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1 June 2021 | 4 min read

7 Science Experiments for Kids You Can Do at Home

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Nothing can keep a child’s curious mind busy and happy like easy science experiments to do at home. We have curated many easy and educational science experiments that’ll be exciting, not just for your kids but even for you! These are great for children’s birthday  party games, group activities or just as a terrific way to spend time with your kids.

1. A DIY Lava Lamp

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What you’ll need: Water, vegetable oil, food colour, antacid tablets

Difficulty level: Medium

In this quick and fun science experiment for kids, a simple mix of water, oil, food colour, and antacid tablets are used to create gorgeous lava lamps. Oil and water are not mixable. When put together with antacid tablets, the oil will form little globules. These globules get quickly dyed by the food colour and pop up like floating lava bits. Choose your colours carefully to get the best results. There! A stunning lava lamp is ready.

2. Slimy Magnet

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What you’ll need: Liquid starch, iron oxide powder, glue, rare earth magnet

Difficulty Level: Medium

This is one of the easy science experiments to do at home that’s a step up from the addictive playdough clay. Magnetic slime is not just fun to play with but also teaches kids about the science behind how magnets attract and repel each other. You might already have the ingredients lying in the house, but you can quickly get them online. On mixing the ingredients, you can use the neodymium (or rare earth) magnet to make the magnetic slime move without even touching it! Just a little sidenote: regular magnets aren’t strong enough for this experiment.

3. Edible Rocks

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What you’ll need: Glass jar, sugar, water, large saucepan, clothespins, skewers, food colours, candy flavours (if you like them)

Difficulty Level: Medium

To do this science experiment at home, remember that it will take seven days for the crystal to form this cool rock candy; but it’s worth the wait because you will be able to eat the results of this experiment. Mix sugar and water, and create a solution. Fill this solution in jars, put strings in them that’ll slowly be covered in candy crystals. This process involves heating and pouring boiling water, and therefore, you will need to supervise your kids here. Of all the science experiments at home, this has to be the most favourite for all kids. It is always exciting for children to see the crystals form slowly.

4. Mini Tornado in a Jar

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What you’ll need: Glass jar, vinegar, dishwashing soap, glitter, water

Difficulty Level: Easy

This is one of the fun and easy science experiments for kids that teaches them about weather changes. It takes about 5 minutes and readily available materials. Simply mix the materials in the glass jar and swirl it hard. Your kids will be able to make their mini-tornado, whose vortex they will be able to see and the strength of which they’ll be able to change by simply swirling the jar.

5. Dinosaur Bones

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What you’ll need: Water, flour, salt, dinosaur bone images for reference, oven

Difficulty Level: Medium

This simple science experiment for kids can be done right in your kitchen ! Simply by mixing flour, water and salt, your kids can create a basic salt dough that will harden when baked and make dino bones. This is one of those easy science experiments to do at home that will quickly teach kids about palaeontology. You can refer to books or diagrams to talk to your kids about how dinosaur bones are shaped. Once made, you can busy the bones in your garden or a pot and pretend to “excavate” them and play real palaeontologists with your kids.

6. Homemade Molecules

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What you’ll need: Beige coloured clay, toothpicks, diagrams of molecules

Difficulty Level: Easy

One of those fun science experiments to do at home, this one simply makes use of clay and toothpicks. Although, you can even use gumdrops or pieces of fruits, like grapes, instead of clay. Use molecule diagrams for reference and roll the clay into balls. You can attach these balls to toothpicks to recreate shapes of molecules. Children can make several shapes and learn how atoms bond to make molecules.

7. Leak-proof Bag

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What you’ll need: Zip-lock bags, sharp objects like pencils, skewers, etc., water

Difficulty Level: Easy

This is an easy science experiment for kids that children of all ages will love. Just take a zip-lock bag and fill it about ⅔ with water and lock. Now, pierce some sharp objects (like bamboo skewers or pencils) through one end and remove them from the other. At this point, you can even dangle the bag above your child’s head playfully without worrying about leaks. Why? Because the plastic that’s used to make zip-lock bags is made out of long chains of molecules or polymers that quickly join back together when they’re torn apart.

These science experiments for kids can get children very excited about science. They’ll enjoy the learning process. From easy science experiments to do at home, children will progress to more challenging experiments before you even realise it.

PS – Many of the ideas below might require you to purchase some equipment and materials. You can buy them online – just keep your debit card  handy for easy payment options. 

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