As a kid, science was never my favorite subject. It was probably because I didn't get a chance to try out awesome experiments like these. Not only are these ideas lots of fun for kids, but they're a great learning opportunity as well. Perhaps they can serve as some inspiration for the next science fair. Remember to be safe!
1. Invisible ink
This experiment doesn't require much in terms of materials, and it's lots of fun. All it takes are some Q-tips, lemon juice, and a sheet of paper. There are many different ways to reveal the secret message, all it takes it some heat!
2. Marshmallow catapult
This one isn't very expensive, is relatively easy, and as a bonus, you might get to sneak a few marshmallows. What's more fun than that? A great activity to take outside!
3. Gummy bear science
Another one with a little snack involved! Awesome! This is fairly simple, too. Kids get to learn about osmosis, but all they'll realize is how much fun it is!
4. Be an animal in water
This one can get a little messy, but if that's okay with you, it's tons of fun and a great learning opportunity. Kids get the chance to learn what it feels like for polar bears to swim in icy water.
5. Make an optical illusion
This one is so awesome, I almost want to try it even though there aren't any kids around. This experiment helps to teach kids that everything is not always what it seems.
6. Magic plastic bag
It's almost a guarantee that you'll have all the materials required for this experiment. Make sure you're careful with this one, since there is some poking involved. Kids will be surprised with the results!
7. Ivory soap science
A brilliant way to get messy by keeping clean. The soap is put in the microwave and goes through a significant change as a result of the heat. A great way to learn about molecules.
8. Dancing oobleck
Making oobleck on its own is fun, but adding the sound waves is even better. Try mixing it up by adding paint.
9. Tea bag rocket
This one is really quick and really cool. Make sure you choose a paper tea bag. This will help to teach kids about convection currents.
10. Lemony sudsy eruption
If you're ready to make a mess, kids will love this one. A great way to teach kids about endothermic reactions (and maybe a good refresher lesson for you!)
11. Walking on eggs
So you will need quite a few eggs, but if you're prepared to pick up two dozen at the store, this experiment is definitely worth it. It'll help to reinforce to children that structure is important.
Bonus: 5 Crazy Science Stunts, You Won't See At School
Try at your own risk and definitely wear safety goggles. Recommended for older kids!
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