Here are 25 Classic Science Experiments you must try! Everyone’s favorite science experiments for year round science. No childhood is complete without trying a few of these fun experiments and science activities at home or at school. These classic science experiments are all pretty simple and don’t require any hard to find or expensive supplies.  Best of all, they are great fun and learning for preschoolers to elementary kids.  Come on,  let’s get started!

THE BEST SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS FOR KIDS!

Classic Science Experiments and Activities for Kids-2

WHY DO SCIENCE WITH YOUNG KIDS?

Kids are curious creatures. Science experiments, even very simple experiments fuel their curiosity for the world. Learning how to observe, talk about what they see and predict what might happen are amazing for growth in so many areas!

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Many of our science experiments can also increase fine motor skills and introduce practical life skills not to mention math, literacy, vocabulary and of course science! I consider the following science experiments for kids, classics and I would love to hear what your favorite science experiment is to do with your kids!

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25 OF THE BEST SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS FOR KIDS

BALLOON BLOW UP EXPERIMENT 

Introduce some simple chemistry, with our most popular version of the classic baking soda and vinegar reaction.  Just a few simple ingredients from the kitchen, and you have an amazing science experiment for kids at your fingertips.  Find out how you can make a balloon inflate without you blowing any air in it yourself.

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best science activity for classic science is blowing up a balloon with baking soda and vinegar

BORAX CRYSTALS

Want to know how to grow crystals with borax? Learn how to grow borax crystals overnight for a cool chemistry experiment any science enthusiast will love!

borax crystals drying on paper towels for learning how to grow borax crystals fast

BUTTER IN A JAR

Delicious homemade butter is minutes away and all you need is one simple ingredient and your own two arms!  Find out how to make your own butter in a jar with this classic chemistry experiment.

how to make butter

COLOR CHANGING SLIME

It starts out one color and ends up a different color.  Find out how to make this cool color changing slime.

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DENSITY TOWER

What happens when you add different liquids

EGG DROP PROJECT

Check out our mess free version of a classic science experiment.  This egg drop challenge is a great way to introduce younger kids to the scientific method as you test out ideas to protect your egg from cracking.

Egg Drop Project with Water Ice Nothing

EXPLODING LEMON EXPERIMENT

Watch their faces light up and their eyes widen when you test out cool chemistry! You will definitely get a positive reaction from the kiddos (pun intended). Great science is as simple as walking into the kitchen and combining simple household items.

erupting lemon volcano chemistry activity for kids

FROZEN DINOSAUR EGGS

Experimenting with what melts ice is so much fun for kids and these frozen dinosaur eggs are perfect for your dinosaur fan! Super easy to make, kids will be hatching their favorite dinosaurs in no time.  Ice melting activities make an awesome chemistry activity as well as fun sensory play.

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melting dino eggs

GREEN PENNY EXPERIMENT

Get yourself a dozen dull pennies and you can try out a double science activity with both polishing pennies and making green pennies. Either one is a fun science activity in itself but together they make a great science experiment and help kids to further understanding why green pennies and the Statue of Liberty look the way they do!

GROWING SALT CRYSTALS

Learning how to grow salt crystals is a great alternative for young kids who may still be into tasting their science activities. It also allows them to be much more hands-on and participate in the set up of the activity.  We gave our salt crystals a Easter theme here.

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HOMEMADE LAVA LAMP

Explore liquid density and chemical reactions with out homemade lava lamp.  Find out what happens when you add oil and water together.

Homemade lava lamp oil and water science experiment

HOW TO MAKE SLIME

My favorite slime recipe ever!!  Find out why slime is such an awesome chemistry activity for kids.

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HYDROGEN PEROXIDE AND YEAST EXPERIMENT

The reaction between the hydrogen peroxide and the yeast makes this awesome foam that is perfectly safe for little hands to play with and a breeze to clean up. Though this science experiment is is NOT edible!

MAGIC MILK

Watch what happens when you add ordinary dish soap to full cream milk.  Any type of chemical reaction is fun to watch and makes for great hands-on learning!  This magic milk science experiment is the perfect chemistry experiment as you are sure to have all the items for it already in your kitchen!

M&M EXPERIMENT

Why does the M&M letter float?  Find out what happens to M&Ms when you add them to water and why with this easy science experiment.


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NAKED EGG EXPERIMENT

Can you make a bouncy egg?  Discover what happens when you put a raw egg in vinegar with this classic naked egg science experiment.Naked Egg How To make Rubber Egg

PEEP CANDY SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS

Check out all the cool science experiments you can do with peeps candy!  Who would have thought!

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PLASTIC MILK

RAINBOW IN A JAR

SALT WATER DENSITY

SEASHELLS EXPERIMENT

Explore what happens when you leave seashells in vinegar with this simple chemistry experiment.  Find out what it means for the health of our oceans.

testing seashells with vinegar

SEED GERMINATION EXPERIMENT

SKITTLES EXPERIMENT

plates with skittles of varying levels of stratification

SUGAR CRYSTAL EXPERIMENT

Simple to grow and taste-safe, this sugar crystals experiment is easier for younger kids, but you can also try growing borax crystals for older kids too.

colored sugar water with strings in them on counter

AWESOME SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS FOR KIDS!

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6 Comments

  1. Your link to growing crystals opens the static electricity page. Love your list of science experiments. Thank you for putting these together.

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