Easter science experiments are a fun way to celebrate spring and let your students get hands-on with scientific concepts. I know that planning and executing science experiments and activities can take a lot of time, energy, and supplies. So I wanted to share a few of my favorite Easter science investigations and experiments that are easy to implement and always a ton of fun in the classroom or at home!
These activities are perfect for Easter or anytime in Spring. Plus, any reason to pick up a few packages of Peeps and jelly beans is a good enough reason for me!
There are some really awesome egg catapult and egg drop activities that are a lot of fun but can be very time-consuming and messy to complete. Sometimes the most engaging and impactful science experiments are those that use simple, everyday items. This makes it easy to have fun with your students while getting hands-on with science. Here are two of my favorite Easter science investigations.
Easter Science Experiments
Build a Jelly Bean Tower
I don’t know about your students, but my students love any type of edible project! This STEM activity is perfect for Easter time and lets students get creative. Building a jelly bean tower is much more involved than it may seem. Students may at first think they can easily throw together a jelly bean tower using the jelly beans and toothpicks. They will soon find, however, that they must take some time to carefully plan and then execute their project.
This simple activity can be turned into a fun experiment also. Challenge your students to create a tower using only a specific number of jelly beans and toothpicks. Or require them to create the base of their tower in a specific shape. You can also use this as an open-ended activity and have your students come up with their own experiments.
Dissolving Marshmallow Peeps
Another favorite in my classroom is the dissolving Peeps activity. I’ve found that you either absolutely love Peeps or you despise them. Either way, they make a fantastic Easter science experiment, and students love getting to use them in the classroom! This activity is similar to the dissolving Lucky Charms Marshmallow activity that we do around St. Patrick’s Day.
Students will try to dissolve the Peeps using 3 different types of liquid. You can specify the liquids used or allow the students to come up with the liquids they would like to try. Encourage your students to observe the changes in the Peeps when combined with each liquid and record their answers on the activity sheet from my resource.
How To Implement Easter Science Investigations
I’ve created these activities to be used in many different ways. They’re great for science centers or class rotations. You can easily set each activity up or multiples of each activity and allow students to work independently using the one-page activity sheets.
If you’re a homeschooler, these are the perfect brain break and will allow your kids to roll up their sleeves and use items they can collect from around the house to perform these science activities.
While these are Easter-themed activities, you can use them at any time during Spring. They’re great for supplementing your science lesson plans or as a fun treat in between units. You can also easily assign these activities to your distance learning or virtual students. The supplies are all easy to source and the activities are very straightforward, so upper elementary students should be able to complete the activities independently.
Easter Science Investigations & Experiments Resource
If you love these fun, engaging Easter science activities you can get the detailed instructions and recording sheets plus 3 more activities in my Easter Science Investigations & Experiments Resource. This print-and-go packet includes a master supply list, detailed student instructions, and student response/observation form for each investigation. This resource makes it so easy to plan Easter science experiments in the classroom or at home if you’re a homeschooler!
The activities included in this resource are:
- Jelly Bean Tower
- What liquid will dissolve marshmallow Peeps the most?
- What liquid will change an egg the most: water, vinegar, or soda?
- Dye Easter Eggs
- Magic Plates
Holiday Themed Science Experiments and Activities
If you’re looking for more holiday-themed science activities, be sure to check out:
If you love having print-and-go science experiments and activities for your classroom, be sure to check out the Science Experiments & Investigations Bundle! This bundle includes over 60 experiments and investigations for year-round fun in your classroom.
What fun science activities or experiments have you done in your classroom for Easter? Share your ideas below!