Easter Science Projects

11 Fun Easter Science Projects To Try

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Are you looking for science projects, experiments, and topics that you can tie in with the Easter holiday? Here's a collection of resources for you. Many of the projects are good throughout spring, so you can enjoy them for months.

Natural egg dyes produce Easter eggs wtih a muted, earthy appearance.
Natural egg dyes produce Easter eggs wtih a muted, earthy appearance. SilviaJansen, Getty Images

Many fruits and vegetables make great dyes. These are easy instructions for making your own natural Easter egg dyes, using fruits, vegetables, and spices. Some ingredients even change colors at different levels of acidity, so you can make color-change eggs. More »

Use chemistry to make water appear to turn into wine.
Use chemistry to make water appear to turn into wine. Maciej Toporowicz, NYC, Getty Images

This popular chemistry demonstration is often called turning water into wine. It's really a simple example of a pH indicator. The liquid appears clear within one pH range, yet turns red when the pH changes. More »

Cover a real egg with crystals to use as an Easter decoration.
Cover a real egg with crystals to use as an Easter decoration. Douglas Sacha / Getty Images
Grow crystals on a real egg to make a crystal Easter egg. This is a quick project that can be used with any of a variety of kitchen ingredients to produce a hanging Easter ornament, tabletop egg decoration or sparkling crystal Easter egg geode. More »
You can crystallize sugar onto string to make extra-special Easter eggs and baskets.
You can crystallize sugar onto string to make extra-special Easter eggs and baskets. Carl Pendle / Getty Images

You can crystallize sugar onto string to make a special Easter egg that you can use as a decoration or an Easter basket. With care, the crystal egg shapes can last for years to come. More »

You can cut Silly Putty, but the forms will lose their shape over time.
You can cut Silly Putty, but the forms will lose their shape over time. camilla wisbauer, Getty Images
The reason you find Silly Putty in an egg is because it was packaged as an Easter novelty toy for the International Toy Fair in New York in 1950. More »
Easter Peeps come in other shapes besides chicks, such as Easter Bunnies.
Easter Peeps come in other shapes besides chicks, such as Easter Bunnies. April Bauknight, Getty Images
Peeps are marshmallows, which are puffed table sugar or sucrose. When you microwave them, the water in the peeps vaporizes, causing bubbles trapped in the sugar to expand and the peeps to grow and grow and grow. That is fun all by itself, but you can use the melted peeps to make s'mores. More »
Egg in a Bottle Demonstration
The egg in a bottle demonstration illustrates concepts of pressure and volume. Anne Helmenstine
Are you wondering what to do with those Easter eggs? Try this simple science demonstration in which you get a hard-boiled egg to slip into a bottle, even though the egg doesn't fit. More »
Chocolate Easter Eggs
Chocolate Easter Eggs. Scott Liddell, morguefile.com
What makes Easter chocolate so awesome? Part of it has to be the beautiful foil wrappers used for Easter candy, but the chemistry of chocolate plays a big part, too. Theobromine is the chemical in chocolate that is related to caffeine. More »
You can make colored chalk yourself.
You can make colored chalk yourself. Jeffrey Hamilton, Getty Images
Colored chalk is a popular Easter basket gift since it can be used for an activity other than eating. While you could buy colored chalk, it's fun and easy to make your own. More »
A green ring forms where the yolk meets the white.
A green ring forms where the yolk meets the white when iron from the yolk reacts with hydrogen sulfide produced by heating the egg white. Maximilian Stock Ltd., Getty Images
Have you ever wondered why some hard boiled eggs have a ring of green around the yolk? Here's a look at what causes green yolks, whether the green is safe to eat and how you can prevent yolks from turning green in the first place. More »
It's possible to change the color of an egg yolk.
It's possible to change the color of an egg yolk by introducing an oil soluble dye or feeding poultry a special diet. Tim Graham, Getty Images

 Everyone colors the shell of their Easter eggs, but wouldn't it be cool to color the yolks as well? It's possible! More »