Microscope Riddles

Here are six riddles for kids where the answer is a microscope. These are therefore great for using with all of our other medical, chemistry and science riddles.

The first four are rhyming riddles, with the word ‘microscope’ completing the rhyme of the fourth, while the fifth is a one line riddle that contains an internal rhyme.

The sixth and final idea is a What Am I riddle. To use that one, read the first line to your kids and ask them to try to guess what’s being described. As the clue is that it’s something that has a slide but which isn’t a playground, they might guess that it’s a water park or a Powerpoint presentation.

If they don’t guess that a microscope is the answer, read them the second clue and have them take another guess now that they have some extra information. Keep doing this until they either guess that the correct answer is a microscope or they run out of clues.

Microscope Riddles For Kids

Microscope Riddles For Kids

Although I’m not a playground
I am something with a slide
I can be found in a lab
I help things be magnified

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This item helps you see things
Too small for the naked eye
Just insert them on a slide
And then this will magnify

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Although your eye gets put on this
It is not a door peephole
It’s something used in a lab if
Viewing small things is your goal

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I am something that has a slide
Although I don’t have a slope
In a lab I magnify things
Which means I’m a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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When I’m used with a slide things can be magnified

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What Am I?

I have a slide but I’m not a playground
I have a lens but I’m not a camera
I can help you see cells but I’m not a prison guard
I can be found in a laboratory but I’m not a test tube
I have your eye pressed to me but I’m not a peephole

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Telescope Riddles

Here are seven riddles for kids where the answer is a telescope, so they’re great for using with our other science, space and astronomy riddles.

The first five of these are rhyming riddles, while the sixth is a one line riddle which also has an internal rhyme.

The last of these is a What Am I riddle. To use that one, read the clue that’s on the first line to your children and have them take a guess at what they think the answer might be. As the clue is that it’s something you can look through but which isn’t a window, they might guess that it’s a camera or a pair of sunglasses.

If they don’t guess that a telescope is the answer, read them the second clue and ask them to take another guess. Keep doing this until your kids either work out that the answer is a telescope or they run out of clues.

Telescope Riddles For Kids

Telescope Riddles For Kids

When looking at the night sky
You’re able to see the moon
But you might need to use this
If you want to see Neptune

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Although I’m not a window
I am something you look through
I’m often on a tripod
Things in space I help you view

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If you put your eye to this
It can help you to see far
It helps you to see planets
The moon or even a star

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This is something you can look through
Although it’s not a bubble
There is a large one out in space
Which has the name of Hubble

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I’m often on a tripod
As I need a steady base
You look through me at the sky
For a good look into space

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I can help you see far like the moon or a star

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What Am I?

I can be looked through but I’m not a window
I have your eye pressed to me but I’m not a door peephole
I’m often placed on a tripod but I’m not a camera
I help you see things that are far away but I’m not a pair of binoculars
I’m often pointed at the sky but I’m not a satellite dish

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Periodic Table Riddles

For the last couple of months, we’ve been publishing loads of different riddles for kids with a geography theme.

We’re changing things up today with a set based on a different school subject theme. These riddles all have the periodic table as their answer, so could be used with our other chemistry riddles.

The first couple of these rhyme, while the third is a What Am I riddle.

To use that final idea, read the first line of it to your children and ask them to take a guess at the answer.

As the clue says that it’s something that contains more than 100 things, there’s a good chance that they’re not going to guess that the answer is the periodic table.

If they do guess incorrectly, read them the clue on the second line and have them guess again. Keep doing this until they either guess the right answer or they run out of clues.

If you need some other activities to use with one or more of these riddles, check out these periodic table scavenger hunt ideas.

Periodic Table Riddles For Kids

Periodic Table Riddles For Kids

Number one is hydrogen
Twenty-five is manganese
Sodium is eleven
What list contains all of these?

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This list is very hard to remember
I’d be impressed if you were able
As there’s more than 100 elements
It’s called the _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _      _ _ _ _ _

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What Am I?

I contain more than 100 things but I’m not a jigsaw puzzle
I contain metals but I’m not a car
I contain hydrogen and oxygen but I’m not water
I sound like I could be a piece of furniture but I’m not a flower bed
I’m used in chemistry but I’m not a test tube

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Volcano Riddles

Our series of geography riddles continues today with six that all have volcano as their answer.

The first five of them are rhyming ones, while the sixth asks your kids What Am I?

To use that final idea, read the clue on the first line to your children and have them take a guess at the answer. As it’s something that produces ash but which isn’t a bonfire, they might guess that it’s a cigarette, BBQ or a fireplace.

If they don’t guess correctly, read them the clue on the second line and have them guess again. Keep going until they either guess that the answer is volcano or they run out of clues.

If you’re using these riddles as part of a science or chemistry activity, be sure to check out this volcano making kit.

6 Volcano Riddles For Kids

Volcano Riddles For Kids

Extinct or dormant
Or active maybe
Lava and magma
What could this thing be?

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This can create dark clouds
But they don’t contain snow
Beware of falling ash
And the hot lava flow

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There are 45 active ones
On the island of Java
If one of them were to erupt
You would see lots of lava

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There was one of these called Krakatoa
Which erupted in 1883
It was heard 3,000 miles away
And was one of the worst in history

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These are objects which can erupt
Like Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii
They pump out lava and magma
And spray ash and rock which land miles away

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What Am I?

I produce ash but I’m not a bonfire
I can throw rocks great distances but I’m not a slingshot
I’m often a mountain but I’m not in the Himalayas
I have a crater but I’m not the moon
I erupt but I’m not someone with a bad temper

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Ice Riddles

Here are many different riddles for kids where the answer is ‘ice’.

These riddles about ice could therefore be used with other riddles based on some of the following themes:

The first few of these are riddles that rhyme, then there’s a one liner that might be better suited to older kids as it’s a bit harder (younger kids may not know what an ice pick is).

The final one is part of our What Am I riddles series. To use this one, read the first line of the riddle to your children and have them guess what they think the answer is.

If they don’t guess correctly, read out the second clue and have them guess again. Keep going until they get the right answer (or run out of clues).

5 Ice Riddles For Kids

Ice Riddles For Kids

Unless you are wearing some gloves
I’m not something you want to hold
Because I’m what’s put in your glass
In order to keep your drink cold

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I can come in three forms
But this is my solid state
And when I’m hard enough
On me you’re able to skate

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If you went to Antarctica
You would see a lot of me
I float on top of the water
And am as cold as can be

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Pick me if you want smaller cubes

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What Am I?

I’m hard but I’m not a stone
I’m cold but I don’t need a coat
If I get warmed up I change appearance but I’m not popcorn
I get put in drinks but I’m not a straw
I’m made of H20 but I’m not running water

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