Family Activities

Science is about ideas. Teaching is about bringing it to life.

Use these free parent activities to turn your home into a lab and let the magic of “doing” begin! Engage your students with topics relevant to their life to underscore the power of science that impacts our world, and more.

molecules
K-2

Fun with Adhesives

In this family activity, students work together to come up with an inventive solution for homemade glue.
beakers filled with liquid
K-2

In the Mix

In this family activity, students explore how knowledge of the properties of objects (mainly size) can be useful for separating mixtures.
Shadows cast by people crossing the street in the rain
K-2

Light and Shadow

In this family activity, students gain a foundational understanding of light by studying how it interacts with different objects.
hand holding ice cream cone
K-2

Make Ice Cream in a Bag

This do-it-yourself treat also serves as a simple chemistry lesson. Investigate changing states of matter, chemical reactions, and the properties of ice and salt while working for your dessert.
K-2

Recycling: Old Made New

In this family activity, students explore different items that can be recycled and observe and compare the differences between various paper products.