Science is an exciting subject that can captivate children’s minds and spark their curiosity. Engaging in hands-on science projects provides entertainment and helps kids develop critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, and a deeper understanding of the world around them. This article will explore four fun science projects perfect for kids to enjoy at home or in the classroom.

At Crème de la Crème Learning Centers, we understand the impact that exploring science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) has on developing minds. We offer programs catered to fostering children’s curiosity. Find a location near you today, and schedule a tour so we can show you firsthand what our program has to offer. 

Building Confidence and Curiosity

A child working on an electrical science project.

Engaging in science projects offers benefits for children beyond just learning concepts. These hands-on activities help boost a child’s confidence by allowing them to participate actively in their learning and experience success through experimentation. As they observe the results of their experiments, children develop a sense of accomplishment and pride in their abilities. Science projects also encourage critical thinking and problem-solving skills as children learn to ask questions, form hypotheses, and analyze results. By nurturing their natural curiosity about the world, these activities lay the foundation for a lifelong love of learning and exploration.

Alum Geode Crystals

This simple and engaging experiment introduces your children to the wonders of crystal formation. Using eggshells and alum powder, they’ll learn about sedimentation and create their own beautiful geode-like crystals.


  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of alum powder.
  • 1 egg.
  • 2 cups hot water.
  • School glue.
  • Paintbrush.
  • Food coloring.
  • 2 cup glass measuring cup.
  • Small glasses or pint canning jars.


  1. Crack the egg lengthwise and remove the contents. Wash and dry the shell halves.
  2. Glue alum powder to the inside of the eggshells and let dry overnight.
  3. Dissolve 3/4 cup of alum powder in 2 cups of hot water and divide the mixture into two jars.
  4. Add food coloring to each jar and let cool for 30 minutes.
  5. Place the eggshells in the jars, alum-side up, and let sit undisturbed for 12-15 hours.
  6. Remove the shells and let them dry to complete the geode-creation process.

Motorized Draw Bot

This simple science project will give kids a fun introduction to robotics. They’ll use everyday materials to create a motorized draw bot and learn about basic circuitry and motion.


  • Disposable cup.
  • Three colored markers.
  • Heat-safe glue gun and glue sticks.
  • Electrical tape.
  • Double AAA battery holder.
  • Two AAA batteries.
  • 1.5-3 V DC motor.
  • Clothespin.
  • Popsicle stick.
  • Scissors.
  • Decorations for your bot (googly eyes, pom-poms, pipe cleaners).


  1. Glue three markers to the inside of the plastic cup, creating a tripod for the cup to stand on.
  2. Use electrical tape to attach the battery holder to the top of the cup.
  3. Wire the DC motor to the battery pack and attach it to the side with electrical tape.
  4. Decorate your robot using pipe cleaners, pom-poms, or googly eyes.
  5. Install two AAA batteries into the battery holder to turn the robot on.
  6. Add a clothespin to the top of the motor to change the robot’s movement.
  7. Remove the marker caps, set the robot on a drawing surface, and watch it go.

DIY Snow Slime

Make the most of snowy days indoors with this cold-weather slime that’s almost like the real thing. Kids will enjoy creating and playing with this ooey-gooey, wintery wonderland.


  • White school glue (chilled).
  • Spoon.
  • Bowl.
  • Liquid starch.
  • Foam balls.
  • Glitter.


  1. Empty two bottles of chilled white school glue into a bowl.
  2. Add glitter to the glue and mix thoroughly.
  3. Gradually add 1/2 cup of chilled liquid starch to the glue mixture, kneading until it forms a ball-like shape.
  4. Add foam balls for texture, resembling tiny snowballs.
  5. Knead all ingredients together until thoroughly combined and no longer sticky.

Solar Oven S’mores

Learn how to harness the sun’s energy to make ooey-gooey s’mores. Kids will love this fun (and tasty) science experiment that teaches them about thermal energy.


  • Cardboard box with attached lid, at least 3 inches deep.
  • Heavy-duty aluminum foil.
  • Clear plastic wrap.
  • Glue stick.
  • Utility knife.
  • Tape.
  • Ruler.
  • Pencil or marker.
  • Graham crackers.
  • Marshmallows.
  • Chocolate.
  • Small aluminum pie pan.


  • Cut a flap at the box’s top, leaving a 1-inch border on three sides.
  • Line the inside of the flap and the box with aluminum foil, gluing it down smoothly.
  • Tape one layer of plastic wrap on the base of the box underneath the lid, leaving one side open.
  • Tape another layer of plastic wrap across the top of the box, covering the hole.
  • Set the solar oven in direct sun and preheat for at least 30 minutes.
  • Place graham crackers and marshmallows in the pie pan and cook in the solar oven until soft.
  • Add chocolate squares and the other graham crackers to complete the s’mores.

Crème de la Crème’s STEM Program

At Crème de la Crème, we’re dedicated to providing an exceptional STEM education that engages and inspires young minds. Our STEM program incorporates hands-on activities, experiments, and projects that make learning fun and interactive. Our qualified educators create an age-appropriate curriculum that introduces children to scientific concepts in a way that’s both accessible and challenging.

We aim to prepare our students for future success in an increasingly technology-driven world by fostering a love for STEM subjects from an early age. When you schedule a tour at your nearest Crème de la Crème location, you’ll have the opportunity to see our STEM program in action and learn more about how we integrate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics into our daily activities.

Discover the Crème de la Crème Difference

We invite you to experience the Crème de la Crème difference by scheduling a tour at your nearest location. During your visit, you’ll have the opportunity to explore our state-of-the-art facilities, meet our exceptional staff, and witness the engaging learning environment we provide. You’ll also learn more about our comprehensive educational programs, including our STEM curriculum and the exciting science activities and projects your child will participate in. At Crème de la Crème, we’re committed to helping your child reach their full potential and develop a lifelong love for learning. 

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