Fall Science Activities

Fall is just around the corner. Are you ready for the change in seasons? Here are 13 fall science activities that are perfect for this time of year.

Fall Science Activities - science ideas for apples, leaves, Halloween, and exploring outside from Inspiration Laboratories

Apple Science

Apple Tree Seasons

Talk about the changing seasons with The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree.

Head outside for an apple tree investigation. Find out if your apples are ripe and ready to eat.

Conduct a mini apple investigation and taste if the apples are ripe.

Leaf Science

Collecting Leaves: a Preschool Learning Experience

Have an adventure collecting leaves and other nature objects.  Examine textures, listen, observe, and explore!

Bring your leaf collection home and practice sorting leaves and seeds. Sorting is an important math and science skill and a precursor to classification.

Examine your leaves and create pictures with them. As you build your own Leaf Man, discuss the difference between the leaves – the colors, the shapes, etc.

Halloween Science

This glowing Halloween science demo with chlorophyll is sure to impress. Chlorophyll is green under normal light, but fluoresces red under UV light.

Halloween Science: Fluorescent Chlorophyll

Create a Halloween science lab that’s perfect for Trunk or Treat or a Halloween party. Choose props that glow in the dark or fluoresce under a black light. Make glowing slime, vampire blood, and other concoctions to fill your vials.

After you carve pumpkins this year, make some pumpkin oobleck {with real pumpkin}!

Halloween Science: Pumpkin Oobleck

Turn your rock collection into pumpkin rocks.

Pumpkin Rocks

Explore Outside

Fall is the perfect time to go outside and explore your surroundings. Work on observations skills and learning about nature.

Go On A Sound Hunt Inspired by Mr. Brown Can Moo by Dr. Seuss

Go on an outdoor sound hunt inspired by Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss.

F is for Forest Lessons

Learn some forest lessons. The post discusses exploring the deep forest as well as forest edges.

Stay tuned for more fall science activities this year!

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This post was originally published on August 23, 2013.

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