Over the many years I’ve been writing Science Sparks, autumn is always my favourite season to design themed activities for. I love the colourful leaves, dark nights and cooler weather and of course the run up to Christmas is always exciting too.
Autumn Science Experiments
Children who love creative projects are sure to enjoy making leaf people. You can investigate the best way to preserve leaves at the same time.
We love this leaf chromatography experiment from Playdough to Plato.
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.
Try some Apple bobbing. Do you know why apples float on water?
Can you model the changing seasons with LEGO?
Try some autumn themed weighing and measuring with pumpkins.
Make some leaf rubbings and think about different textures, a lovely idea from Red Ted Art.
Get messy with some Autumn goo. Can you scrunch the cornflour up into a ball? Do you know what properties of cornflour and water make it a Non-Newtonian fluid?
These lovely sensory bottles from Here Come The Girls would be great for younger children.
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.
Try these fun activities with sticks and leaves.
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.
What about trying an Autumn version of this floating art experiment from Learn with Play at home.
For more autumn science experiments see this more recent post.
Do you have any more fall science experiment or craft ideas for us?