Science Worksheets

Free Printable Worksheets and Coloring Pages

Free printable science worksheets
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Science is usually a high-interest topic for kids. Children love to know how and why things work, and science is part of everything, from animals and earthquakes to the human body. Take advantage of your student's fascination with science-themed topics by incorporating fun printables and hands-on learning activities into your science studies. 

General Science

It's never too early to begin teaching children to document their scientific lab findings. Teach them to make a hypothesis (an educated guess) about what they think the result of the experiment will be and why. Then, show them how to document the results with science report forms

Learn about the men and women behind today's science by using free worksheets, such as Albert Einstein printables, where students can learn about one of the most famous scientists of all time.

Spend some time exploring the tools of a scientist's trade, such as the parts of a microscope. Study general science principles—that people use every day, often without even realizing it—such as how magnets work, the basics of Newton's laws of motion, and the workings of simple machines.

Earth and Space Science

Earth, space, planets, and the stars are fascinating to students of all ages. The study of life on this planet—and in the universe—is a topic worth delving into with your students. Students can soar into the heavens with astronomy and space exploration printables.

Study the weather and natural disasters such as earthquakes or volcanoes. Discuss the types of scientists who study those fields such as meteorologists, seismologists, volcanologists, and geologists. Spend time outdoors creating your own rock collection and indoors learning about them with rocks printables.

Animal and Insects

Kids love learning about the creatures they can find in their own backyard. Spring is a great time to study the birds and the bees. Learn about the lepidopterists—scientists who study moths and butterflies—and entomologists, who study insects.

Schedule a field trip to a beekeeper or visit a butterfly garden. Visit a zoo and learn about mammals, such as elephants (pachyderms), and reptiles, such as alligators and crocodiles. If your young students are fascinated by reptiles, print a reptiles coloring book for them

You may have a future paleontologist in your class or homeschool. If so, visit a museum of natural history so that she can learn about dinosaurs. Then, capitalize on that interest with a set of free dinosaur printables. While you're studying animals and insects, discuss how the seasons—springsummerfall, and winter—affect them and their habitats.

Oceanography

Oceanography is the study of the oceans and the creatures that live there. Many of the animals who call the ocean home are very unusual looking. Help students learn about the mammals and fish that inhabit the oceans, including dolphins, whales, sharks, and seahorses, as well as:

Then, dig deeper by exploring more facts about dolphins, seahorses, and even lobsters.

Updated by Kris Bales