Storybook Science Series

March is National Reading Month, which kicks off with Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America Day on March 2nd. It seems only appropriate to combine my two favorite things – reading and science. I’ve partnered with some amazing bloggers to bring you the Storybook Science Series. We’ll be sharing science activities inspired by children’s books all month long! Look for ideas in the following topics: experiments, engineering, Earth and space science, and ecosystems and the environment.

Storybook Science Series featuring science activities inspired by children's books

Storybook Science

Be sure to bookmark or pin this page to see all of the posts as they go live. I’ll also be sharing weekly roundups over at Read Science.


March 1

Exploring the Way Things Work inspired by The New Way Things Work from Mama Smiles
Plant Science Experiment inspired by The Tales of Peter Rabbit from Inspiration Laboratories

March 2

Making Thunder Science Experiment inspired by Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? from Preschool Powol Packets

March 3

Zombie Goldfish Optical Illusion Experiment inspired by My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish from JDaniel4’s Mom

March 4

How Do Boats Float – an Experiment inspired by The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones from Nerdy Mamma

March 5

Balancing Like the Cat in the Hat Gravity Experiment inspired by from Line upon Line Learning

March 6

Things That Go Experiment inspired by The Pigeon Loves Things That Go! from Inspiration Laboratories



March 8

Design and Build a Greek Temple Engineering Challenge inspired by Percy Jackson and The Olympians from Planet Smarty Pants

March 9

Design Challenge for Kids: The Three Little Pigs inspired by The Three Little Pigs: An Architectural Tale from Mama Smiles

March 10

If I Built a Car Tinkering inspired by If I Built a Car from Bambini Travel
Can You Build a Genius Light: Electronics for Kids inspired by Night Lights and Now and Ben from Inspiration Laboratories

March 11

Build a Bridge for 21 Elephants inspired by Twenty-One Elephants from Playground Parkbench

March 12

Build a LEGO Rubber Band Car inspired by 5 Minute Batman Stories fromLittle Bins for Little Hands

March 13

Understanding Robots inspired by Robot Robbery from Line upon Line Learning

March 14

100 Invitations to Build inspired by Iggy Peck, Architect from Left Brain Craft Brain

March 15

Design a Seed Engineering Challenge inspired by The Dandelion Seed from Share it! Science
Build a Lemon Battery sponsored by Green Works inspired by Girls Think of Everything from Inspiration Laboratories

Earth and Space Science

March 16

Moon Activity for Kids inspired by Kitten’s First Full Moon from Mama Smiles

March 17

Learn about Dirt with Sediment Jars inspired by Dirt: The Scoop on Soil from Read Science

March 18

DIY Cardboard Space Rocket inspired by The Astronaut Instruction Manual from Nerdy Mama

March 19

Experiment with a Moon Buggy inspired by Willoughby and the Moon from JDaniel4’s Mom

March 20

Great Adventures with The Pebble in My Pocket Peakle Pie

March 21

Learn about Different Types of Clouds inspired by The Cloud Book from Kelly’s Classroom

March 22

Exploring Reflections inspired by How to Catch a Star from Play & Learn Every Day

March 23

Erupting Mount Vesuvius: Combining History with Science inspired by You Wouldn’t Want to Live in Pompeii from Creative Family Fun
Erosion Experiment inspired by In the Canyon from Inspiration Laboratories

Ecosystems and the Environment

March 24

Edible Pirate Ecosystem (Beach Ecosystem) inspired by Mabel Jones and the Forbidden City from Nerdy Mama
Bug Hunt (with Free Printable) inspired by Small Wonders from Edventures with Kids

March 25

Gardening Fun for Kids inspired by The Curious Garden from Mama Smiles

March 26

How Long Does It Last? inspired by The Lorax from Smart Tinker

March 27

Easy Decomposition Experiment inspired by The Lorax from Science Sparks

March 28

Oil Spill Clean Up Experiment inspired by Harriet’s Home at Sea from Kitchen Counter Chronicles

March 29

Flower Garden Collage Art inspired by Planting a Rainbow from School Time Snippets

March 30

Top Tips for Rock Pooling with Kids inspired by Sharing a Shell from Rainy Day Mum

March 31

Make a Recycled Planter on a String inspired by The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle from JDaniel4’s Mom

Stay Connected

I’ll be sharing the Storybook Science posts each day as they go live on Facebook. You can also subscribe to the Inspiration Laboratories weekly newsletter. Each issue has exclusive hands-on science explorations for children, a recap of our latest activities, and special resources selected just for you!


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