If you’re searching for fun science for kids, welcome to Science Sparks! We’ve got 100s of hands-on kid-friendly science experiments so you’re sure to find something to try wherever your interests lie.
The most important thing to remember is that science should be fun! Do let us know on social media what you think of our cool science experiments for kids and if you can think of any more ideas we can add to our list.
Simple Science for Kids
Most of the science experiments on Science Sparks are simple anyway, but to make it even easier I’ve written a round up post of some of the easiest experiments for kids.
I’ve also got a list of science experiments every child should do at least once with a FREE printable checklist so kids can tick the experiments off as they go along.
Chemistry Experiments for Kids
Find out what happens when you drop a mento into a just opened bottle of coke ( you’ve got to be quick before the fizz fades )
Make a film canister fly using baking soda and vinegar.
You might also like our collection of explosive science experiments.
Preschool Science Experiments
Science isn’t just for older kids, there are lots of fun science experiments even preschool age children can do.
Children can create filter paper butterflies, find out how many feet tall they are, make shadow puppets, save a soft toy from getting wet and lots more great preschool science activities.
We’ve got a fun collection of science for Early Years too!
Gravity Experiments for Kids
Make a water powered bottle rocket, defy gravity with a magnet and more fun gravity experiments.
Baking Soda Experiments
Make witchy potions, fairy potions, a baking soda powered boat, volcano and other fun baking soda experiments.
Kitchen Science Experiments
Make cornflour gloop, crunchy honeycomb, discover why pineapple stops jelly setting, clean dirty water, make a lemon sink and more exciting kitchen science experiments.
Easter Science Experiments
Make an eggshell bridge, an unbreakable egg, save Humpty Dumpty from a terrible fall and more fun Easter Science Experiments.
Great Experiments for a School Science Club
Our earthquake science experiments are great fun for any time of year. Make a seismometer, test edible foundations and build a model of the Earth.
Set up an egg drop experiment, make a scribble bot and lots more easy experiments for a school science club.
Fairy Tale Science Experiments
Make a zip wire to help Jack escape down the Beanstalk, build a new house for the Three Little Pigs and more awesome fairy tale science activities!
If you need a quick and easy STEM challenge try one of our Fairy Tale STEM Challenges with free printable instructions and sheet to complete.
Everything you need for science at home
Ideas and suggestions for materials and resources for science at home so you’re ready for almost every science experiment you want to try!
Forces and Motion Experiments
Learn about gravity, air resistance, air pressure and friction with this fun collection of experiments for learning about forces and motion.
Summer Science for Kids
Keep the kids busy all summer long with this fun collection of 50 summer science experiments.
Water Science for Kids
Make a density jar, play with oil and water and lots more fun water science experiments for kids.
Great Experiments for a Science Fair
The Best STEM Challenges and Science for Kids
We’ve got enough science challenges to keep you busy all year long! Make a giant catapult, an egg float and lots more!
If STEM is more your thing, we’ve got a great collection of easy STEM Challenges too!
Seasonal Science Experiments
We’ve got experiment for every season, with more added each year.
Make a snow volcano, paint on ice and lots more fun winter science experiments and activities.
Have a browse through our Christmas science experiments and STEM challenges.
Write secret messages, blow up a giant heart and other experiments for Valentine’s Day
Weather Science Experiments
Find out how to make a rainbow even when it’s cloudy.
Top 10 Science Experiments for Kids
This is a collection of the good old staple science experiments that everyone knows and loves. We’ve also got a printable checklist so you can tick them off as you work through,
What is Science Sparks?
Science Sparks contains 100s of free science experiments and activities for kids of all ages. Most of our experiments only require very simple materials and ingredients that you most likely already have around the house. What are you waiting for? Choose an activity, create a cool science project, try a STEM challenge and then show your friends and family what you’ve learned. We’ve also got a few science tricks that are sure to impress an audience!
Still not sure where to start? Try our list of everything you need for science at home and start with something simple. Try making a bubbly lava lamp or a craft or lollystick stick catapult and go from there. Thinking of a science question and then working through to find an answer is another great approach. We’ve got some great science questions for kids to get you started.
For children who aren’t especially interested in science, give one of our book themed science experiments a go. These are also great for younger children, as we find adding a bit of context to an activity really helps keep kids engaged.
BENEFITS OF SCIENCE FOR KIDS
Whatever the age of the child the benefits of science experiments and activities are huge. The best thing about science is that you probably already have everything you need for awesome science experiments in the kitchen or around the house.
- Encourage curiosity. Children can use science experiments and activities to find answers to questions which will probably lead to more questions and hopefully help nurture a natural curiosity and understanding about the world around them.
- Get outdoors – science is a great way to encourage children outside. Whether it’s making rockets, building water walls or just trying some sinking and floating it’s always good to be outside.
- Planning skills – science projects help develop planning and problem solving skills as well as the resilience to keep trying if something doesn’t work first time.
- Team work – science experiments are a brilliant way to encourage children to work as part of a team and for parents to spend quality time with children too!