Science is fun. Creative science door decorations create an atmosphere of anticipation. What can a student expect to discover behind the door? Decorating the classroom walls with science bulletin boards adds to the excitement. After all, science means inventions and experiments and some “crazy” theories to explore.
We created a list of the best science bulletin board and door decorations to stimulate science teachers in making bulletin board masterpieces to inspire curious minds even more. You’ll find links to the original sources where these creative and fun science-themed classroom decorations can be found if you want to explore them in more detail.
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Top Science Bulletin Board Ideas
STEM, Robots, And Coding Bulletin Boards
A slogan is something you remember. Create a science bulletin board using a STEM phrase as the focal point. Then surround it with gears; each gear containing a student’s name.
A cute robot and a coding frame create the atmosphere to learn some code and celebrate students’ progress. Each student has their “computer” on the bulletin board with their name and decorated with stickers. Use computer punch cards to track time spent in the computer lab.
The silhouette heads with colorful churning gears show how the mind’s gears work. Arrows in different sizes and colors represent the mind’s interaction with technology.
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Interactive Science Bulletin Boards
Create the DNA strand with velcro or magnets. Then challenge students to complete the DNA strand and see the different results. Decorate the bulletin board with information about DNA strands.
Let the planets come to life by representing the planets in 3D on a science bulletin board. Make the planets from Styrofoam balls or have the student create paper Maché planets.
A fun, sticky bulletin board represents the sun and its layers! Using cantaloupes, toothpicks, and sticky white labels, students and teachers can together create a 3D sun. The challenge is to decide which parts of the cantaloupe represent the different layers of the sun.
Motivate students to ask science questions with this bulletin board. Students don’t have to wait for the teacher to supply the answer; they should share it if they know the answer. A teacher can also use these questions for quick discussions or make them part of the lesson.
Bulleting Boards With Class Photos
Create a three-dimensional, well, at least the hair, of the “mad” teacher-scientist wearing a lab coat. Decorate the surrounding areas with pictures of students busy with science experiments.
Make a bulletin board or decorate the wall inside or leading to the science classroom with photos of science students at work. If the area is large enough, add new photos each year; previous students’ photos may inspire the new budding scientists.
It is a fun idea to decorate the classroom door with Instagram photos; you can use the same idea for a bulletin board. Use pictures with science themes and change the images throughout the year. Alternatively, decorate the door with photos of science students or science projects.
Scientific Method Bulletin Boards
The bulletin board idea reminds students of the scientific method steps when working on a science project. With the bulletin board showing the steps, students can reference if they aren’t sure about the next step.
The Scientific Method bulletin board is a permanent display showing students the scientific process. On the second bulletin board, Let’s Talk Science, add the word cards as the teacher teaches the method’s distinct steps. The third board, the Challenge bulletin board, contains blue pockets for competitions, challenges, and science projects.
The Science Mindset bulletin board use statements students make to encourage science students. Create a giant brain. Then add these statements combined with a positive scientific statement. The bulletin board reminds students that their science minds expand as they become open to new ideas and perspectives.
Periodic Table Bulletin Boards
Create a periodic table bulletin board with tiles decorated by students. Each student decorates an element tile with real-life examples related to that element.
This bulletin board is not on the wall but the classroom’s ceiling – a fun way to learn the elements. At St Michael’s, a grade 12 student created the periodic table on the ceiling. Every time a student looks up, they will see it.
Use the layout of the periodic table to display the science project drawings of your third graders.
More Science Bulletin Boards
Keep Calm and Experiment On is a fun slogan for a science bulletin board, hall, or door decoration. Make the slogan with colorful letters and decorate the board with science equipment and class photos.
Use pictures of the invention, the scientist’s name in colorful letters, and add some facts. By choosing everyday items, students will realize that there was a time these items, they take for granted, weren’t invented yet.
When combining books with the periodic table, you have an interesting bulletin board for science-loving readers. Don’t stop with the periodic table; why not add some scientist cutouts too?
Make science real to the students by sticking articles about current science news and events to the board. Inspire the kids also to add news articles they find about science.
The cute bulletin board illustrates the water cycle for first graders.
Science Classroom Door Decorations
From sparkling snow crystals at the top to falling snowflake stickers and 3D cotton snow at the bottom, the door decoration shows the process of how snow forms.
The fun door decoration dissects a frog without students having to dissect it themselves. Students can learn all about a frog by observing it on their classroom door. Label the different parts of the frog and have a window section to show its organs. The frog legs will reach across the door to the wall.
It’s amazing how tinfoil, a hand-print, and a keypad can transform an ordinary classroom door into a secret lab entrance.
What an incredible motivator! Any student who enters this door will pause and think about this statement.
Bonus: Science Bulletin Board Sets
If you’re not interested or don’t have the time to create science bulletin boards from scratch, then these science bulletin board sets should get you started.
What is your favorite science bulletin board? Please share your creative ideas and tips on making the best science bulletin boards in the comments.