
Science is about testing – and about looking closely. Some scientists use microscopes to take a close look. We’re going to use a simple piece of paper.
Planet Science | Under 11s
This site has science fun for infants through 10 year olds.
Reeko’s Mad Scientist Lab
Science experiments for children of all ages. Kick off your shoes. Pull up a chair. Make yourself comfortable Oh yeah, did we mention that protective goggles are required.
Robert Krampf, The Happy Scientist
Robert Krampf offers to email you a wide variety of experiments that are unusual, safe, dramatic, cheap, and fun. His new site here provides ways to follow him on Twitter and “friend” him on Facebook.
Santa Barbara Science
We went to Brian Rich’s seminar on homeschooling science at the Home=Ed Conference. Advice and experiments.
School Science Clips
Interactive Flash science lessons for kids by age level from the BBC.
Science Activities for Children
New activities and experiments every other month that can easily be done at home. From the American Chemical Society.
Science Made Simple
Kids, learn science the easy, hands-on way. Get fun science projects & great experiments using household materials. Clear, detailed answers to your science questions.
Science Project Ideas for Kids
Janice VanCleve’s new science blog. While every child will not choose a science career, every child will benefits from mastering science skills. So let’s get started.
Make toys at home with common household materials, often in only a few minutes, that demonstrate fascinating scientific principles.
Science With Me
Animations, games, worksheets, kids science projects, e-books, e-coloring books. Some sections free to try, site membership available with adult registration.
Solar Energy Education For Kids Of All Ages
It’s never too early to start our children’s solar energy education. The experiments are sorted by appropriate age groups. These activities require parental supervision.
Supercharged Science Homeschool Science Activity Manual & Video Guide
This is a collection of easy – but really cool – science experiments, AND includes step-by-step videos that show you exactly how to do them. Plus learn the 3 keys to teaching homeschool science the easy way. Do activities like making plasma in your microwave, building an electrostatic motor, creating speakers that can play music from your ipod and more. Also, learn how as a parent you can teach science more effectively AND more easily too.
Mix hot science withyour cool ideas.
Science museums and their websites can be a gold mine for ideas for science experiments. Visit both as often as you can.
Mentors and Career Advice
Double Helix Science Club
Club members do heaps of their own cool experiments, get the chance to work with some of Australia’s leading scientists doing real research.
Schlumberger Science Lab
Scientists and engineers share their expertise with learners from around the world. It is a place dedicated to science educationa source of knowledge for teachers and students. Global in scope, and in many languages.
Science a GoGo
Invent a solution to the science problem of the month and win a silly prize. Come back regularly.