Why not stock on school supplies when they are deeply discounted during Back to School sales! They are wonderful to use in STEM science experiments for kids.
We did five STEM science experiments for kids using school supplies that we bought on sale! Your children will love trying each one of them out. Each leaves the door open for your children to expand, extend or change the science experiments for kids.
Science Experiments for Kids
How to Make a School Supply Rain Stick– Your children will use pencils and brass fasteners to create a fun Back to School themed instrument that can be shaken to create a rhythm or used explore syllables.
School Supply Car Ramp – Your children will use a three-ring binder and binder clips to a variety of car ramps. They will decide what type of ramp allows a toy car to roll the farthest.
Building a Bridge with Markers and Rubber Bands – Your children will create a bridge using markers, rubber bands, a yardstick, and a egg carton. One way to create the bridge is shared. I bet they will come up with others.
STEM Activities with #2 Pencils– Your children can use #2 pencils to create towers, shapes, and so much more. The best thing about building with pencils is that they don’t roll.
Moving Balls Down a Yardstick Road – Your children will use erasers, binder clips, and yardsticks to create a road. They will then explore various ways to get a variety of balls down the road.
Books that Go Along with the Science Experiments for Kids
I love to tie books to science experiments. Below you will find a list of books that would be great to read before doing each of the science experiments.
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Books with Pencils
Books about Rainsticks
- Making Music: From Tambourines to Rainsticks to Dandelion Trumpets, Walnut Castanets to Shepherd’s Pipes to an
- Abundance of Homemade Drums
- The Rainstick
Books about Building Bridge, Ramps, and Towers
- 13 Bridges Children Should Know
- The Construction Alphabet Book
- Ramps (Amazing Science: Simple Machines)
- RoadworkLook at That Building!: A First Book of Structures