Next to math, science is my older son’s favorite subject. After school science learning activities are a good way to nourish his interests. Today I’m sharing the year’s best science activities from the hosts of After School.
As you can see in the photo, my older son’s absolute favorite after school activity is birding. He’s become so knowledgable about ornithology through reading and going local birding walks. He now teaches me all sorts of things!
Now that it’s the end of the year, the hosts of the After School linky are holding a bit of a celebration to bring you the best posts in a variety of after school subjects. After you’ve gleaned some science project ideas from this list be sure to check out ideas for reading, writing, outdoor fun and more. Links are at the bottom.
Best Science Learning Ideas from the After School Hosts
Here at What Do We Do All Day?, my favorite science posts include these early chapter books for little scientists and this awesome DIY thermometer. My most popular science post, by far, is 5 moon activities for kids.
- Mama Smiles has some easy, open-ended ideas to use candy for science rather than for eating. (love that!)
- Kids can test their scientific prediction mettle with an experiment about dissolving from Coffee Cups and Crayons.
- Math and science activities from The Measured Mom. She includes printables for activities ranging from a float and sink experiment to water balloon math.
- After School for Smarty Pants has a collection of simple science experiments and books to turn every child into a scientist.
- Turn your kids into nature scientists with gardening observations from Boy Mama Teacher Mama.
- Learn about animal eating habits with a food chain war game (includes printable game cards) from Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational.
- The Educators’ Spin on It shares a round-up of science experiments perfect for summer time learning. Can’t wait until summer? Try looking for signs of winter on the walk home from school.
- Blend literacy and science with a popcorn poetry project at This Reading Mama.
- Set up a carnivorous plant terrarium with Little Wonders’ Days.
More After School Science Resources:
Pinterest is a great place to peruse for educational ideas. It’s not just pretty crafts and fashion plates over there. Be sure to follow my science board to inspire your budding scientists:
More Learning Activities for After School:
Be sure to visit the other hosts for their “best of” post roundups on the following subjects:
(note: some of these links may not be live until Monday)
- Reading at This Reading Mama
- Math at Boy Mama Teacher Mama
- Arts and Crafts at Mama Smiles
- Writing at After School for Smarty Pants
- Social Studies at Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational
- Outdoor Fun at The Educators’ Spin On It
- Spelling at The Measured Mom
- Cooking at Little Wonders’ Days
- Or see the entire roundup at The Educators’ Spin On It
Here’s to another great year of After School learning! See you in 2014!