Are you looking for a way to get your child or your students interested in health & medical science? Our fun science activities for kids explains health & medical science in an easy to understand and fun way.
If you’re a parent or a teacher looking for a way to keep your kids entertained and engaged, our simple science activities for kids could be just what you’re looking for, and you never know – the grown-ups might learn something too!
Our fun science activities for kids include experiments you can do at home as well as printable science activities for kids and videos from our scientists. On each of our Science Activities for Kids topic pages, we have many fun activities for kids to spark an interest in science, health, and learning. You can learn about the different types of researchers at the Institute by Meeting the Superhero Scientists; what can make you sick in our Germs page; the Power of Our Lungs; and so much more! All our activities are related to real research that our scientists and researchers are doing in the Telethon Kids Institute labs right now!
To get started on any of these cool science activities, just click on a link below and you’ll find fun activities with instructions and printable science activities for kids.
We have a range of science activities for kids that are designed to suit different age groups, with most activities for primary school aged children (5 – 12).
These cool science activities for kids are a great way to get your child interested in science and gain an understanding about health science and you never know the grown-ups might learn something too.
For younger children, we would recommend our Poo and You! Page as this is always the most popular. For older kids, we would recommend; What’s in our Cells, especially the fun activity Build a DNA Bracelet.
Our at home experiments are designed to be as clean and mess free as possible, but we would encourage you to keep an eye on your scientists.
Our printable science activities for kids may create some scrap paper as you cut them out, which we encourage you to recycle, or you could keep them for a science art activity for kids and create some papier-mâché DNA sculptures? Or Build a Strep A Bug? There are endless possibilities to create cool science activities for kids!
For our experiments you will only need simple ingredients and equipment found around the house, for example, our Germs experiment “A Soapy Magic Trick” only uses water, black pepper, a shallow bowl or plate, and dish soap!
Our printable science activities for kids will require a printer, either from home, a library or elsewhere.
Our activities have a wide range of difficulties, with easy science activities for kids to more complex activities for bigger kids. All our activities have simple and clear instructions that explain the steps.
If you would like something simple why not check out our science art activities for kids, like our Germs colouring in page which teaches kids about different germs.
Looking for something a little more challenging? We would recommend our Jenga Herd Immunity activity which teaches kids about vaccinations and herd immunity.
They’re free! You can download and print them to get started on fun activities for kids. At the Telethon Kids Institute we are very passionate about getting people, young and old interested in health and science and believe that creating free and accessible fun science activities for kids is a great way to do this!
We understand, with so many fun science activities for kids to choose from, it can be hard to figure out where to start. All our activities for kids can be done separately as its own activity, you can create a plan by choosing different activities or you can complete every activity.
We would recommend starting at the activity Meeting the Superhero Scientists and see which scientist’s role is most interesting to your child. For example, you could ask your child “Would you like to learn more about what Dr Green does? Just like an epidemiologist, we can learn about investigating pattens and causes of disease and injury in humans” and then use our fun activities for kids to play Herd Immunity Jenga or learn about antibodies and pathogens with our Antibodies and Pathogens memory game.