Kids should do scientific experiments as well as watching them, for the same reason that they should write stories as well as reading them or do sport as well as watching it. Experiments encourage kids to be curious, creative and confident. Jokes make us laugh because the punchline takes us by surprise. The best experiments do the same.
To help you encourage your children to be curious and creative, we have complied a list of our top 5 experiments for kids.
1.The Rainbow Milk Experiment
This rainbow milk science experiment is popular around the internet and with homes everywhere! And for good reason. Also called milky fireworks, erupting colours, magic milk, tie-dyed milk– this is very possibly both the easiest and most beautiful science experiment out there.
Fancy a go? Follow our friends at Artful Parent >>> artfulparent.com/awesome-rainbow-milk-science-experiment/
2. Baking Soda Volcanos
This simple experiment can be done in a variety of ways, and you can change it to match any theme you wish! Why not create a whole volcano scene by adding play-dough around your jar to create a volcano shape and adding a nature landscape around the volcano?
Check out these instructions >>> www.treehugger.com/how-to-make-a-baking-soda-volcano-4868647
3.The Mentos Explosion
The infamous coke and mentos experiment is a true classic which kids love! You definitely want do this one outside as it can be very messy. Why not experiment with different types of soda to see which one makes the best explosion!
Here the New Scientist explains how it works >>> www.newscientist.com/article/dn14114-science-of-mentos-diet-coke-explosions-explained/
4.The Melting Ice Experiment
Watch as salt melts tunnels through the ice! The food colouring helps you see the tunnels better and make the whole experiment as much of an art activity as a science experiment.
Find out what makes ice melt the quickest >>> www.thechaosandtheclutter.com/archives/melting-ice-experiment
Give your little scientists the powers of Elsa! Water can turn into ice as it's being poured in this fantastic instant ice experiment. Try and see what magnificent ice sculptures you can create.
Check out how it's done here >>> onlypassionatecuriosity.com/instant-ice-science-experiment-for-kids/
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