SEED Science

Science Experiments

Science activities for teachers and students

Learn the principles and properties of air and space, Earth science, electricity, liquids, and energy by using hands-on science experiments and online games. Teachers, parents, or other mentors can guide students age 10 and up in these activities suitable for the classroom or the home.

Make a Parachute 

Make a parachute

A handkerchief or bandanna and some string are all you need to see how a parachute creates friction to slow the descent of a falling object.

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Air and Space

 

Build a Better Battery 

Build a Better Battery

Make your fruit battery even stronger by experimenting with different electrodes and different fruits. What works best?

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Energy

CO2 Absorption 

Cabbage water

Raid your kitchen or go to the store for a purple cabbage. You can use the vegetable to demonstrate how water can absorb and store CO2.

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Earth Science

Magnetic Relaxation 

Magnetic Relaxation

Learn how to magnetize and demagnetize objects in this two-part activity. Part one shows you how to build an electromagnet, while in part two you observe it lose its power.

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Electricity and Magneticism

Buoyancy Explorer 

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Drop blocks of different solids into various liquids to see what floats and what sinks in this virtual experiment.

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Properties of Liquids