Over the many years I’ve been writing Science Sparks, Autumn has always been my favourite season to design themed activities for. I love the colourful leaves, dark nights, cooler weather and of course the run up to Christmas is always exciting too! This collection of fall science experiments and activities makes me smile every time I read it and hopefully has something to excite kids ( and adults ) of all ages.
Fall Science Experiments for Kids
First up is this lovely leaf chromatography experiment from Playdough to Plato.
Fall Kitchen Science Experiments
Make spiced apple cider and learn about filtering at the same time.
Try some apple bobbing. Do you know why apples float on water?
Fall Sensory Science Activities
Get creative indoors or out with some lovely autumn themed ice. You could try adding a little salt ( be careful as this makes the ice feel much colder ) to melt it faster or use a pipette to drop warm water over the surface.
Use leaves to make prints in play dough.
Get messy with some Autumn gloop. Can you scrunch the cornflour up into a ball? Do you know which properties of cornflour and water make it a Non-Newtonian fluid?
Have some sensory fun with blackberry playdough, from Rainy Day Mum.
We love this beautiful autumn sensory table from The Imagination Tree.
Have some more sensory fun and explore colour mixing with this beautiful shaving cream autumn leaf marbling activity, also from The Imagination Tree.
More activity ideas for autumn
Can you model the changing seasons with LEGO?
Try some autumn themed weighing and measuring with pumpkins.
Find out how much water vapour is released by a leaf from Enchanted Homeschooling Mom.
Have some fun in the forest estimating the height of trees.
Science crafts for autumn
Make some leaf rubbings and think about different textures, a lovely idea from Red Ted Art.
Try these fun activities with sticks and leaves.
What about trying an Autumn version of this floating art experiment from Learn with Play at home.
Activity ideas for Halloween
I’ve also got a fun collection of ideas for outdoor science in the forest you might like.
Do you have any more fall science experiment or craft ideas for us?