Fall is the perfect time to try our favorite fall science experiments that your kids will love including pumpkins, pinecones, fall leaves, and more!
It’s time to get excited about the fall season! Leaves are changing, Halloween is around the corner and we’re nearing Thanksgiving. All these things can make you feel giddy. But what if I told you that there was a way to make your kids even more excited? In this post, I have compiled the BEST science experiments that will give your kids an exciting learning experience during the fall months. Ideas include Volcano Experiments, Experiments with Pumpkins, Pinecones, Fall Leaves, and more.
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The Best Fall Science Experiments for Kids
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If you’re looking for a fun and simple STEM activity that will look a little bit like magic, this Bubbling Pumpkin Experiment from Living Life and Learning is so much fun to do!
Have you ever wondered why pine cones seem to open and close? Experiment and find the answer with this fun Why Do Pine Cones Open and Close activity from Parenting Chaos.
One of our most fascinating and eye-catching fall activities was when we separated the colors in leaves during this Leaf Chromatography Experiment.
Setting up this Apple Volcano Science Experiment from Homeschool Preschool is a great way to engage preschoolers in an awesome STEM activity this fall!
Would your kiddos have fun learning how to preserve leaves to keep their fall colors? Check out these 6 methods of How To Preserve Leaves from Red Ted Art.
This easy autumn-themed Jumping Leaves – Static Electricity Activity from Science Sparks is great for kids of all ages and super simple to set up!
Your little ones will have so much fun collecting leaves for this Autumn STEAM: Tracing the Veins of a Leaf activity from Go Science Kids. That will absolutely enjoy decorating them too!
The corn in this Hopping Corn Science Activity from One Time Through will hop up and down repeatedly in your container for over an hour. It’s so much fun to watch!
This STEAM Leaf Art Experiment gets children as close as possible to being able to see how water is absorbed in leaves.
This Bubbling Brew for Pretend Play from The Craft Train is a playful, fizzing science activity preschoolers will love. They can pretend to be witches or wizards whilst they stir up a magic brew!
Fall leaves are some of the prettiest things you’ll see this year. With a few supplies from your kitchen, you can create these beautiful Coffee Filter Fall Leaves Craft for Kids from Mom Brite.
This Sink or Float Thanksgiving Dinner STEM Activity from Happy Toddler Playtime is a fun and easy STEAM activity for Thanksgiving this year!
With fall arriving, and cooler temperatures, it is a great time to take nature walks! During those walks, you kids can pick up a few items along the way for this Fall Borax Crystal Science Project from From Engineer to SAHM.
Extract the colorful pigments from fall leaves with this Fall Leaf Experiment. It’s a great way for kids to visually see and understand why leaves change color when the weather changes.
Did you know you can paint on salt and create beautiful salt paintings? You surely can with this fun How to Make a Fall Salt Painting With Kids activity from Lil Tigers.
What better way to explore the changing environment than this Fall Nature Hunt from Parenting Chaos. Your kids will love investigating the natural world around them in the beautiful autumn air.
Your kids will want to do this magical Pumpkin Skittles Experiment from Mom Brite over and over! It’s easy and simple to set up and perfect for the fall and Halloween.
This Make Your Own Water Compass activity from The Gingerbread House is a great excuse to get outside and let the children have fun looking for colorful Fall leaves.