Hello! Welcome to the EXCITES World Wide Web Activities site.

  • Here you'll find a number of useful activities that are appropriate for elementary school science demonstrations. Most are designed to be done by the students themselves with supervision.
  • You have your choice between activities falling in the broad categories of Earth Science, Life Science and Physical Science.
  • Wherever you see the logo, you can click there to go back to the previous page.

Be sure to check the materials list before heading to the school! Have fun!


Excites was a grant program that united many sources into a three-year leadership program for K-6 science teachers. Over 75 teachers received training in life, earth and physical sciences. Sixteen school districts had leadership teams as participants. The area served by the grant roughly covers a 50-mile circle centered at the California State Capitol.

The EXCITES program is directed by Dr.Rich Nuccitelli of U.C.Davis.
If you would like more information or have suggestion, please email rlnuccitelli@ucdavis.edu

Content and editing of activities by Len White.

Digital design by Danica Nuccitelli.