Kid Friendly Science Experiments at Home
Aren't kids the most curious? Isn't it why they love science? Well, we all know that kids have a great interest in finding out new things. When they engage in science experiments, their faces glow and their love for learning increases.
There are tons of science experiments that you can do at home with things you can find around the house. These household items will create unique and magical results that will fascinate kids.
Through experiments, kids can learn so much about the world around them. The following science experiments for kids:
- Will be straightforward.
- Involve ingredients available at home.
Let's get started:
As parents, searching for experiments that can be carried out at home will help you learn a thing or two. We are going to step ahead and provide some tools that might help your kids with science experiments and learning.
Children tend to experiment a lot with things like food or toys. Their experiments will help them when they grow up. When your child is old enough, you may choose to enroll them in an online coding class. Courses like this will support your kids in this digital world. Another awesome tool that you can consider is a STEM summer camp.
Next, let's move to the simple experiments that you try with available things at home.
Making a lava lamp
Making a lava lamp is an inexpensive experiment that lets you make your kids happy while teaching them science. Ask your kid to find an empty water bottle, vegetable oil, food coloring, water, and Alka-seltzer tablets. This experiment will teach your kid liquid density without involving electricity or heat.
Begin by filling 2/3 of the empty water bottle with vegetable oil.
Next, fill the rest of the bottle with water and leave a small space (oil will float on top while water will reach the bottom section of the bottle.)
Now, pour a few drops of food coloring (food coloring will not mix with oil but only water.)
Note: don't shake the mixture as it will reduce the impact of the entire experiment.
Finally, it's time for magic. You have to break the table into four and ask your kid to drop a piece at a time.
Once you do this, the lava lamp will work finely every time your kid tries.
Preparing shiny slime recipe
Shiny slime will not only entertain your kid but also make him/her feel relaxed. You can teach your kid about polymers. Borax that you purchase will support polymer strands to join, resulting in slime. You need Borax, water, and glitter glue. Once the slime is made, your kid can enjoy bouncy balls, too.
Take a container and empty the glitter glue into it.
Next, pour the water into the empty bottle and add it into the container along with glue.
Once done, take a bowl and add a teaspoon of borax and ½ cup warm water and mix well. (Borax should be handled with care by an adult.)
Then, pour the glue/water mixture into the borax/water mixture.
Stir well to get the shiny slime!
Writing invisible letters
Invisible letters are purely magical, and even an adult would be fascinated to try this experiment. The basic concept of this experiment is that lemon juice decomposes while releasing carbon when it heats up. You can see the message written when you hold up the paper to the light because the carbon that touches the air will oxidize. To do this experiment, you'll need cotton swab, blow dryer, and white construction paper.
Take a bowl and squeeze out the lemon juice.
After that, wet the cotton swab and write the message using it on your construction paper.
When you write, you will witness how the message soaks into the paper while the juice fades.
After you have written the message, use the dryer to see the message reappear, but keep it at low speed.
Note: if the lemon juice is freshly squeezed, the letters will become brown, and if the juice is real lemon, the letters will be visible when you hold it to the light.
Fun Fact: You can try different juices to write the message and see whether there are changes in clarity.
Through these experiments, you can introduce them to science in a fun and engaging way!