Preschool Science: Topics, Themes & Areas of Study

I've compiled a list of topics and themes related to science for preschoolers. If there's anything I've missed feel free to leave a comment.

1. The Human Body & Healthy Habits (Also promotes self-awareness!)
2. Colors/Rainbows
3. The 5 Senses (Sight, Smell, Touch, Taste, Hear)
4. Insects (Bugs, Butterflies, Spiders,etc.)
5. Animals (including categories: mammals, reptiles, fish, etc.)
6. Dinosaurs
7. Weather/Seasons
8. Astonomy - Stars, Sun, Moon, Planets
9. Magnets
10. Plants and Gardening
11. Habitats
12. Geology - gemstones, rocks, dirt, soil
13. Motion/Gravity/Weight
14. Cause and Effect (Chemical reactions like oil and water or vinegar and baking soda)
14. Water and the Water Cycle


  1. this is a great post! We're considering homeschooling next year with my preK and K aged kids. It would be great to have some links to projects that utilize these topics! Thanks for this!

  2. Thanks Michelle ,I learned a lot from you.

  3. Great list! How about fluids, solids, and gases as another topic, also textures and materials? Textures and materials would be a nice follow-on or precursor to the motion/gravity/weight topic, and Fluids/solids/gases could go well with cause and effect (cooking chemistry, for example).

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