Do you want to get your kids started with simple science activities? Not sure where to begin? Do you need some new ideas? We have you covered with our kids science experiments checklists. Below you will find lists of all the materials, supplies, and books to have on hand for a great science experience! We even have a fun science summer camp planned for you!
KIDS SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS CHECKLISTS
WHY SCIENCE FOR YOUNG KIDS?
Kids are curious creatures. Science experiments, even very simple experiments fuel kid’s 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! Many experiments can also increase practical life and fine motor skills not to mention math and literacy skills.
SIMPLE MATERIALS. SIMPLE INGREDIENTS. SIMPLE SCIENCE IDEAS
These are many common ingredients in a typical household. I bet you have many of these items in your kitchen cupboards right now. This is why introducing simple science experiments to young children is so easy and fun. Kitchen science! Take a look at the lists below to get started. Also I have included a great book list and some of the products we love (affiliate links)! These kids science experiments checklists are everything you need! Pull out a pad of paper and pen and start making your list today or click on the image to print!
Here’s a list of simple 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. Make a discovery kit! I always keep them accessible for him to grab whenever!
Take a look at the science experiments checklists. Pick a few simple ideas to get started. Often, we repeat similar experiments with slight variations or themes. Choose appropriate activities that allow your child to explore naturally like this beginner baking soda science idea or water absorption play. Having to constantly wait for your direction and assistance can hinder interest and curiosity.
We love to look through science books and read about new things. Bring a book to life with a hands on science experiment to go along with what you are reading! Sometimes a visual presentation beforehand is helpful. Add books to your science experiments checklists for even more learning fun!
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WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT GETTING STARTED WITH STEM?
This post gives a good introduction and has some great ideas to try!