Scientific materials or science experiment tools are a must for every budding scientist! If you want to get your kids started with simple science experiments then you are going to need a few basic science tools to get started. Even more important than an eye dropper or magnifying glass is the tool built into every kiddo… the curiosity tool! Let’s check out some great science tools you can add to your kit as well.
SCIENCE TOOLS FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES
WHY SCIENCE FOR YOUNG KIDS?
Kids are curious creatures. Science experiments, even very simple experiments fuel kids’ curiosity about the world. Learning how to observe, talk about what they see, and predict what might happen is amazing for growth in so many areas!
Many science experiments can also increase practical life and fine motor skills not to mention math and literacy skills.
Want to learn all about scientists? Start here with this easy-to-do project.
Introducing simple science experiments to young children is so easy and fun as well as budget-friendly. These are many common ingredients in a typical household. I bet you have many of these items in your kitchen cupboards right now.
WHAT ARE COMMON SCIENCE TOOLS FOR KIDS?
Science tools or scientific instruments are invaluable to all types of scientists. In order to perform accurate experiments and demonstrations, scientists need to use basic science tools.
These materials help to take measurements, observe what is happening, and record specific data. Often times, these science tools can help scientists see things that they could not see otherwise!
Below you will find a list of common science tools for introducing science. Practicing with eye droppers and tongs is great for so many skills!
A few special science tools will make it fun and exciting for your child! We love eye droppers, test tubes, beakers, and magnifying glasses.
BEST SCIENCE TOOLS
We have used many different types of science tools or scientific instruments over the past 10 years! Start simple and big with a Learning Resources introductory kit for younger kiddos.
Always make sure to have dollar store measuring cups and spoons on hand. Our printable materials list and display cards below will help you get started.
Take a look through some of my top picks for science tools to use with young kids as well as some choices for older kiddos.
Have fun with your science tools and try to avoid glass beakers and flasks until your kids are older. Science can get slippery too (even for adults)!
CHOOSE A CLASSIC SCIENCE EXPERIMENT TO GET STARTED
Take a look at the science experiments checklists. Give it a go…pick a few simple experiments to get started. Often, we repeat similar experiments with slight variations or themes for the holiday or season.
Choose appropriate science activities that allow your child to explore easily themselves like this beginner baking soda science idea. Having to constantly wait for adult direction and assistance can hinder interest and curiosity.
DID YOU KNOW? There are so many fantastic and classic science experiments you can do right out of your kitchen cupboard or pantry! We call this kitchen science even though you can easily bring it into the classroom as well. Kitchen science is budget-friendly, so it makes experimenting accessible for all kids.
READ MORE: Want to stock your pantry or build a homemade science kit? Check out our mega DIY science kit ideas.
EASY SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS TO TRY
- Magic Milk
- Salt Water Density
- Rubber Egg or Bouncing Egg
- Lemon Volcano
- Lava Lamp
- Walking Water
- Sink or Float
- Inflating Balloon
CHECK OUT THESE BONUS SCIENCE RESOURCES
You can extend the learning with a variety of additional resources even for your youngest scientist! There’s no time like the present to learn how to talk like a scientist, learn the best science practices, and read a few science-themed books!
- Science Vocabulary
- Science Books for Kids
- Best Science Practices
- Scientific Method
- Science Fair Projects