July 18, 2024
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20 Fun Spring Science Experiments for Kids

We're so excited to share some great spring science experiments for kids today. As always, you don't need any special equipment, just things you already have at home or that you can buy easily and cheaply in a supermarket.

Spring is the perfect time of year to get out into the garden and learn about the weather, plants and animals, which is why these are the main theme of the collection.

Remember that I also have many more. easy STEM challenges and scientific experiments for all times of the year, so take a look around you!

If you have kids who love space experiments or kitchen science, I'd love for you to check out my new science booksalso!

Plant Experiments for Kids: Spring Science Experiments

The easiest way to learn about plants is to grow some! Spring is the perfect time to start growing fruits and vegetables in the garden.

What is germination?

Discover the conditions necessary for a seed to germinate (you may be surprised what they are) by growing a bean in a jar. This is a lovely visual way to learn about germination.

Bean grown in a jar so you can get the roots out.
Beans in a Jar Experiment

What's inside a flower?

If you look inside a flower, can you tell the male and female parts apart? Pollen (yellow or orange powder) is retained in the male parts (stamen – anther and filament), while the female part ( Carpel – stigma, style, ovary. ) contains the parts that will become seeds after pollination. Dissecting a flower It's a great way to learn about the structure and function of different bits.

Flower dissected into its separate parts.
Dissect a flower

Another idea is to make a 3d model of a flower. You can see that our model clearly shows the stamen and carpel.

3D model of a flower showing the mark and female parts.

Can a plant grow in the dark?

Grow one plant in the light and one in the dark. You should see that the plant in the dark does not grow as well and has yellow leaves. You can also demonstrate this with a multicolor. cress caterpillar.

How do plants transport water?

Discover how plants transport water through their stem with a capillary action research.

Capillary action experiment: sugar paper flowers open in water

Early Years Plant Science

For younger children, you could set up a plant store to learn about plants. different parts of a flower. One child can play the role of the store owner and the other can play the role of a customer.

Early Years Florist Game - Plant Science for Kids

How do roots grow?

Plant a bulb in a clear container with stones and observe the root growth in this great Buggy and Buddy activity.

Plant life cycles

Learn about plant life cycles with me easy plant life cycle spinner.

Plant Life Cycle Spinner: Plant Science for Kids

How fast does grass grow?

Find out how fast grass grows with these fun grass heads by Red Ted Art. Grass heads are brilliant as grass grows quickly and kids love cutting their hair!

Colorful flowers and perspiration.

Make some pretty flowers to learn perspiration. All you need for this activity is a flower with white petals like a carnation, food coloring, and water. The colored water rises up the stem until it reaches the petals, making them change color.

Transpiration flower - color a flower with food coloring - plant science for kids

Minibeast experiments and research

Minibeast life cycle

Make a edible butterfly life cycle. This is another visual activity that works with pasta, fruits and vegetables or sweets.

edible life cycle - butterfly life cycle made on a paper plate using candy - easy life cycles for kids

do your thing life cycle spinners using paper plates.

Find some frog spawns

Have you seen any frog spawn out there? Rainy day mom has some The best tips for raising tadpoles..

make a worm

Learn everything about worms in a super simple way. worm. The worms move by mixing the layers.

Easy Homemade Worms: Fun Science for Kids

Welcome wildlife to your garden with a bright pile of logs at home from Rainy Day Mom.

Spring weather activities

Spring can bring a lot of rain. TO A simple rain gauge is an easy way to record the amount of rain over a period of time.

Do you know how rain is formed? my easy water cycle experiment explains everything.

Make your own pineapple weather station. Pine cones open when the weather is dry and close when it's wet!

Pineapple Weather Station - Predict the weather with pineapples!  #scienceforchildren

Messy Spring Activities

How about some? paint with syringes? This is a great outdoor art activity, perfect for sunny spring days.

syringe paint

Create magic fairy or unicorn potions. If kids measure and weigh the ingredients first, these are great for practicing weighing and measuring.

The Imagination Tree has beautiful flower and goop cupcakes.

Oobleck Flower Cakes: Messy Science for Kids

My investigation into Humpty Dumpty's egg drop always seems very spring-like too!

Indoor Spring Science Experiments for Kids

Try some chromatography and use the filter papers to make butterflies with this lovely activity. Buggy and friend.

Chromatography experiment with flowers.

My Little Three and I have a beautiful spring sensory bottle.

Have sensory fun with this lovely smell. garden plasticine of the Tree of Imagination. Playdough is also a great material for learning about forces by stretching, pulling, and pushing.

Younger children will love our flower sensory tray. This is perfect for working on those important fine motor skills, learning about the parts of a flower, counting and recording data.

Finally, check out my spring STEM challenges For even more science fun!

you have any spring science experiments either spring activities for kids to share with us?

Spring Science Experiments for Kids: Create the life cycle of an edible butterfly, a worm, model flowers, a bean in a jar, and more spring-themed science.

Last updated on March 13, 2024 by Emma Vanstone

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