Preparing for your kid's science project for school? Or do you want something fun to do to kill the pandemic blues? These engaging science experiments are super fun for kids of all ages, and guaranteed to make mom and dad learn a new thing or two.
Coolest Science Experiments for Kids at Home
#1. Make a Rainbow in a Glass
Understanding density has never been easier or more colorful! The Sugar Rainbow is a creative and engaging way to see how liquids of different densities stack on top each other. This simple combination of some sugar and water with vivid colors leads to an awesome science experience about density.
#2. Make a Sundial
The oldest known instrument for telling time, the sundial, allows us to track the position of the sun more accurately. Up until the early 19th century sundials were the main instrument people used to tell time. If they are correctly placed, sundials can be used to accurately tell time down to the minute!
Follow the steps in our post to help your kid build their very own sundial. Go have some fun!
#3. Sink or Float?
Having kids figure out what makes certain objects sink and what makes them float is a good way to teach them about density — and an even better way to get them practicing the scientific method, if they make a hypothesis first about what will sink and float and then measure the results. Follow the steps in this post by Fun With Mama
#4. Gravity-Defying Magnets
Hang paperclips from a ruler or dowel, and they dangle, as they should, because of gravity. But you can show kids how other forces can overcome gravity by putting strong magnets on a ruler and using them to get the paperclips to stand straight up.
#5. Instant Ice
Give your little scientists the powers of Elsa! Water can turn into ice as it's being poured. The secret is to chill water in the freezer until it's almost frozen, then pour it over ice placed on an overturned ceramic bowl. Kids can see the transformation between the states of matter, and also how ice crystals are formed. Get the tutorial at Only Passionate Curiosity »
Any one of these simple science experiments for kids can get children learning and excited about science. You can choose a science experiment based on your child's specific interest or what they're currently learning about, or you can do an experiment on an entirely new topic to expand their learning and teach them about a new area of science. From easy science experiments for kids to the more challenging ones, these will all help kids have fun and learn more about science. We hope you have a great time doing these experiments with your kids!