Recently I wrote a post about how to teach science to young children. Truthfully, science concepts have never come easy to me. I always did well in science class if it required memorization of formulas or definitions. But when my grade depended on me thinking about how to apply those formulas and vocabulary… I was sunk!
While I don’t homeschool past preschool, I do want to use after school and weekends to foster both an interest for science and a love for it. I want them to understand it, too! That’s why I love these posts that share some great science activities for kids plus the science behind them.
Explore physics with the classic sink/float experiment — using fruit! KC Edventures has a fun experiment, a free printable, suggested reading, and tips for helping kids understand the science behind the experiment. Love!
Learn more about water pressure with this experiment from JDaniel4’s Mom.
This is a fun twist on the classic baking soda and vinegar experiment. This bursting baggies activity looks super fun, plus Buggy and Buddy have you covered with the scientific explanation.
Learn about force by creating these simple water rockets from KC Edventures.
If you’d like to learn more about planning science activities for young children, check out my recent post.
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