Autumn and Fall Science Experiments- Science Sparks

Over the many years I’ve been writing Science Sparks, Autumn has always been my favourite season to design themed activities for. I love the colourful leaves, dark nights, cooler weather and of course the run up to Christmas is always exciting too! This collection of fall science experiments and activities makes me smile every time I read it and hopefully has something to excite kids ( and adults ) of all ages.

I also have a fun collection of fall STEM challenges you might like!

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Fall Science Experiments for Kids

Create your own exploding seed device or spinning helicopter seeds to learn about seed dispersal. These are lovely hands on activities that would work well after going on a treasure hunt to search for different types of seeds.

sticky seed science experiment instructions for learning about seed dispersal

This leaf chromatography experiment from Playdough to Plato is fascinating and very colourful.

Fall Kitchen Science Experiments

Learn about changes of state in the kitchen by making toffee apples and treacle toffee. Which is your favourite?

Make spiced apple cider and learn about filtering at the same time.

Try some apple bobbing. Do you know why apples float on water?

Fall Sensory Science Activities

Get creative indoors or out with some lovely autumn themed ice. You could try adding a little salt ( be careful as this makes the ice feel much colder ) to melt it faster or use a pipette to drop warm water over the surface.

autumn leaves frozen in ice for an ice excavation science activity

Use leaves to make prints in play dough and learn to identify different types of leaves.

Orange play dough with a leaf imprint

Get messy with some Autumn gloop. Can you scrunch the cornflour up into a ball? Do you know which properties of cornflour and water make it a Non-Newtonian fluid?

cornflour goo with a pinecone in it

Have some sensory fun with blackberry playdough, from Rainy Day Mum.

We love this beautiful autumn sensory table from The Imagination Tree.

Autumn sensory table full of colourful leaves, pinecone and conkers

More activity ideas for autumn

Can you model the changing seasons with LEGO?

LEGO models of each season

Try some autumn themed weighing and measuring with pumpkins.

Pumpkin activity for autumn

Have some fun in the forest estimating the height of trees.

How tall is a tree? easy instructions for finding out. Bend over and look through your legs. If you can see the top of the tree you are as far away from the tree as it is high

Science crafts for autumn

Find lovely autumn coloured leaves for our hedgehog printable.

Leaf hedgehog template. Fill the hedgehog with colourful leaves
Autumn Hedgehog Craft

Make some leaf rubbings and think about different textures, a lovely idea from Red Ted Art.

leaf rubbings craft for kids, image shows leaf rubbings and crayons

Try these fun activities with sticks and leaves.

Fun forest crafts for kids, collage of leaf pegs, painted pinecone and weaving with stick

What about trying an Autumn version of this floating art experiment from Learn with Play at home.

Autumn Games

Tic Tac Toe Printable

Try our autumn tic tac toe game. Colour the leaves and trees autumn colours, cut them out and play!

Autumn themed tic tac toe game - free printable
Autumn Tic Tac Toe Game

I also have a FREE Autumn Science eBook you can print for free!!

autumn activity pack - 5 autumn  science experiments for kids

Activity ideas for Halloween

If you’re having a Halloween party we’ve got some great ideas to make it a memorable one and some fun Halloween science experiments too.

scary pumpkin image with steaming potions

I’ve also got a simple collection of ideas for outdoor science in the forest you might like.

Do you have any more fall science experiment or craft ideas for us?

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Autumn and Fall Science Experiments

Last Updated on September 23, 2022 by Emma Vanstone