12 Awesome Science Experiments You Need to Show Your Kids

They’ll surely have fun!

There are a lot of science experiments out there, but there are certain ones that make children really awed! Seeing it, they might not really understand the scientific explanation behind but it will be cherished in their young minds forever. Their future science classes will be easier too!

Here are 12 awesome experiments which will impress the kids. The best thing about these is that everything can be found at home!

1. Make ice grow

Cue music “Let It Go.”Ahaha you and the kids will surely enjoy this!

via youtube.com

What you need:

  • Cups
  • Bottles of slightly frozen water (keep them in the freezer for around 2 hours and 45 minutes to achieve the level of “frozen-ness” needed)
  • Food colorant (optional)

2. Chromatography Butterflies

Just by using some coffee filters and markers, you're set to give the kids a colorful afternoon activity!

via kidzactivities.net

What you need:

  • Non permanent markers (Over the years I’ve found Mr. Sketch markers work the best in this experiment.)
  • White coffee filters
  • Pencil
  • Cups of water
  • Black pipe cleaners
  • String
  • Scissors

3. Dancing Oobleck

Oobleck is a mixture of cornstarch and water.  When played with fast it acts like a solid…when allowed to relax it acts like a liquid. And we're gonna make some Oobleck dance using soundwaves! Exciting!

via repinned.net

What you need:

  • About 2 cups of corn starch to 1 cup of water.
  • a Subwoofer
  • a thin metal cookie sheet
  • a music player that connects to your subwoofer
  • Food Coloring

4. Invisible Ink

You're in for some sneaky little secret messages!

via wikihow.com

What you need:

  • Lemon juice
  • Small bowl
  • Cotton swab
  • White construction paper
  • Blow dryer

5. Crystal Geode Eggs

The egg dye gives the crystals their color and the result is very similar to a real geode. Wowsers!

via marthastewart.com

What you need:

  • Alum (Potassium Aluminum Sulfate) powder
  • School or glitter glue
  • Egg dye
  • Blown-out white jumbo eggshell
  • Small scissors (optional)
  • Craft stick or plastic spoon
  • Paintbrush
  • Latex gloves (to protect hands from dye)
  • Container (preferably microwave safe glass or plastic – quart deli containers work well)
  • Microwave (or saucepan and stove)
  • Water
  • Measuring cup
  • Newspaper or drying rack

6. Skittles Rainbow

A rainbow in a jar? Who would dare say no?!

via playdoughtoplato.com

What you need:

  • 5 small glasses
  • a glass of hot water (hot but not scalding)
  • a tablespoon
  • A pipet, or syringe
  • Skittles

7. Growing Gummy Bears

Your kids will be surprised that there's actually a difference on the medium on where you “grow” your bears!

via figmentcreativelabs.com

What you need:

  • 2 small bowls
  • water
  • salt
  • gummy bears

8. Beans in a Bag

Growing beans in a bag is an easy and engaging way for young children to learn some of their first lessons in plant biology! Each day they can check the progress of their seeds and watch as they change from tiny seeds to plants with roots and a stem.

via canadianfamily.ca

What you need:

  • A Ziploc bag
  • One paper towel
  • A few bean seeds (any beans you prefer)

9. DIY Lava Lamp

This experiment doesn’t make a real lava lamp, but it is a great way to talk about density while watching your DIY lava lamp swirl. I know the kids would want to see some swirling “lava”!

via queen.com.au

What you need:

  • a bottle
  • water
  • oil (use whatever is cheapest)
  • food coloring
  • Alka-Seltzer tablets

10. Leak Proof Bag

This experiment is a fun science experiment in which thekids get to poke pencils right through a plastic baggy filled with water. Surprisingly, the water doesn’t come pouring out!

via pinterest.ph

What you need:

  • A plastic bag (quart sized)
  • A few sharpened pencils
  • A permanent marker to draw faces on the bag
  • Water to fill the bag about 2/3 full

11. Lemon Volcano

Lemon juice contains citric acid which when mixed with baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) reacts to form carbon dioxide and sodium citrate, which causes it to fizz and bubble.

via babbledabbledo.com

What you need:

  • 2 Lemons per volcano
  • Baking Soda
  • Food Coloring
  • Knife
  • Butter Knife
  • Paper Plate

12. Crawling Colors

Kids love colorful things and through this experiment, they will know how to mix colors and identify primary, secondary and tertiary colors.

via parentingchaos.com

What you need:

  • Food grade dye in primary colors ( red, blue, yellow)
  • Clear containers
  • Water
  • Paper towel

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