5 Simple Experiments For Children

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Not all science experiments require expensive lab equipment or dangerous chemicals. There are lots of cool projects you can do with regular household items. We have some easy science experiments that anybody can try.

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1) Candle and Rising Water Experiment :
For this experiment you need A shallow bowl or dish ,A candle, Water (adding a few drops of food coloring makes it easier to see what is happening), Lighter, A large glass jar (we used a flower vase). Set your candle on the plate and pour approximately 1/2 to 1 cup of water on the plate. Light your candle, then place your jar (or vase) upside-down over the candle. As the candle goes out, all of the water is sucked up into jar.

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2) Balloon-Powered Car
Making a balloon car is a fun craft project and educational science experiment that can be done with kids. Get a small juice box. Cut two straws that are the same width as your juice box. Make sure that you are cutting the smooth part of the straw, Not bendy part. Tape the straws to the front of the box. Cut two skewers down to make the axles. If you don’t have any skewers, you can use lollipop sticks instead. Slide these skewers into the straws. Attach some wheels, You can also use four bole caps. Tape a balloon over the end of a straw. Then tape the straw to the juice box. Pinch the straw shut. Place the balloon on a flat, smooth surface. Let the straw go, and watch the car moving.

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3) Homemade Slime
This is one of our favorite experiments because it’s a sure kid-pleaser. In this basic recipe, you can make some of your own right in your kitchen, and have fun squeezing it with your bare hands all day long. You need Water, White school glue, food coloring, borax, two bowls For this experiment. First, mix 1/4 cup of water and 1/4 cup of white school glue in a bowl. Next, if you want your slime to be colorful, add a few drop of food coloring to the mixture. Then, mix 1/2 tablespoon of borax and 1/2 a cup of water and stir it around until the borax dissolves. Finally, add the borax solution to the glue mixture and mix them together.

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4) Parachute Diy
Parachutes are a great way to learn about gravity and air resistance. They are also a great way to pass the time. Cut a large square out of a plastic bag. Make the square at least 8 inches (20 centimeters) on each side. Tie a knot into each corner of the square. Cut two long pieces of string. Each piece of string needs to be twice the length of you square. Take your first string, and tie each end to a corner on the top of the square. Take your second string, and tie each end to the corners on the bottom. Slip a small toy through the loops. Your parachute is ready. Toss the parachute.

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5) Storm In A Glass :
Fill the glass 1/2 full with water. Spray some shaving cream on top of the water to fill the glass to ¾ full. Use your finger or a spoon to spread the shaving cream evenly over the top of the water. The top of the shaving cream should be flat. Mix ½-cup water with 10 drops of food coloring in a separate container. Gently add the colored water, spoonful by spoonful, to the top of the shaving cream. When it gets too heavy, watch it storm.

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