When it comes to homeschooling or just general fun things to do with kids on rainy or snowy days, most kids love and crave things that help them get hands on experience to learn about the world around them. Science experiments are a perfect way to interact and allow them to make these tangible connections. Most kids are fascinated with the way our bodies and that of animals work. If you are looking for some exciting and easy biology experiments for kids of all ages, I have put together a fun list so you can use them for your homeschooling lesson plans or just something to keep kids entertained on a day when the weather is not cooperating.
Easy Biology Experiments for Kids
Nerdy Science has a great and easy way to demonstrate how our lungs work with this Model Lungs experiment.
123 Homeschool 4 Me has an edible model of an animal cell complete with all the small parts and it’s made with Jell-o and other candy.
Left Brain, Craft Brain has a neat lesson and experiment that explains the Biology of Yogurt.
What the Teacher Wants has a really quick experiment on seeing your own heart beat using a marshmallow and a toothpick.
My Montessori Journey shows you a way to demonstrate parts of the blood using things you probably have at home.
Another great science experiment from Left Brain, Craft Brain is this one showing the Biology of Bread.
Science Matters has a simple experiment showing how food is digested in the stomach before being passed onto the rest of the digestive system.
I love a good project using things that would normally go in the trash and this DIY Model of the Human Digestive System from VSO Teacher’s Handbook is really cool!
The Scientific Mom has a couple of great biology and human body experiments such as Taste Test Challenge, Digestive System Cake and even a model of your digestive system that makes it’s own “poo”.
For younger kids, you could make this What’s in Our Blood Sensory Tub from I can Teach My Child.