Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Science Projects topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Plant Science

Growing plants is a fun way to do science and care for the environment. Together with your child, come up with questions you want to ask and explore. Can seeds grow in the dark? Can seeds grow upside down? Do seeds need soil to grow? Do tomato plants grow faster than apple trees? Then complete an experiment together to answer the question. Make sure your child comes up with a hypothesis and observes and records data as you complete your experiment together.

Baking Science

Cooking is a great way to learn about the scientific method. Find a recipe together with your child and have him or her predict what might happen if you leave an ingredient out or double it. Will adding more baking soda make cookies chewier? Will adding more baking powder make cookies crispier? Your child can do research online beforehand to learn the properties of various ingredients. Be careful to only change one variable of the recipe. Then bake and observe what happens. Discuss the results with your child and eat the results (if possible).