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Kid Science: Rain in a Jar

Rain in a Jar experiment is quick and interesting to kids of all ages, starting from about 2 years old.

A clear container,shaving cream,food coloring,water  Fill the container 3/4 with water.  Then cover the top with shaving cream to create cloud peaks.  Have your child drop food coloring on top of the cloud in rainbow order.  Then have them syringe water over top of the food coloring drops to make it RAIN!

24 Kids’ Science Experiments That Adults Can Enjoy, Too - Use shaving cream, water, and food coloring to teach how rain clouds form.


Why buy slime when you can make it yourself? This is a fun activity, just beware of the messy clean up process.

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Clouds in Jar- preschool. water with shaving cream on top (clouds) then pour colored water in a droper on top the clouds and watch as it goes thru the cloud and into the water.Good site on preschool stuff

Heat changes things. Solar Ovens cooking smores

how to make a solar oven from a pizza box - The tinfoil reflects the suns heat into the box lined with black paper. Apparently she has cooked cookies this way as well! Below is a tutorial for how to make a solar oven from a pizza box.

4 FUN experiments for Kids that explore liquids, colors, reactions, and more!

Science for Kids - Experiments ~ Growing A Jeweled Rose: Exploring Liquids- oil + colored water, oil + colored vinegar (and then add baking soda!

Armed with these 15 classic at home science experiments, your kiddo will be well on her way to becoming a real mad scientist.

26 Classic Science Experiments for Kids

Try these 17 super simple and fun kid-friendly science experiments at home.

Ice Cream in a Bag This is SOOO easy… and delicious! In a small Ziplock bag, put: 1/2 C. half and half (milk works too) 1 Tbps. sugar 1 tsp. vanilla Insert that bag into a larger, one gallon Ziplock filled with ice and salt. Shake the bag for five minutes. Kids love that part! Then, remove the smaller bag which should have turned into ice cream. I remember doing this on a Girl Scout overnight!

In a small Ziplock bag: cup half and half (milk works too), 1 Tbsp sugar, 1 tsp vanilla. Insert that bag into a gallon Ziplock filled with ice and salt. Shake the bag for five minutes. Then remove the smaller bag which should have turned into ice cream!

It’s time to turn your home into a laboratory. Learn about static energy and re-create homemade lightning. See a rocket ship launch with the science of chemical reactions. Here are 17 experiments to get those brain gears churning — click through to see them all. We’ve even ranked the messiness factor from one to five sponges so you know what to...

26 Classic Science Experiments for Kids

Learn with Play at home: Cloud Jars. Fun and Interactive Science for Kids. An example of how clouds hold water.and when there is too much water the cloud rains.


Water Density Experiment - Kids Science Raising Sparks Forces and motion pushes and pulls can have different strengths and directions Shows the child how the water can be changed by the temperature and water density

Science Sparks- Cleaning upu Water- looking at filtering- plastic bottle, dirty water, paper towels/coffee filter/muslin, funnel.

Key Stage 2 Filtering

Preschool Science!

From Play At Home Mom LLC: Exploring colors/mixtures. Baking soda, vinegar and liquid food coloring.

Make Your Own Watercolor Paint - Design*Sponge

DIY Homemade Watercolors The Goods: cup baking soda cup cornstarch cup white vinegar teaspoon corn syrup -Food coloring