If your kids enjoy making messes and/or you're looking for boredom busters for rainy afternoons, check out this collection of baking soda experiments for kids. We're big fans of #s 2 and 7. Who knew baking soda could be so much fun??!
Try this science experiment with children over the course of several days. Fill up 4 vases with different coloured water and put 1 white carnation in each one. Watch the flowers over the next four days change to the colour of the water.
Weather: Fill the cup with water. Put shaving cream on top for a cloud. Explain that when clouds get really heavy with water, it rains! Then put blue food coloring on top of the cloud, and watch it rain. Just in time or my weather unit this week! I thought this was a really cool experiment that I must do with my students to introduce a weather topic or even the water cycle! - Oh my trendy!
Combine milk, washing-up liquid and food colouring for this amazing effect... Add a layer of milk, then add drops of food colouring in different spots around the centre. Add one drop of washing-up liquid into the centre of the mixture OR (as in this video) prod the centre with a cotton bud with washing-up liquid on the end. [From @GE via @SarahBearchell] The science behind it is explained here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPFwDaR1g70
Dissolving egg shells should be on every child’s to do list. In fact it should be on every parents to do list if you haven’t done it yet! It’s a great visual and tactile experiment to do at home and there are quite a few things that you can talk about with … Continue reading →