30 Science Experiments for Kids
My favorite subject to homeschool is science. I love the hands on experiments and demonstrations I get to do with the boys. Whenever we start a new school year, the first thing I do is read through the science curriculum we will be doing. Over the years I have shared quite a few hands on science ideas for kids. Here are my favorites.
Hands on Science for Kids
Find out if salt water evaporates.
Learn about the sun while growing bean seeds.
Make paint using rain as the main ingredient.
Use colored baking soda and vinegar to learn about color theory.
Use toothpaste to demonstrate a volcano.
Make rain in a jar.
Make milk dance with glow in the dark colors.
Demonstrate what causes an earthquake with dirt and cardboard.
Learn about lightning and how to make a spark.
Discover what dissolves in water.
Explore surface tension with coins.
Discover how to keep a tissue dry in water.
Blow up balloons with soda and candy. Which candy works best?
Play a game of sink or float, and put a twist on it for added learning.
Put a baggie on a tree branch to learn how a leaf gets water.
Find out how to make a needle float on water.
Use a flashlight and a mirror to learn how we get light from the moon.
Make water walk.
Learn about storms by observing conduction.
Learn about water pressure with this simple demonstration.
Make erupting art with soda and candy while exploring how candy reacts with soda.
Demonstrate how the earth revolves around the sun to give us day and night.
Explore color theory with melting ice.
Demonstrate how to make a sundial.
Make convection currents to learn about thunderstorms.
Make a water fountain out of recycled materials to demonstrate water power.
Make raisins using grapes and sunlight.
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