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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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