Science Projects 1-6

We focus on science projects more in Years 4-6, but my younger kids in Years 1-3 like to tag along as well.

General Resources

Boston Children’s Museum Activity Books

Earth Science

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Free Earth Science Downloads



Create a Baby Alien (genotype and phenotype activity)

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Botany in 8 Lessons
Free Animal Science and Microbiology Downloads 
Free Botany Downloads
Free Human Body Downloads

A year of Human Body science from Guest Hollow


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The Elements
Free Chemistry Downloads


Mixing & Measuring
Density of Fluids (Lava in a Cup)
Surface Tension of Water (Floating Paper Clip Experiment)
Salt:  Salt Sculptures.  Use toothpicks and gumdrops / marshmallows to create the crystalline structure of Salt.
Magic Potion Station (vinegar, baking soda, food coloring)
Green Pennies

Excel and PDF versions of the Periodic Table


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Free Physics Downloads. These are labeled for ages 10-14, but the projects are fun to do with younger kids as well.


Build a catapult from dowels or pencils, or from skewers and marshmallows.

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