Earth Science Experiments
Earth science experiments require more materials and time than science
activities. Often these experiments can become a science fair project by
using the scientific method.
Each of the experiments contains an
introduction that gives background information about the project. The
materials used for the different experiments usually can be found around
the home, are recycled materials or can be purchased at a nearby store.
Easy science experiments
These are some Earth science experiments that are fun and easy which you
can perform with a minimum of materials. Pressing Layers, a sedimentary
rock experiment, uses slices of bread, wax paper and books. Pumice and
obsidian is a fun experiment that examines how air bubbles can change
the texture of pumice so that the rock floats! Our Salt on a Stick
experiment pictured above uses just salt, toothpicks, clay and water.
Funny bones is a fun Earth science experiment using chicken bones. The
experiment is easy and you will be able to bend chicken legs and other
bones easily. Have you ever tried to balance a pencil on the edge of a
table? Try adding a potato and fork to the experiment and it get a
little more complicated. Learn more about this experiment called
Classic science experiments
Some of our experiments are classics or recent classics. The Mentos
experiment is an example of a recent experiment that has become a
classic. Try this fun experiment with a few extra hints that you might
not know about. Try to see if you can get your liter of pop to shoot 12
feet into the air.
Have you ever experimented with shooting
rubber bands just for fun. In our experiment Rubber Band Shoot Out you
will be testing the elasticity of different size rubber bands to see how
far them will travel. Get some friends together and have a rubber band
shoot out like the kids in the picture.
More Links to Science Experiments
- Science Experiments, Great Ice Cube Race The great ice cube race tests the time it takes for different shapes of ice cubes to melt.
- Water Cycle Experiments, Acid Rain Learn what happens when acid rain falls on objects made of calcite in this experiment.
- Volcano Experiment, Volcanic Eruptions Find out what happens when expanding gases in magma cannot escape beneath a volcano.
- Water Cycle Experiment, Salt on a Stick This experiment combines science and history as it shows how Indians collected salt and exchanged it for obsidian.
- Simple Science Experiment, Rubber Band Shoot Have fun shooting rubber bands in this fun and easy experiment.
- Simple Science Experiments, Pressing Layers Discover how bread slices can turn into sedimentary layers in this fun experiment.
- Cool Science Experiments, Funny Bones In these fun experiments find out how you can create "funny bones" that can bend.
- Easy Science Experiments, Pumice & Obsidian Find out the difference between pumice and obsidian and why one will float and the other will sink like a rock.
- Volcano Science Experiment, Cinder Cones Have you ever wondered how volcanoes get their shape? Find out about cinder cones in this fun activity.
- Gravity Experiments, Balancing Acts Learn how to balance a potato, fork and pencil on the edge of a table.
- Elementary Science Experiment, Earthquake Waves Create your own wave box that makes paper clips jump when earthquake waves pass through them.
- Gravity Experiment, Topsy Turvy Plants Have fun growing tomatoes upside down in this fun experiment.
- Elementary Science Experiments, Bird Feeders Study the feeding habits of wild birds in your back yard or porch area in this interesting experiment.
- Science Experiment, Mentos Experiment Have fun creating a geyser of diet coke in the fun and exciting experiment.
- Earth Science Experiments Check out all our Earth science experiments that can easily be turned into a science fair projects.
- Earth Science Learn about planet Earth, Rock Cycle, Volcanoes and many more topics on this website.
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