CD Spinning Top Craft and Science Project for Kids

Make your own spinning tops with an old CD and a marble. This easy craft for kids also serves as a wonderful hands-on science project. Children will have the opportunity to explore physics through play in this simple STEM or STEAM activity. Be sure to check out all the ways to extend this science activity […]

STEM Challenge for Kids: Build a Shelter from the Sun and Test it with UV-Sensitive Beads

In this fun STEM activity for kids, children will design and build a structure to protect an animal craft (made from UV-senstive beads) from the sun. If the beaded animal changes color, students know the shelter did not work and have the opportunity to make improvements. This design challenge is a wonderful hands-on science and […]

Science for Kids: How to Make a Kaleidoscope

Learn how to make a kaleidoscope in this fun STEM/science activity for kids. It’s such a fun way to explore light, reflections, and symmetry! Follow our Science for Kids Pinterest board!     Last week I made these super fun kaleidoscopes with my after school science class (which is composed of 1st and 2nd graders). […]

Children’s Books about the Water Cycle

The water cycle is a common science topic for students in a variety of grade levels (especially in states teaching the NGSS- Next Generation Science Standards). Here’s a collection of some of our favorite books about the water cycle. You’ll find books for preschool and on up! Follow our Science for Kids Pinterest board!     Children of […]

Gardening with Kids: Planting Seeds with Free Printable

Gardening with kids is one of my favorite activities to do year round! In the cold winter months you can even start seeds indoors. Children can then observe changes as the seeds begin to sprout and grow over time and record their observations on the free printable recording sheet! NGSS: Disciplinary Core Idea LS1.C Follow our Outdoor […]

Science for Kids: Observing Plant Growth Using Bulbs

One of our favorite science activities for kids is observing plant growth. In this science experiment for kids, children will be forcing bulbs into bloom and observing the changes that take place over time. This science exploration allows students the opportunity to observe parts of the plant up close and monitor its growth on a free […]

STEM for Kids: Create a Homemade Marble Run

Our latest STEM activity for kids is all about physics! You’ll be creating a homemade marble run and exploring what happens to the marble as you make changes to the track. (It’s similar to how a roller coaster works!) This activity correlates with Next Generation Science Standards Kindergarten: NGSS K-PS2-2) Follow our Science for Kids Pinterest board!   Whenever […]