Follow Up Science Activities
Thinking about how to continue science learning at home? Try some of our student follow up activities! These fun science activities can be done at home with just a few easy to find supplies.
For more fun ideas for science activities at home, check out our Future Engineer page or these websites sent to us by students:
- From Aubrey: SfS wishes Aubrey good luck in her journey to become a teacher! Bottle Rockets and Other Educational Crafts
- From Mia: Thanks to Mia for sharing this resource she found while doing research for her school’s science club! Electrical Engineering Experiments for Kids
- From Tom: Thanks to Tom for finding some cool electricity and engineering activities! Electrical Education: Science Lessons & Activities and Residential Electrical Circuits Explained
If you are in California, check out our classroom posts and see summaries lessons taught to your students. These posts also have links to follow up activities that students can try at home to continue the learning they started in class. New posts are added after each classroom visit!
If you are in Massachusetts or Minnesota, sign up for Scimone’s Lab Report to get an email straight to your inbox with summaries of the lessons taught to your students each week with at-home lesson extension activities!
Episodes of the Dr. Erika Show make science accessible and entertaining for elementary and middle school students across New England. The show was executive produced by Joshua Seftel, an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker who has produced educational programs for NOVA, PBS and WBGH. Its host, Dr. Erika, is a 2004 graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the Boston University School of Medicine in 2012. She was also crowned Miss Massachusetts in 2004. Leveraging Dr. Erika’s unique background, the show is designed to teach children about science, break stereotypes and make STEM subjects more approachable and entertaining for children. Visit our Dr. Erika Show page to view episodes.
Are you interested in bringing Science from Scientists into your school?
Explore our full range of programs under the Programs Menu and let us know which you are interested in.
For requests for our In-School Module-based STEM Enrichment program, please complete the SfS Program Request Form. Include the name of the school and grade level you are interested in.
Science Fair Resources
We believe that participation in science fairs stimulates students to develop inquisitiveness, creativity and reasoning power. Early hands-on experiments allow students to see the applicability of science in the everyday world. See our programs for a description of how we can help organizations near our offices with science fairs. If you are located elsewhere, we hope you find the following links helpful.
- All About Science Fairs — Guidance for parents
- Science Buddies
- So You Have to Do a Science Fair Project — Book
- Strategies for Winning Science Fair Projects — Book
- The Art of Science: A Practical Guide to Experiments, Observations, and Handling Data — Book