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We love science activities that are simple to set up! These kid-friendly science experiments with water are perfect for summer or anytime!
Young kids love science. They love to mix, pour, and change things. These simple science experiments for kids are easy to set up, and they are sure to engage your preschool, kindergarten, and elementary-aged kids.
Science Experiments with water
This fishy Skittles experiment is perfect for your summer, ocean, or pond-themed lessons. Kids will love dissolving Skittles in water to make fun scenes. Homeschool Preschool
Making a rain cloud in a jar is a great way to explore weather with your preschoolers and young learners. They’ll see up close how clouds make rain. Homeschool Preschool
Encourage little ones to build a variety of buildings out of blocks and then see how water is displaced differently as it’s poured over each one with this Alphabet Island Investigation Station. The Keeper of the Memories
Introduce color-mixing with this Rainbow Walking Water Experiment for kids. Messy Little Monsters
Explore how sound works with this simple water xylophone that is easy to set up. Mombrite
A homemade water filter science experiment is a great way to demonstrate water purification for clean drinking water. Science Sparks
Kids will enjoy making their very own water compass with common household objects. The Gingerbread House
Learning about water density is so much fun when you make a rainbow in a jar! Primary Playground
Can your kids guess what will make the ice melt the fastest in this melting ice experiment? The Chaos and the Clutter
Combine history, math, and engineering in one fun project when you have your kids make a water clock. STEAM Powered Family
Use household objects to introduce the concept of moving water to preschoolers. This moving water sensory activity is simple to set up, and kids will love exploring. The Keeper of the Memories
Explore the concept of osmosis with this Growing Gummy Bears experiment. Mombrite
Kids will love making their own mini water cycle to see just how the water cycle works. Science Sparks
Explore the question “why does water rise” with this simple experiment that is sure to WOW everyone! Steam Powered Family
Putting white flowers in colored water to create color changing flowers is a classic science experiment for kids. Taming Little Monsters
If you’re studying the weather with your kids, be sure to add this tornado experiment to your activity list. Natural Beach Living
Explore refraction when you set up this “magic” drawing activity for your kids. Go Science Kids
Toddlers and preschoolers will love exploring color mixing in this color changing water sensory bin. My Bored Toddler
Explore water pressure and water flow by designing your own water sprinkler for backyard fun! From Engineer to SAHM
Explore the scientific method with kids as they try to free the LEGOs in this LEGO Ice Excavation Science Experiment. Mombrite
Discuss the effects of pollution on our oceans with this water pollution sensory bin. Natural Beach Living
Discover what water electrolysis is and demonstrate it with this electrolysis of water experiment. Go Science Kids
Explore buoyancy and water displacement when you do science by the pool this summer. Team Cartwright
BOOKS ABOUT WATER
Fill your book basket with a great collection of picture books about water. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
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Water – Vivid photography and accessible text make this book an ideal introduction to the science of water.
All the Water in the World – Where does water come from? Where does water go? Find out in this exploration of oceans and waterways that highlights an important reality: Our water supply is limited, and it is up to us to protect it.
Water is Water – This spare, poetic picture book follows a group of kids as they move through all the different phases of the water cycle.