October is one of the best months of the year. Not only does the tempature start to drop, but October kicks off the hoiday season, with one of the best holidays ever, Halloween! Halloween is the perfect time to explore the grosser, creepier, and spookier side of science experiments for kids. Halloween science experiments are truly memorable, and provide tons of educational value for kids!
You don’t have to be a scientist to do these fun science acvitities at home with your kids. These spooky science experiments work for at home, at a Halloween party, and in the classroom to make your elementary science experiments a bit more fun!
Each of these Halloween experiments can be adapted for a wide variety of ages, from kindergarten all the way up to middle school!
WHY DO HALLOWEEN SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS?
Why are kids fascinated with all things spooky, gross, and creepy?
It’s definitely hard to say, but Halloween is the perfect time to take advantage of this fascination.
Kids will love learning about the science behind their favorite creepy experiences and Halloween is also a fun time to give a Halloween or spooky twist to any traditional science experiment. Why just make a baking soda and vinegar reaction when you can turn it into a mad scientist’s lab?
Or why make a regular leakproof bag science experiment when you can turn it in to creepy brain surgery?
With a bit of imagination, Halloween science is the best science of all!
If you love Halloween science, don’t miss this list of Halloween slime recipes!
WHAT CAN KIDS LEARN WITH HALLOWEEN EXPERIMENTS?
These Halloween science experiments teach chlidren about a variety of scientific concepts including:
- Molecules and atoms
- Bacteria and mold growth
- Molecular bonds
- Chemical reactions
- Properties of matter
- And more!
You just might be surprised how much science there is to learn within the realm of creepy science!
Don’t miss the complete list of Halloween STEM activities.
WHAT TO INCLUDE IN A HALLOWEEN SCIENCE EXPERIMENT
All science experiments should contain four parts:
- A question or hypothesis.
- A test or experiment.
- The recording of data.
- A re-test with additional varaibles.
Include these four elements in your science experiments to make them true experiments, rather than just science demonstrations.
We make it easier to extend the learning of your science experiments with our free science experiment worksheet!
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO THESE SPOOKY SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS
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HALLOWEEN SCIENCE BOOKS TO USE
Grossology: The Science of Really Gross ThingsOh, Ick!: 114 Science Experiments Guaranteed to Gross You Out!Bugs: A Stunning Pop-up Look at Insects, Spiders, and Other Creepy-CrawliesThe Mason Jar Scientist: 30 Jarring STEAM-Based Projects
THE COMPLETE LIST OF SPOOKY SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS
Kids will love these Halloween experiments!
Try one or two, or try several all month long! And if you need more inspiration, don’t miss our Halloween STEM challenge calendar, filled with spooky Halloween science and STEM activities that you can do all month long!
READY TO GO HALLOWEEN SCIENCE KITS
Playz Disgusting n’ Gross Zombie Farts, Boogers, & Bloody Slime Science Activity & Experiment Set – 34+ Tools to Make Levitating Eyeballs, Gizzards, Fart Putty & Boiled Boogers for Boys & Girls Age 8+Scientific Explorer Disgusting Anatomy BrainHalloween Idea – ZOMBIE PLANT GROW KIT- (Touch It and It PLAYS DEAD!) Unique Nature Kit- Grow a Fun Interactive House Plant that Plays DEAD when Touched & Comes back to life in Minutes!Ghost Science KitHalloween Science Party
Want More Halloween STEAM? (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)
Find more amazing Halloween STEAM activities in the STEAM Kids Halloween book!