3 Easy Science Experiments That Kids Can Do At Home

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3 Easy Science Experiments That Kids Can Do At Home

Science experiments are great ways to get kids away from their devices and engaged in an activity. As you all put on your mad-scientist goggles and chemist gloves, it's sure to be a fun and memorable time. Start today with any of these 3 easy science experiments that can be done at home:

1) Slime Time

What you'll need:

  • a mixing bowl
  • a mixing spoon
  • ¼ cup of water
  • ¼ cup of liquid starch
  • ¼ cup of white craft glue
  • optional additions (food coloring, glitter, etc.)

Steps:

  1. Pour the glue and then the water into the mixing bowl, and stir.
  2. Now is when you would add any additional attributes, like food coloring or glitter
  3. Then, stir in the liquid starch until the slime starts to form.
  4. Store in an airtight container or baggie when not in use.

2) Diet Coke and Mentos Geyser

What you'll need:

  • roll of Mentos
  • large bottle of Diet Coke
  • geyser funnel or slip of sturdy paper

Steps:

  1. Stand the bottle of Diet Coke upright outside on the grass, or another flat area outside.
  2. Unscrew the lid and insert geyser funnel (these can be purchased at some stores, or online). You can also roll a slip of sturdier stock paper to fit within the mouth of the bottle.
  3. Using the funnel or paper, drop in about 5-6 Mentos into the Diet Coke bottle and back away quickly. The geyser should shoot out next.

3) DIY Lava Lamp

What you'll need:

  • an empty, clean plastic bottle
  • vegetable oil, baby oil or mineral oil is acceptable
  • carbon tablets (antacids that dissolve clear are good)
  • food coloring

Steps:

  1. Fill the bottle about a quarter of the way up, and add the oil until the bottle is nearly full.
  2. Wait for the oil and water to separate, then add a few drops of food coloring.
  3. Drop in half a carbon tablet and watch the lava bubbles form!
  4. You don't always need microscopes or beakers to test out science. These 3 experiments show kids that science can be interesting and it can happen anywhere, even at home.

Science time with your children can be a great way to help your child learn to love science, education, and the natural world around them. If you enjoyed this article, make sure to check out these: 4 Fun Ways to Celebrate Your Child's Birthday, How to Find A Good Playground for Your Child, 5 Safety Tips to Keep Your Child Healthy and Happy.

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