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10 Websites to Find Cool Science Experiments for Kids

Science ExperimentsIf you are a teacher in search of science resources for the classroom, or you're a parent that wants to get your child more interested in science, then science experiments are the ideal tool to accomplish those goals.

The following list are ten of the best science websites online that offer a variety of cool science experiments that kids will love.

Science Bob

Science Bob is a simple site with easy navigation that provides a nice, long list of cool science experiments that are appropriate for kids. Learn how to create an amazing levitating orb, a film canister rocket, or how to make your own rock candy.

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Science Bob Experiments


Experiments are well formatted with graphics, videos and an easy-to-follow step by step procedure. The site also features as section for Science Fair ideas, a well organized "research" section that organizes useful reference links, and a "Videos" area where you'll find a neat collection of clips you can watch that show the experiments in action.

Science is Fun

From the Science Lab of University of Wisconsin-Madison Chemistry Professor Bassam Shakhashiri, you'll find the wonderfully fun website called Science is Fun. Professor Shakhashiri created an excellent online resource where kids (and even adults) can explore science and see why science really is fun.

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Science is Fun


At the "Experiments You Can Do at Home" section, Professor Shakhashiri shows kids how to do some wild experiments like how to build an electric motor, how to make dancing raisins, or even how to make things that glow in the dark (a favorite among most children).

Zoom on PBS Kids

The show Zoom on PBS Kids is very popular among grade school children. Part of the show includes kids explaining how certain science experiments work. So, it makes perfect sense that the Zoom section of the PBS website includes a wide assortment of science-related content.

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Zoom on PBS Kids


There are games, printables, activities from the show, and lots of science experiments covering chemistry, life science and even engineering. There is also a section set aside for parents and teachers.


Hunkin's Experiments

Tim Hunkin is a cartoonist with a love of science. He established Hunkin's Experiments as a way to combine his skills into a site that encourages children to conduct science experiments that teach about light, sound and even electricity and animals.

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Hunkin's Experiments

All experiments are illustrated in Hunkin's trademark style.

Science Fair Support Center

The Science Fair Support Center is a wonderful website created and operated by Dr. Shawn and Dr. Michelle. The goal of the website is to assist students with identifying good science fair projects, and accomplishing a project that incorporates experimentation using valid and impressive scientific principles.

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Science Fair Support Center


Many of the testimonials are from kids that won first place in science fairs thanks to the website.

Kitchen Science Experiments

The Kitchen Science Experiments section of the Naked Scientists website is a fascinating collection of very unique experiments covering nature, physics, chemistry and more.

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Kitchen Science Experiments


You can learn how to levitate objects using a superconductor, or how to make a hurricane in a bottle.


Green Planet Solar Energy

If you are an educator and you'd like to teach your students about solar energy, and then head over to Green Planet Solar Energy for a list of experiments.

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Green Planet Solar Energy


These experiments are sorted by recommended age, and they are created to educate kids about solar energy.


Science Kids

Science Kids is a wonderful science website for kids, filled with science facts, videos, quizzes projects and so much more.

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Science Kids


There is an entire experiments section offer projects that kids will love, like a vinegar volcano, blowing up balloons, and making a parachute.

Try Science

Try Science is a very unique site sponsored by IBM, the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI).

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Try Science


The experiments section features a list of topics like Earth Sciences, Biological sciences and even Medicine & Health. Some of the experiments include fascinating online images, sounds and video that teaches important scientific principles.


Science Made Simple

Science Made Simple lives up to its name - the site design is extremely plain and simple. However, when you start digging you'll realize that the site is chock full of valuable information and lessons for children.

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Science Made Simple


Here you'll find great science projects that teach about static electricity, autumn leaves and much more.

Science is one of those subjects that, by its very nature is very easy to make interesting for children. Both parents and teachers can use the sites listed above as important and effective resources to bring science into the lives of children.

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Written October 1, 2010 by Ryan Dube


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