Some of our most enjoyed science experiments and STEM activities have also been the simplest ones. If you have wanted to get into doing more science with your kids whether at home or in a group setting, these simple science experiments are right for you! Easy science activities for holidays, seasons, and special days too! We believe science experiments for kids should be accessible for every kid!

THE BEST SIMPLE SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS FOR KIDS

Simple science experiments for kids at home

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When it comes to science experiment setup for kids, my motto is the simpler the better especially if you are on a budget! Let’s check out how you can set up simple science experiments with materials you already have or can source cheaply.

If you want to provide fun weekly STEM activities for your kids, you will want to keep these ideas handy. Packed with hands-on learning, these simple science experiments will be a big hit and make a great springboard for future science activities.

The best science experiments are also the simplest ones…

Here’s a message from a reader who I bet may be asking the same question you have in your head…

My kids love to do experiments however I struggle to find ones that are easy to set up and where I feel like they learn from them. I feel like I find experiments that look cool and fun and they end up being difficult to set up (in that I don’t have the materials already in the house) and then we either never get to it or they lose interest.”

These simple science experiments and activities below use easy to find supplies, are inexpensive, and are all about hands-on learning time. Plus they allow room for observation and experimentation which are the cornerstones for developing a scientific mindset!

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You can help kids develop the ability to ask questions, test theories, and problem solve results with any of these simple science experiments and activities.

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ALL KIDS CAN BE A SCIENTIST!

So what exactly is a scientist and how can you encourage your kids to be good scientists without a whole lot of effort, fancy equipment, or too difficult activities that create confusion rather than curiosity.

A scientist is a person who seeks to acquire knowledge about the natural world. Guess what? Kids do that naturally because they are still learning and exploring the world around them. All that exploring brings up a lot of questions!

A good scientist asks questions as they explore the natural world. Understanding is gained through all of these questions, explorations, and discoveries! Let’s help them with fun science activities that really spark their inner scientist.

Keep these best science practices in mind:

  • Ask questions
  • Develop and use models
  • Plan and carry out investigations
  • Analyze and interpret data
  • Use math and computational thinking
  • Construct explanations
  • Engage in arguments from evidence
  • Obtain, evaluate and communicate information

WHAT SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS CAN I DO AT HOME?

Of course, a well-stocked pantry is truly helpful in setting up easy science experiments, it doesn’t have to be big-budget stuff. In fact, we skip the pre-made science kits in our house in favor of filling our shelves with items from the dollar store and grocery store.

Check out these ideas for easy science supplies:

SIMPLE SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS FOR KIDS

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BLOWING UP A BALLOON

Do you know how balloons are usually blown up? Of course, you do, we blow them up with our lungs! Well here you can blow up a balloon with baking soda and vinegar.  

BUTTER IN A JAR

Making butter can’t be beat for easy, quick, and tasty science with a little elbow grease! Get a group together for this one and get shaking!

Butter Battle Homemade Butter Science Activities and Dr. Seuss Science

DANCING CORN

One of our simple science experiments is a bit like magic, and it’s called dancing corn!  We also did a similar experiment with cranberries and small candies.

DROPS OF WATER ON A PENNY

How many drops of water fit on a penny? A super simple science experiment that explores surface tension of water.  

EGG IN VINEGAR SCIENCE EXPERIMENT

Make a naked egg or bouncy egg. Can it bounce? What happens to the shell? Does light pass through it? So many questions and one simple science experiment using everyday supplies. 

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FIZZING REACTIONS

Kids love chemical reactions and we have a whole collection of simple science experiments that fizz.  

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HOMEMADE LAVA LAMP

A homemade lava lamp is a DIY version of the popular lamp you plug into the wall, but you can explore a few neat science concepts while you make it! Combining both physics and chemistry is easy to do with this simple science experiment.

ICECREAM IN A BAG

Have you ever tried this awesome edible ice cream science experiment? This homemade ice cream in a bag recipe is chilly chemistry for kids you can eat! 

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AMAZING yummy science with homemade ice cream! Have you ever tried this edible science experiment? Whether you make it outside in the summer or inside in the winter, make sure you have a pair of warm gloves ready. This homemade science activity get pretty darn chilly.  Enjoy easy science experiments and STEM activities all year round.

MAGIC MILK EXPERIMENT

This classic science activity is bursting with color, but what makes this happen? Explore simple chemistry including molecules and reactions.

POPSICLE STICK CATAPULT

Science is fun with a DIY catapult made from everyday items. Explore potential and kinetic energy as well as Newton’s 3 laws of motion through play!

DIY popsicle stick catapult Inexpensive STEM activity

SALTWATER DENSITY EXPERIMENT

Learn about the differences between saltwater and freshwater and test your luck with a floating egg! 

SKITTLES EXPERIMENT

Dissolving skittles is a fun and simple science experiment that has a cool effect kids will love. Why don’t the colors mix? Find out for yourself!

SLIME EXPERIMENT

Do you know what a non-Newtonian fluid is? Have you ever made one? It’s super simple to set up and even more, fun to dig in and play with too. 

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