As parents, we are always looking for new ways to make learning fun for our children. It’s always exciting when we find new and unique ways to do so. Science is one of those awesome subjects that lets you explore the various branches in so many different ways. There are so many awesome science experiments that can be done from the comfort of your very own kitchen, and the kids will love the hands-on approach to learning!
#1 – Homemade Rock Candy
There are quite a few reasons to love this experiment. One, it’s rather fun to watch the crystals form on the wooden skewers. Two, it’s candy! Adults and kids alike will love making their very own candy at home! Experiment with different flavors and colors! The sky’s the limit!
Source: Happiness is Homemade
#2 – Make A Groovy Lava Lamp
As kids, we were fascinated by the different patterns and light that emanated from the ever-awesome lava lamps that were sold virtually everywhere! Now you can recreate the groovy-ness right at home with an up-cycled soda bottle, oil, water, and food coloring!
Source: Homeschool Activities
#3 – Rockin’ Rainbows
Rainbows are one of the most beautiful works of nature that there is. This project would be a great way to teach your little ones the colors of the rainbow. Plus, you get some really gorgeous artwork to hang in your den when you’re finished! It’s a win-win for everyone.
Source: Meg Duerksen
#4 – Magic Pencil Trick
This is a quick and easy experiment for when you don’t have a lot of time but still want to do an experiment. Grab a plastic sandwich baggie, fill it about halfway with water and seal it up really well. Take a well-sharpened pencil and push it through one side of the bag until it pokes out the other side. Have your kids observe what happens. Take this opportunity to ask them questions about what they thought would happen and why.
Source: Buggy and Buddy
#5 – Creating Cool Clouds
While it is pretty easy to explain how a cloud is made, its a lot more fun to make your own! Who wouldn’t want their very own cloud in a jar? You can begin your experiment by teaching the kids about what clouds are made of, and what they think they feel like. Proceed with the experiment and when you let the cloud out of the jar, let them touch it to see what it feels like! Enjoy the giggles that ensue.
Source: We Made That
#6 – Icky Germ Experiment
When it’s time to teach the kids about germs and how they spread, this is a wonderful example of how the process works. Take two slices of bread, one that was only touched with tongs and not human hands. The second piece of bread should be handled by everyone in the household with dirty hands. Seal them both up in baggies and observe them each day and write down the observations after four weeks. It’s a great visual representation of how germs spread and what happens when they do.
Source: Mrs. Byrd’s Learning Tree
#7 – Gak Is Back
I’m willing to bet that most of us grown-ups remember what Gak is. Well, you may have noticed the commercials on television, advertising that it’s back! But instead of heading out to the local toy store and purchasing it, you can totally make it at home! The kids will love the squishy and squeaky texture of it! It’s easily made with household items you probably already have on hand!
Source: The Magnolia Barn
#8 – Crystallize
Remember growing your very own crystals in school? Share the fun and make some new memories with your children while re-living that fun experiment all over again! This experiment is inexpensive, easy to do, and totally fun! The kids won’t even know that they’re learning!
Source: 123 Homeschool 4 Me