Science for Kids
Science for Kids offers 150 hands-on activities, puzzles, and games for students and teachers in grades 2-6. Activities cover chemical & physical change, states of matter, motion & energy, Earth, human body, art & toys, and interviews with chemists. Each heading includes a test your knowledge section. Every activity is in PDF format. Many activities are available in Spanish.
“Lose the Blues with CO2!” under chemical & physical changes describes how students can test for CO2 using an acid indictor made with cabbage leaves. The activity includes a follow up activity and safety tips.
With “Stretching to Make a Point” under motion & energy, students investigate how far a rubber band will stretch as more weight is added. The results are graphed to determine if accurate predictions can be made.
In “News Paper Collage” under art & toys, students make art when they use vinegar to transfer newspaper pictures onto white paper.
Interviews with 15 chemists are collected in “What Chemists Do.” Students can meet Abimael “Maelo” Cordova, a toy chemist in the Mattel chemistry lab where he creates new elastic and rubbery materials. He worked on the slime for the movie Flubber.
Articles for Kids is a collection of 50 articles on aspects of chemistry in PDF format for students in grades 4-6.
Puzzles for Kids is a collection of 22 games (matching, crosswords, word finds, mazes, and more) for students in grades 4-6.
Games are 6 interactive online nutrition, environmental, and chemistry games for students in grades 4-6. In Avogadro’s Element Hunt students have three minutes to explore three rooms and match elements to objects.