Sand Science Experiments and Activities

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Are you looking for some fun activities to keep your kids busy this summer? My children love science experiments, but we can never find to do them during our regular school year since we are always so busy.

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Summer time is a great time to tackle science experiments and fun hands – on activities. I enjoy finding themed activities to the seasons we are in. Summer time means lots of time at beaches and lakes during the hot weather. What better time than to do science activities and experiments that use sand?

Check out these fun ideas:
Build a sandcastle and then read about The Physics of Sand Castles from NASA.

Sand Science Experiment from Science Kids at Home

Create Magic “waterproof” sand from Lessons 4 Little Ones

Magic Hydrophobic Sand Lab Experiment from Steve Spangler Science 

Create your very own sand volcano at home from Fun a Day

What is beach sand made of? How to look at beach sand science experiment from Science Alcove.

How to look at the compression of wet beach sand easy science experiment from Science Alcove

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Fun Sand Sensory Activities:

Bubbling Quick Sand Sensory Play from Paging Fun Mums
Messy Sand Foam Sensory Play from Little Bins for Little Hands
Non Toxic Sensory Kinetic Sand Recipe from Surviving a Teacher’s Salary
Homemade Scented Sand Paint from Learn Play Imagine
Moon Sand: A sensory experiment in absorption from Lemon Lime Adventures
How to make homemade quick sand from Growing a Jeweled Rose

Play Recipe- homemade quicksand

Here are some fun books on sand science:

Sand (Jump Into Science)Sand (Jump Into Science)Lessons from the Sand: Family-Friendly Science Activities You Can Do on a Carolina Beach (Southern Gateways Guides)Lessons from the Sand: Family-Friendly Science Activities You Can Do on a Carolina Beach (Southern Gateways Guides)Is Sand a Rock? (Science Slam!: Rock-ology)Is Sand a Rock? (Science Slam!: Rock-ology)How to Code a SandcastleHow to Code a Sandcastle

 

Written by Sarah

Sarah

Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Granola Mama to 4 children ages 16-5. She is a Charlotte Mason style homeschooler and has been homeschooling for 13 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, Coffee and Green Smoothies!

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