Halloween is a perfect time of year for kids to embrace their inner mad scientists. Check out these ten ideas for ways to fill your home or classroom with skeletal, creepy-crawly, ghastly and ghoulish STEM fun.
This hands-on activity is perfect for tactile learners, and it can also provide a welcome break from the overwhelm of Halloween candy. Get (manageably) messy and get creative with sparkles, slime, glitter, and googly eyes as you concoct supernatural slime!
This simple experiment uses baking soda and vinegar to make gummy worms come alive and dance right in front of your eyes! It’s a particularly big hit with kids who love creepy-crawlies.
Have an explosive Halloween with this cool at-home chemistry experiment! We recommend stocking up on a few pumpkins – your kids will want to run this experiment again and again.
An engineering challenge with a scary twist? You don’t say! Get your young maker thinking about bridge design this Halloween season.
Concoct a gooey tiered potion to tangibly demonstrate the properties of density in this creepy liquid layers challenge!
Self care? More like self-SCARE. Mix up a Halloween bath bomb with your teenager using turmeric, baking soda, and more.
Use a spin on the old mentos-and-Diet-Coke trick to make flying ghost rockets! You can even run several “trials” of this experiment, varying the ingredients to see how the flight patterns are affected.