Do-it-yourself science activities for kids

Try your hand at these fun and easy science experiments and activities for kids. Explore science concepts and discover the world around you using simple ingredients found in the home or at school.

  • Safety for DIY science activities

    CSIRO takes safety seriously in all of our activities. While we ensure all activities and demonstrations are as safe as possible, there are some precautions which all young scientists need to keep in mind.

  • Biology activities

    Inside you, inside a shell or inside a forest - explore the insides of life with these fun biology activities and science experiments you can do at home or with your students in the classroom.

  • Chemistry activities

    Explosions, slime and forensic science – what's not to love about chemistry activities and experiments you can do at home?

  • Earth and space science activities

    Underfoot or overhead? Get hands-on with the world and beyond.

  • Maths activities

    These hands-on maths activities add up to sum fun for primary school students – no calculators required.

  • Physics activities

    Balloons, rockets and rainbows are just some of the hands-on activities and experiments that make physics fantastic fun.

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