Sep 182012
 
Super Fun Science for Kids

Super Fun Science for Kids

 

My kids love to work on science experiments so I’m always on the look out for simple kids science projects that we can do at home, using items we have around the house. These science experiments I found look like fun. Remember to provide supervision as needed and keep your kids away from harmful chemicals!

 

Crystal Geodes

Here’s one from Martha Stewart that is actually a great way to decorate eggs for Easter too. It does require some skill because you have to use empty egg shells, but the end result is just gorgeous, isn’t it? This is definitely one we’ll try because my kids, especially, my son is crazy about rocks & minerals. He even collects rocks!

Science Experiments for Kids - Crystal Geodes

 

Learning about Absorption

My twins came home from school once with a white carnation that had turned blue as a result of absorbing blue water. Although it took a few days, the overall effect was really nice. This project from theoutlawmom.com uses celery with red colored water to show how the red is absorbed by the celery stalks. The experiment seems to take just a few hours instead of a few days so it would likely be fun for little ones.

Science Experiements for Kids - Absorption

 

Mad Scientist Potion

Not only is this great fun for kids, but it’s edible and a great addition to your Halloween recipes collection. Three simple ingredients: Kool Aid, sugar and dry ice make this an easy to make spooky treat for everyone! Source is ourbestbites.com. Since this recipe calls for dry ice, adult supervision is a good idea.

Science Experiments for Kids - Mad Scientist Potion

 

Cell biology

Here’s a fun one that the kids will enjoy eating too! It’s a diagram of a cell made with Jell-O and candy! Found this at se7en.org.za.

Science Experiments for Kids - Cell Biology

 

Tye-Die Milk

This one uses milk, food coloring and dishwashing soap to show the effect of how the chemistry of milk and soap react together. Little ones can create their own milk designs! Thanks to stevespanglerscience.com for this fun kids science experiment.

Science Experiments for Kids - Tye Die Milk

 

Baking Soda Explosion

Baking soda experiments are usually hit around here. This one, at least, looks like it could be contained somewhat unlike an exploding volcano. Glitter makes this one extra, sparkly fun! Source: preschoolpowolpackets.blogspot.com

Science Experiments for Kids - Baking Soda Explosion

  6 Responses to “6 Fun Science Experiments for Kids”

  1. Thanks for the feedback Yvonne. We appreciate you taking the time to post it.

  2. I followed the link about dry ice to leave a warning and I thought I’d leave it here too.
    I worked in a lab with dry ice and I’ve been really concerned to see the use in drinks. It really is very dangerous stuff. If it is accidentally ingested then it causes internal frostbite and emergency surgery is necessary to remove the entire stomach, it’s happened quite a few times since dry ice started getting used in cocktails. It also makes the drink it is in very acidic so even if not ingested as ice it could damage the teeth. If you do use it then it would be much safer just to have it as a mist around the drinks but I honestly do think the risk of it is just too great for use to make the drink itself smokey, especially for children. Sorry to be a big party popper.

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