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Science

Layers of Learning science dives in to biology, earth science, chemistry, and physics with hands-on experiments, demonstrations, field trips, and printables.  You can try some of these experiments and activities with your kids to see how it can work family-style, with everybody experimenting together.

plate tectonics worksheet

Plate Tectonics

Plate tectonics is the unifying theory of geology. It explains how the whole surface of the earth changes and why it looks the way it looks. Use printables and coloring to teach these concepts to your kids.

watercolor picture of kids with pop bottle ecosystems

Pop Bottle Ecosystem

Pop bottle ecosystems show how living and non-living parts of the environment interact and depend on each other.

black widow spider with egg sac

Life Cycle of a Spider

The life cycle of a spider printable with book suggestions, info on the life cycle of the black widow, and a video to watch.

watercolor of a kids doing a chemistry experiment with hard water

Hard Water Experiment

Dissolve some calcium in water to see how soap is affected by minerals in hard water. Along the way you’ll learn abut some of the properties of water.

watercolor kids in a hula hoop demonstrating states of matter

Solids, Liquids, and Gases

Get a bunch of kids together and have them climb into a hula hoop to demonstrate the tightly packed molecules of a solid then the looser packed molecules of a liquid and the widely space molecules of a gas.

watercolor of kids holding crystals

Growing Crystals

Grow your own crystals overnight then examine them through a magnifying glass. Look for faces and vertexes. Compare the crystals you grew to ones that form under the earth.

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