I know I’m almost too late with this, but as a lot of people will be stuck at home this weekend, I thought a checklist of Easter science for kids might be a good idea. The idea is that children try the activities crossing them off their list as they go. Who doesn’t love a good checklist?

It’s definitely a different kind of Easter holiday this year, but I hope you all enjoy the break as much as possible. If you try any activities or complete the checklist I would love to see them so don’t forget to tag @sciencesparks on social media!

Download the Egg Science Checklist.

Awesome Easter Science for Kids

Egg Drop Experiment

An egg drop investigation is a classic science experiment that every child should do at least once!

The best thing about this one is that you can do it in lots of different ways. Make a parachute to slow the fall, build a container to protect the egg, or even a landing pad for an egg!

Remember to boil the egg first then you can eat it afterwards!

Boiled eggs ready for a Humpty Dumpty Science Experiment

Egg Zip Line

Mini zip lines are great fun and fit all kinds of themes. We’ve made them for Tinkerbell and Peter Pan as well as transporting eggs!

Easter Zip Wire - creme egg going down a wire

Egg Chain Reaction

New for 2020 are our egg chain reactions, what better way to transport an egg to a friend than by an exciting chain reaction!

Egg chain reaction for kids

Eggshell Bridge

You probably think of eggshells as being weak and brittle, but under the right circumstances they are actually very strong! An eggshell bridge is a great way to demonstrate this.

Girls looking at an eggshell bridge

Crash Test Eggs

Build a vehicle for an egg to protect it in a collision. We used K’nex but you could use LEGO or a recycled car model.

crash test eggs - K'nex car build to protect an egg

Cress Heads

Did you know you can grow cress without soil? Find out how with these super simple cress heads.

Image taken from Snackable Science

Superhero cress heads

Rolling Eggs

Try rolling eggs down a ramp or slide wrapped in different materials to discover which slow the egg down the most.

rolling eggs down a slide - results on a whiteboard

Naked Eggs

Did you know you can remove the shell of an egg with vinegar?

naked egg in hand

Egg Towers

Who can make the tallest toothpick tower which supports a chocolate egg?

toothpick tower challenge - Easter STEM fork ids

Is it boiled?

Do you know you how to tell the difference between a boiled egg and a non boiled egg?

All you need to do is watch how they spin. Hard boiled eggs spin easily and fast. The non boiled egg spins more slowly and erratically because of the liquid sloshing around inside.

A hard boiled egg will also spin on its end.

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