In the summer, we love our patriotic activities for kids! But we always want that science and STEM hook (you could call it our special obsession!). This time, I’m letting you see some of our very favorite patriotic science experiments that you can do for Memorial Day, the 4th of July, Labor Day, President’s Day, or any other major American holiday!
And you other countries with red, white, and blue flags (Looking at you Australia, UK, France, Norway, Chilie, etc), you can use these activities during your country celebrations too!
Keep reading to make sure you have everything you need to do these patriotic science activities and then get the full list of patriotic science ideas below!
Patriotic Science Experiments to Try All Year Round
If you love red white and blue, and you love your country, you’ll love to celebrate it with patriotic science! We always do! These science experiments will celebrate red, white, and blue in a fun, scienc-y way.
Scroll down to get the activities in this list, but you can also click the link below to download a complete patriotic science bundle complete with 4 patriotic experiments with lesson plan, worksheets, and printable step-by-step directions!
Countries with Red, White, and Blue Flags
STEAMsational is an American company, so I naturally think about America when I think about patriotic things. But, there are so many other countries that also have red, white, and blue flags!
If you’re in one of these countries, you’ll love using our patriotic science experiments for your special holidays and celebrations, too!
- Costa Rica
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
- The Netherlands
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
We are American, but we want science and patriotic activities to be done around the world!
Supplies for Patriotic Science Activities
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Patriotic STEM Kits
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On to the Patriotic Science Activities!
Check out this list of super fun, super patriotic experiments that kids will love doing over and over!
If your kids love explosions and chemistry, they will love these Patriotic Paint Bombs!
This fluffy Patriotic Slime is very low-mess and so much fun for science lovers.
If you can’t do real fireworks this year, try Milk Fireworks! With milk fireworks you can create an explosion of color inside a bowl.
Make your own Patriotic Discovery Bottle and learn about the science of density and viscosity.
Do this patriotic balloon painting activity and learn about the science behind why things explode and how far the splatter travels! It’s the basis of forensic science!
Do this temperature density experiment with red and blue water and watch how temperature can either keep the colors separate or make them mix!
Turn white flowers red white and blue with the Patriotic Color Changing Flowers experiment.
Make Mint Fireworks and learn about how things dissolve and why they dissolve following a specific pattern.
Make your own Fireworks in a Jar and learn about color dispersion and how things dissolve.
For another fun chemistry art experiment, make these exploding paint bombs in red, white, and blue! They aren’t bombs at all, but film canister rockets that launch due to the build-up of carbon dioxide.
Did you know that the turkey was considered as the national animal for the United States for a while? Learn about this history fact while learning how to make a turkey out of LEGO!