Take advantage of the warm (hot?) summer weather to get outside and do some science! Kids of all ages will love these projects and experiments.

Summer Science for Kids! 15+ Projects , Experiments, and Activities

Learn about the Sun!

Summer Science for Kids! 15 Projects and Activities

Observe How Shadows Change Over Time from The Pleasantest Thing.

What Melts in the Sun? This is a fun science investigation! Kids will enjoy observing what happens, and even preschoolers can do this one.

Why is the Sky Blue? A fun demonstration from Rookie Parenting.

Make a Solar Powered LEGO Car from Teach Beside Me. How cool is this?!

Make Sun Prints with Construction Paper from Pink Stripey Socks. Great for any age, especially preschool.

Outdoor Science

Summer Science for Kids! 15 Projects and Experiments

Does it React? Simple science for preschoolers, although big kids will enjoy this too!

Epic Bottle Rocket This simple rocket flew higher than our two story house! It has been a hit when friends come over too.

Mentos and Soda Explosion from Lemon Lime Adventures. You’ve got to try this one!

Make a Pool Noodle Rocket Flinger It’s a fun toy, and a great way to learn about potential and kinetic energy.

Build a Lemon Volcano from Babble Dabble Do. Super colorful and fun!

Nature Study

Summer Science for Kids! 15 Projects and Activities

Make Nature Suncatchers from Hands On As We Grow. These are beautiful!

Hidden Animal Art A fun way to learn about animal camouflage.

Make a Mold of Animal Tracks with plaster of paris.

Learn How a Leaf Breathes from Edventures with Kids.

Simple Nature Prints with Playdough from No Time for Flash Cards.

Go on a nature scavenger hunt! Here is a nature scavenger hunt with pictures (for pre-readers) from The Measured Mom, or try these scavenger hunts for older kids from The Jenny Evolution.

Summer Science! 15+ Experiments and Projects for Kids


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  1. Karyn Jun 9, 2016

    Hey! Thanks so much for sharing my Lego car! :) This is a great post. So many fun idea!


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