Best 5 Easy Science Experiments For Kids
Are you bummed seeing your children play video games all day?
Do you think your kids are not learning enough from merely just watching TV all the time?
Well, I’ve got good news for you! It’s high time to let your kids learn and have fun at the same time.
You may be asking “how,” are you?
It’s all about starting some fun science experiments with your kids at home!
We’ve narrowed down 5 Best Science Experiments you could try out with your kids. They’re so easy, fun and will get their creative juices flowing.
Now, it's time to gather some materials and have some fun and learn with your little miss and mister scientists!
Who would have thought you could make tornadoes out of simple bottles?
This experiment is pretty simple, and can even help your kid learn about extreme weather conditions (yes, we’re talking about tornadoes.)
All you need is two empty-2 liter bottles and a cyclone tube. Just fill one 2-liter bottle with ¾ water and attach both bottles to the end of the cyclone tube.
Give the bottles a circular shape, and witness you and your kid creating your very own tornado in a bottle.
Ice Cream In A Bag
Here’s a sweet experiment for you and your kid.
This experiment is so sweet that you can eat it once you finish! All you need is:
- 1 cup half-and-half
- Two tablespoons of granulated sugar
- ⅓ tablespoon of pure vanilla extract
- 3 cups of ice
- ⅓ cup of kosher salt
- Your favorite toppings
Simply place the half-and-half, sugar, and vanilla in a small resealable bag. Make sure you push out the excess air and seal it right away. Then, transfer it in a large resealable plastic bag containing ice and salt.
You’ll be placing the smaller bag into the bigger bag, Afterwhich, shake it as much as you can from 7 to 10 minutes until you notice your ice cream getting hard.
And voila, you have yourself your very own homemade ice cream!
This is a great experiment to show your kid how forms of matter can change from solid to liquid!
It’s always fun to eat colorful skittles. But, how much more fun playing and learning from it!
This experiment is very easy and doesn’t even take a lot of materials. All you need is a bag of skittles, water, and your attention!
All you need to do is fill up a small container with little water and place the skittles in it. Let your child observe how the skittle dissolves into the mixture and changes the color of the water.
Your kid would love to see the color of the water change!
Also, this is an excellent experiment to share with your kids about solutes and solvents.
This one is another fun experiment where your children can have fun with colors.
Also, this is a pretty easy science experiment to do at home! All you need is some cabbage, food coloring, and a jar.
First, make sure to cut the cabbage into stalks and place them in different containers filled with different colors of food coloring. While waiting, you and your kid can witness the color rise from the cabbage stalks and finally change the cabbage!
This is a good experiment to show your kids how water seeps into plants.
The Self Inflating Balloon Experiment
Last but not least, we have the self-inflating balloon experiment, which will show your kids how you can inflate balloons without using your mouth, or even a balloon pump!
It's also exciting for your kids to know that you can blow a balloon up without helium!
All you need is:
- A balloon
- 1-liter plastic bottle
- A funnel
- One teaspoon of baking soda
- Three teaspoons of vinegar
First, place the funnel on the opening of the bottle and add one teaspoon of baking soda. Next, place the funnel at the opening of the balloon and slowly some vinegar.
Afterwhich, slowly connect the edge of the balloon to the opening of the bottle. Gradually, you will notice how the vinegar is able to interact with the baking soda as it creates carbon dioxide and amazingly inflates your balloon!
As parents, you can feel free and let your children play as they wish, it is be best to engage them in learning through experimenting with simple materials found at home so they can learn more about science and the world around them.
And the best thing is, it’s fun and exciting!
Now, what are you waiting for? Check out what materials you have available at home and start these simple Science Experiments with your kids!