Awesome Outdoor Science Activities

Spark a sense of wonder and adventure through outdoor science!

Looking for ways to keep your kids learning while exploring the world around them? Inspire your kids with these hands-on outdoor science projects! They’ll have serious fun while enjoying nature!

Science Activities and Experiments

  • Visual aid of how to complete Water Volcano In A Bottle

    Try out this two-part water experiment! First--why can't you blow up a balloon in a bottle? And, second--what happens when you do...and then fill it with water?

  • Visual aid of how to complete Giant Bubble Wand

    Now that the weather is warming up, my kids have been looking forward to going camping and playing outside! Using some household items, it was easy to make a giant bubble wand and a bubble solution for giant bubbles. The kids loved taking turns trying to see who could make the biggest bubbles.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Pop-Top Rockets
    Pop-Top Rockets

    (Ages 12-16)

    Celebrate the 4th of July with a pop and a bang! These mini rockets are so easy to make and so fun to set off, you’ll want to launch them again and again.

    Parent supervision and eye protection are highly recommended for this project! Never point your pop-top rocket at yourself or anyone else. This project must be done outside.

  • Discover the wonderful world of birds on day 3 of Koala Camp! Explore what makes these feathery friends so unique, create egg-inspired art, and craft a pair of toy binoculars to take with you on nature walks.

  • Use science to build a better sandcastle! Surface tension is what gives wet sand its strength for great sandcastle building. Too little water, and surface tension can’t hold the sand grains together. Too much water, and your sand collapses! Learn the science behind building a perfect construction.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Sand Slime
    Sand Slime

    (Ages 3-16)

    Our family spent a day at the beach this past weekend and my kids had a blast playing in the sand. We decided to recreate the fun at home, but with a fun twist, and made sand slime! The kids loved oozing the sandy goo through their fingers. To add an element of science fun, try experimenting with different ratios of glue and liquid starch to form slime of varying consistencies.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Campfire Chemistry

    Watch a marshmallow grow to three times its original size with a quick and easy experiment using everyone’s favorite summer treat!

Get inspired!