Science Riddles with Answers for Kids (with free pdf)

Are you ready for a little science fun? Here are science riddles with answers that will get your students thinking (and smiling).

These clever science riddles are perfect for Chemistry and Biology classes. A few in this riddle collection will also work for younger kids.

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Science Riddles with pdf

Science Riddles with Answers for Kids

Have some science fun with these science riddles.

  • You will find me in Mercury, Earth, Mars, and Jupiter, but not in Venus or Neptune. What am I? – The letter R.
  • What is the moon’s worth? – $1, because it has 4 quarters.
  • What can be measured, but has no length, width, or height? – The temperature.
  • You can’t see me, but I can see you. To be more specific, I see through. What am I? – An X-ray.
  • At night they come without being fetched. By day they are lost without being stolen. What are they? – The stars.
  • What has a mouth but can’t chew? – A river.
  • Lots of people have heard it, but no one has seen it. It will not speak back unless spoken to. What is it? – An echo.
  • It is very hard to create me, but I can’t be destroyed, I can only change form. What am I? – Energy.
  • I am the child of the water, yet when I return to the water, I die. What am I? – Ice.
  • I am the one who remains awake when you sleep. But I need to rest when you awake. Who Am I? – Subconscious Mind.
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Chemistry Riddles

These science riddles are specifically for chemistry lovers.

  • I’m in your kitchen pantry, waiting for you to wrap me over something. What am I? – Aluminium.
  • What is black when you purchase it, red while you are using it, and gray when you discard it? – Charcoal.
  • What four periodic elements, when combined, make up something that terrifies criminals? – Carbon, Oxygen, Phosphorous, and Sulfur (C + O + P + S).
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  • If bananas were to have a chemical formula, what would it be? – BaNa2.
  • I am a gas that is essential for plants, but I can’t be bought at the gas station. What am I? – Carbon dioxide.
  • I am a god, I am a planet, and I can measure the temperature. What am I? – Mercury.
  • I can be sparkling, I can be still, I am a liquid and something you can spill. What am I? – Water.
  • If you get me as a medal it means that you have done your best. I am what you find in abundance in a hidden treasure chest. What am I? – Gold.
  • Occasionally associated with smelly things, what state of matter am I? – Gas.
  • I am a unit of chemical elements, but I can never be trusted. What am I? – An atom, they make up everything.
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Biology Riddles

  • Anyone can hold me, even without their hands, yet no one can do it for long. What am I? – Breath.
  • I am under your face and outside your mind. What am I? – Skull.
  • I am a ball that can be rolled, but never bounced or thrown. What am I? – The eyeball.
  • I am hard as a stone but you can find me on your body. What am I? – Teeth.
  • Without me as a part of your brain, you would lose your posture and balance, and be unable to coordinate muscle movements. I always hang out near my good friend the brainstem. What am I? – Cerebellum.
  • I am three-quarters of the universe and almost nothing is known about me. What am I? – Dark matter.
  • I can be good for you, I can be bad. You can find me all over your body. What am I? – Bacteria.

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