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Since I have a 3 and 6 year old right now, these experiments are perfect! They absolutely love this kind of stuff. I really love this age where everything is totally magical and amazing and it’s so fun to watch them light up with joy.
Here are 25 pretty cool science experiments that will keep you busy for a long time to come. I especially like these because we are homeschooling our 6 year old right now. Perfect!
I think the first one we will try is the “make your own crystal geode”.
Here’s the link to all 25 ideas and Babble’s full article: Babble: 25 At Home Science Experiments
Lots of children will love science and can be inspired with a number of different experiments. These fun science experiments for kids can keep your kids interested in science. Read this guide of science experiments you can do with your kids at home.
Making Lava Lamps
It’s actually very easy to make lava lamps and it’s a perfect science experiment.
You will need:
– Vase or Glass Bottle
– Food Coloring
– Alka Seltzer
Start by filling a bottle or vase with oil so that it’s 2/3 full. Then top the bottle up with water, but leave a couple of inches space at the top. Then put five drops of food coloring into the bottle. Then simply add a quarter of a tablet of alka seltzer, wait for the bubbles to slow and then add another quarter of a tablet. This creates a lovely lava lamp effect which kids will find fascinating. You can also get kids to experiment by adding different things to their lava lamp. Adding salt and sugar have different effects.
Make Jumbo Gummy Bears
Gummy bears are one of the most iconic sweets of all time. You can make a jumbo gummy bear extremely easily. To do this experiment you will need:
– Gummy Bears (Or any Gummy candy)
Gummy sweets and gummy bears are porous and this means that they can actually absorb water. The more water they absorb, the larger they will grow. Simply put the gummy bear inside a container of water and watch it grow. This will weaken the gummy bear which could allow it to become damaged easier.
Make a Bouncy Ball
You might be able to buy a bouncy ball in a dollar store, but it’s great fun to make your own. To do this, you will need:
– Warm Water
– Food Coloring
– PVA glue
– Disposable spoon
– Measuring spoons
– 2 x Disposable cups
– Marker pen
– Zip lock bag
Take your two disposable cups, and write ball on one, and borax on the other. In the borax cup, mix together half a teaspoon of borax with 2 tablespoons of warm water. Mix until all of the powder is fully dissolved in the water.
In the other cup labelled ball, pour in 1 tablespoon of glue. Then add half a teaspoon of your diluted borax from the other cup. Then add 1 tablespoon of water and leave for around quarter of a minute for the reaction to start. Once you have waited, stir to mix the ingredients together. When the mixture becomes thicker and you can’t stir it any more, take it out of the cup and start to mold it with your hands. It might be quite sticky to start off with, but should start to harden and become easier when you start molding.