Summary of Science Experiment Posts

Ever have those little organizational tasks you know you should do, but there never seems to be enough time? Today I finally finished one of those. I’ve made a list of all the science experiments posted here at Growing With Science, organized by topic. Now you can click that little button that says Experiment List at the top of the page and you can quickly (hopefully) find a fun science activity. Looking for a science fair project? The list should help you there as well.

if you ever have any questions about the posts, would like to know more, or if you have a topic you’d like to see covered, please feel free to send me an e-mail at growingwithscience (at) gmail (dot) com.

I was so excited about the new summary, I’ve included here. Enjoy!

Below is a summary of the science experiment blog posts, organized by topic. The links to the posts are in red.


Mycology (Fungi)

A Fungus Among Us

  1. Making a spore print

Exploring yeast

  1. Characteristics
  2. Decomposition Experiment


What’s Under a Rock?- Exploring a habitat

Green Roof


Growing plants indoors


  1. Make an algal collection
  2. Investigate food chains
  3. Investigate how humans use algae for food
  4. Algae produce oils that can be used for biofuel

Mosses, Ferns, Liverworts and Horsetails: Science Activities

  1. Identification
  2. Searching for Spores
  3. Moss habitats

Trees -botany

More tree science

  1. Tree Transpiration
  2. How far does the water have to travel from roots to top of the tree?

Experiments with Tree Leaves:

Leaf litter decomposition

Tree leaf age

Putting the leaves back on the trees- leaf identification

Fall leaf color chromatography
Saguaro Cactus Activities

  1. Why Spines?
  2. Waxy Coating

Ornithology (Birds)

Bird Counts – trends

Bird Migrations

Shore Birds

Zoology (Animals)

Goats and Sheep

  1. Fainting goats

Experiments with Isopods (pillbugs or rolypolies)

Frogs and Toads

  1. Identification
  2. Frog songs
  3. Eat or be eaten

Ocean and Shore Animals

Learn about Steller Sea Lions

Investigate an animal (sea slug) that can make its own food

Sea Horses and Other Fish

  1. fish anatomy
  2. moving through water

Shore Birds

Science with Pets

Mouse running a maze

Cat communication

Cats’ sense of smell

More cat experiments

Observing cat behavior

Science with your pet mice

  1. Identification/Classification of Rodents
  2. Food/Nutrition
  3. Making Houses and Toys
  4. Animal Behavior
  5. Mouse Development

Do cats have cold feet?

Entomology (Insects)

Honey Bees

  1. Gardening for bees
  2. Honey bees and water
  3. Honey bee communication and dances
  4. Bee nests

Where do insects go in the winter?


  1. Ant anatomy
  2. Ant pheromones

Human Biology

Experiments with the senses of taste and smell


What is in seawater

Smart Materials

  1. Shape-memory alloys
  2. Shape memory polymers
  3. UV beads

General Chemistry Projects

  1. Density
  2. A Density Column
  3. Elephant’s toothpaste
  4. Acids and Bases
  5. Using chemicals to make light

Glowing Chemistry

  1. Glowing under ultraviolet light
  2. Light sticks
  3. Day-Glo

Colors and acids and bases

Classic lemon experiments

Growing crystals

Making cheese

Fun with bubbles

Chemistry Links


Activities having to do with hunting for planets outside the solar system.

  1. Make a rainbow
  2. Activity: Make your own spectrometer from a cereal box.
  3. The Doppler Effect

Investigate the amount of light pollution and how it effects how we see the stars at night

Build a telescope

Experiments with movement of floating trash


Sand Experiments

  1. Test sand samples with a magnet
  2. Make sand

Experiments with ice

  1. Ice spikes
  2. Ice cube rescues
  3. Freezing and thawing water
  4. Floating and sinking
  5. dry ice

Boats and Floating

How long can a paper boat float?
Results of paper boats

Can you make a boat travel across a bathtub without touching it?

Do pumpkins or apples float?
Why do they float?

Movement of water in small containers

All about parachutes

Toy car physics


Does building shape influence damage level by hurricanes?

Iridescent clouds

1 Comment

  1. Shirley

    I am constantly amazed at your activities and how kid friendly they are, and now to have them all in one place! This is a great post.

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