Two girls in a classroom one looking through a microscope

Cool Science Projects

A young boy using a magnifying glass to look at a yellow flower.
Biodiversity Experiment

Try this experiment around your yard or school and see how biodiversity at the plant level affects biodiversity at the insect level.

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Plant Growth and Osmotic Potential

Test the effect of high salt soil concentrations on plant growth | Ages: 12+ | Time: 3+ weeks | Difficulty: Easy/moderate

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Puppy running carrying a tennis ball
Paint Your Pet's Behavior

Use this activity to learn more about different animal behaviors. Get creative painting or drawing!

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Two hands held out, palms up, with an illustration of germs floating above
Clean Hands vs. Dirty Hands Challenge

How clean are your hands? | Ages: 5+ | Difficulty: Easy

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Test tubes viewed under a blacklight
Black Light Experiment

Explore fluorescence (light) in food and plants. | Ages: 5-12 | Time: 15-20 mins | Difficulty: Easy

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A white, brown and orange cat sitting on the ground
Pet Behavior Match Game

Play this game and learn more about different animal behaviors. | Ages: 4-15 | Time: 30 minutes | Difficulty: Easy

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A person in a plaid shirt and jeans holding a handful of dirt
Soil Erosion Experiment

How does soil erosion occur? | Ages: 5-12 | Time: 15-20 mins | Difficulty: Easy

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A glass of orange juice with whole oranges surrounding it.
Vitamin C Challenge

Compare vitamin C levels | Ages: 5-12 | Time: 15-20 mins | Difficulty: Easy

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Three clear plastic cups filled with dirt and growing wheatgrass
Plant Growth and Root Development

Test the effect a hard soil layer has on plant growth and root development. | Ages: 10+ | Time: 3+ weeks | Difficulty: Easy/moderate

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Two hands holding a plant seedling
Soil Amendment Experiment

How do organic amendments help plants? | Ages: 5-12 | Time: 1-2 hours at start-up, few minutes a day for 6+ weeks | Difficulty: Moderate

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