5 Easy Science Experiments for Kids to do at Home
Looking for simple science experiments to do at home with kids? Cure the curiosity with these easy science experiments for kids of all ages. From toddlers to school kids, there is so much to learn about science. Below we have gathered a fun and exciting list of simple science experiments for kids to do at home.
5 Simple Science Experiments for Kids to do at Home
Here you can find some simple science experiments with video examples that you can do at home. These easy science experiments are perfect for primary school aged children, younger ones may need a little help.
1. Walking Water Experiment
One of the easiest science experiments to do at home is the Walking Water Experiment. You can get water to “walk” from one cup to another.
Set up 5 cups and fill 3 with water as in the video below. Put a couple of drops of food dye into each cup. Then add folded tissues to join the cups.
Capillary action moves coloured water from the full cups to the empty cups to make new colours!
2. Baking Soda Volcano Experiment
Another fun science experiment for kids is the Baking Soda Volcano Experiment. You just need a cup or container.
Add some bicarb soda to the cup and a few drops of food dye. For extra foam also add a few drops of dishwashing liquid. Then pour vinegar into the cup and watch the volcano erupt. You can do this with all different colours.
3. Walking on Raw Eggs Experiment
A science experiment for kids that needs to be seen to be believed. All you need is a large carton of raw eggs and yourself.
You may be afraid to do this one at home thinking the eggs will break, but try it. This experiment proves that eggshells are not as fragile as some think! See how many break when you try it out.
4. Dancing Spaghetti Experiment
Watch your spaghetti dance in this fun science experiment for kids to do at home.
You will need a large container with 2 glasses of water and 2 glasses of vinegar. (You could also halve it if you have a smaller container. Add a few drops of food colouring of your choice and then some cooked spaghetti.
The spaghetti will sink to the bottom. But when you add the baking soda, watch what begins to happen!
This is the perfect science experiment for kids to help explain chemical reactions.
5. Make Music with Water Experiment
For those who like to get creative this is a simple science experiment to show how sound is made by vibrations.
You will need 6 cups or glass bottles filled with different levels of water. To make them colourful and more fun, just put a couple of drops of food dye.
Using a wooden spoon or something similar (that won’t break the glass) tap the bottles to hear the different sounds. See if you can play twinkle twinkle little star like in the video!
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