Get inspired for the new school year with these clever science classroom decorating ideas for elementary and middle school.
One of the best things about teaching science in elementary school is the science door decorating ideas out there.
All the teachers I know LOVE finding and coming up with creative classroom door decoration ideas, and these science classroom decorating ideas are some of the best classroom door decorations that I’ve seen!
If you need new inspiration for your science door decorating ideas, these classroom door ideas are just what you need to bring a bit of spark back into the STEM classroom.
HOW TO DECORATE A CLASSROOM DOOR
Decorating a classroom door doesn’t have to be complicated, although a lot of schools offer prizes for the best classroom door ideas.
The best way to come up with an original idea (as much as that is possible) is to search either for existing science lab decoration ideas or classroom door ideas and modify that.
You can also do a search for science quotes or t-shirts and use that as inspiration for your design.
Most classroom doors are made using various art supplies (common supplies linked below)- mainly paper and staples/tape to hold things up.
If you use pre-made letters, you’ll save yourself the horrible headache of having to print/cut-out letters. Don’t waste hours on this- just use pre-made letters. You can always reuse the letters for multiple ideas.
If you can’t use staples, sticky tack or duct tape tends to have the strongest bonding power.
I like to sketch out the idea of what the classroom door will look like on a piece of paper before getting started with the real thing. It helps with visualization.
And of course, a measuring tape can’t hurt either, so you don’t end up with wonky spacing.
SUPPLIES FOR DECORATING A CLASSROOM SCIENCE DOOR
If you don’t know what to get- these supplies are the best place to start with your science door decorating planning.
You can also find many of these supplies at a local craft store- although I prefer shopping online because who wants to visit 3-4 stores and take hours when you can have it all shipped directly to you in 2 days or less?
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TREND enterprises, Inc. Black & White Terrific Trimmers, Variety PackArrow Fastener 5650G-6 Easyshot Decorating Stapler, GreenArtSkills Neon Poster Letters, 4 Neon Colors, 347 Pieces, 1 Glue Stick (PA-1225)Teacher Created Resources Science Accents (4740)Science Party Favor Labels | 180 StickersRainbow Duo-Finish Kraft Paper Roll, 40 lb, 48 Inches x 200 Feet, Sky BlueBlack Paper Roll 18 by 1800 Inches (150 Feet) – Use it as Black Butcher Paper, Craft Paper, Bulletin Board Paper, Banner Paper, Table Runner Roll, Backing Paper, Blackout Paper, Wrapping Paper, Art Paper3M Multi-Use Duct Tape, 2930-C, 1.88 Inches by 30 YardsElmer’s All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 7 Gram, 30 CountPacon 4Modern Mix EZ LettersCarson-Dellosa Scalloped Borders Variety Set – IV, 2-1/4 in X 3 ft, Set of 4Creative Teaching Press Bold & Bright Sticky Notes Border (8346)Bulletin Borders – 6-Pack Bulletin Board Borders, Geometric Pattern and Back to School Theme Decorative Trimmers, Border Trim for Classroom, School, 2.25 x 36 inches
SCIENCE LAB DECORATION IDEAS
Although you don’t need science lab decoration ideas to teach STEM activities for kids, it certainly makes your classroom more exciting for kids on those first days of school!
If you need more classroom decorating ideas, we also have a list of fun and clever classroom door ideas.
If you’ve already planned all of your science experiments for kids for the year, then you’re ready to move on to science classroom decorating!
Note: I’ve tried my best to source all of these ideas to the original source, but I wasn’t able to locate the original source for many. If you know where these come from or are the owner of these images, please reach out to me so I can give proper credit!
Without further ado, here are the science door decorating ideas:
EASY SCIENCE DOOR IDEAS
Use these science lab decorating ideas when you’re short on time.
How much fun is this little “think like a proton” science door? It’s too cute and I’m in love with the simplicity and the cleverness.
Let us pause for a moment of science. Clever. I really like this science door.
This science classroom door will help your students feel special and exclusive.
Don’t have much time to put a classroom door together? This flask is easy and straight to the point.
I’m a bit of a sucker for science icons, so I really like this explore science classroom door.
I like this science classroom door idea because it’s all hand drawn, so if you’re short on time, you can use this as your inspiration.
Using the periodic table of elements to decorate a science classroom is a popular choice.
This is a phrase I see on science t-shirts a lot. You could do any number of variations of this science door.
MORE SCIENCE CLASSROOM DECORATING IDEAS FOR DOORS
Have a bit more time? Try one of these science classroom door ideas!
The debate is still ongoing whether it is OK to teach with memes- some teachers love it, while others feel like its pandering, but I’m a fan of memes, so here you go.
Love this science bulletin board with animal and plant cells. This can easily be adapted as a science lab door.
As far as science classroom decorating ideas go, this is one of the most impressive I’ve ever seen. It’s a 3D(ish) model of frog anatomy. Could also do with people.
Think like a scientist- open your mind to science.
This is a phrase I see on science t-shirts a lot. You could do any number of varation of this science door.
Keep calm and experiment on. A good phrase for a science lab door.
I like this STEM bulletin board because it shows all of the elements of STEM and you could easily change the shape to fit your classroom door.
Another science door with a think like a scientist theme.
Minions are popular choices for classroom doors. I like this science is a blast classroom door.
I like the idea of maximizing the work you do once. So, you could keep the same base on your science lab door with this, just switch out the scientist each month. Less work and more learning!
This is a cute science door theme for younger kids.
I like this science door because the little science teacher in the center has the real teacher’s photo.
Science plus you IS a great mixture.
I really like this science bulletin board. I think it would adapt quite well to a science lab door.
So there you have it! These are the best science classroom decorating ideas for your science or STEM classroom door.