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Science Experiments

Hands-on experimentation is one of the best ways to teach biology. The best experiments are designed to get students actively involved in the subject matter. Listed below are exciting examples that can be used by parents and teachers at home or at school.

Attack of the Straws
Learn about inertia and momentum by determining if a straw can go through a potato.

Bird in a Cage
Watch the color of a bird change before your eyes. Additional exercises include examining apparent size changes in objects.

Breathing Is Essential
Estimate your lung capacity using common household items.

Bugs and More Bugs
Grab a magnifying glass and go on a hunt for all sorts of "creepy crawlies."

Celery Stalks at Midnight
Find out how water travels from the roots to the stem in plants. Cutting is involved, so adult supervision is required for younger children.

Complete these seven experiments that will test your memory. You can also learn some memory tricks.

Modeling the Nervous System
Construct the different parts of the nervous system, including an edible neuron using Jell-O.

Moldy Oldies
Learn about these microscopic fungi and discover how mold reacts to light and temperature changes.

The Senses
Use all of your senses to gain a better understanding of sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell.

These experiments are sure to get all participants motivated and inspired by biology. For more great biology experiments, see: Science Projects for Kids.

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