Middle schoolers are overgrown kids who just want to have a fun time in the classroom. You can fulfil their dreams and wishes with these exciting Easter science projects for middle school!
We like to use Peeps a lot in our Easter science experiments, so you’ll see a lot of Peeps experiments, but we also have science projects with plants, chemical reactions, explosions, and molecular bonds.
Middle school STEM activities can still be full of hands-on science fun that helps kids love science while also providing the actual learning they need to pass their big end-of-year exams.
Keep reading and pick out your favorite hands-on middle school Easter science activities!
Tips for Making Science Fun in Middle School
Middle school is high school lite. Things start to get harder, but they don’t mean as much as they do in high school. Middle schoolers are there to learn more advanced subjects, sure, but they are also there to learn how to manage their time, belongings, schedules, and a more difficult course load.
In middle school, kids go from the hands-on teaching style of elementary school to the almost completely autonomous approach of high school.
I happen to love doing science with middle schoolers, because it’s the first time kids can really take ownership of their projects.
You don’t have to worry as much about the safety of the projects, so you can do things like make burning ice and work with chemicals that might stain clothing or be unsafe for younger kids to use.
Middle school is also an exciting time where kids start learning how to really think on their own and organize their thoughts in a thoughtful, efficient manner.
This means that science experiments start to really mean something, and they are finally able to put the entire scientific method in practice.
But, middle school kids are also young enough to still want to have fun in the classroom.
So, it’s really the golden hour for hands-on science.
While high school kids might not want to do Easter science, middle schoolers will love using Easter themes in the science classroom.
Keep things fun in the middle school science classroom by bringing in fun topics, themes, and challenges that interest middle schoolers (like Fortnite STEAM activities!).
Keep reading to find a list of Easter science experiments that middle schoolers will enjoy.
Things You Need for Easter Science
If you are doing Easter science projects for middle school, add in these fun supporting tools to make it more fun and easier and to add STEM elements to your projects.
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The Complete List of Middle School Easter Science Experiments
Middle schoolers have such a fun time doing the Egg Drop STEM Challenge. Add in more difficulty and design parameters for the middle school level.
Middle schoolers love things that have a big wow factor. These Exploding Rubber Eggs will definitely do the trick.
Middle school is the first time kids are able to handle hot liquids safely. Make these Salt Crystal Rainbows and learn about molecular bonding.
Middle schoolers will have a fun time learning How to Make a Stop Motion Video. We used jellybeans in our stop motion video, which makes it timely for Easter, but you could also do a video with Peeps!
Making Rubber Rainbow Naked Eggs never gets old, and middle schoolers will love trying out this experiment.
Middle schoolers may pretend to be all grown up, but they are still kids and love things like Glitter Rainbow Slime!
Dive into chemical reaction science with an Easter Lava Lamp .
Light refraction is a fascinating study at any age, but middle schoolers can dive into the math and technology aspect of the Silver Egg Experiment.
Sometimes you just need to make some Edible Jellybean Slime, even in middle school.
Expand on this Eggshell Gardens activity by testing additional variables and plant types. You could even test cross-pollination with this activity.
Middle schoolers will love this Make a Soap-Powered Boat activity because they get to cut Peeps into pieces.
Flex your middle schooler’s design skills and have them complete the Peeps Boat Engineering challenge.
Visit the Peeps Science Experiments page for even more Peeps science experiments!
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