Some Science Experiments to Do with Your Kids
Kids are born scientists. They’re always busy experimenting with different things, whether or not throwing a plate of food on the wall, puffing bubbles in the water, or piling blocks into a complicated tower only to destroy it in one blow. Are you a parent who wants to keep this scientist inside your kid always alive and searching for some kid-friendly experiments? Then don’t worry, Montessori South Pasadena CA suggests some super easy science experiments through which kids are exposed to a wide variety of scientific concepts. You can do these minds blowing, hands-on experiments using stuff probably lying around the house.
Orange Fizz : This is a very common science experiment to show kids that when acids and bases mix, it creates some exciting chemistry.
- An orange
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- Cut the orange into slices
- Deep a slice into the baking soda
- Take a bite! As you chew, it ought to make a bubble in your mouth
How does it work?
As the orange (citric acid) gets mixed with baking soda (base), it makes millions of carbon dioxide bubbles.
Homemade play dough : Childcare Pasadena CA often does this fun experiment with kids to make play dough at home. This experiment also helps kids to understand that instead of buying expensive stuff, they can make it at home using some homely ingredients.
- 3 cups flour
- 1½ cups salt
- 6 tablespoon cream of tartar
- 3 tablespoon oil
- 3 cups of water
- Dissolve salt in water
- Add all ingredients into a large container
- You need to keep on stirring the mixture until it turns into a ball kind of shape
- Knead the dough mixture properly
- Store in plastic containers
You can add some food color to the dough to make colorful play dough.
Dry Erase : Kids in Montessori South Pasadena CA, love doing this experiment as it shows how a drawn figure becomes animated.
- A smooth glass plate or a bowl or a picture frame
- Dry erase marker
- Draw any figure on the glass.
- Pour water onto the plate or into the bowl slowly to lift the drawing
- Swirl the water around to create the image dance and move
How does it work?
The marker leaves behind a mix of pigments and a kind of alcohol. The alcohol dissolve and the pigments are left behind as solids. As the glass is smooth, the solid start moving when it gets wet.
Make your volcano : In Childcare Pasadena CA teachers facilitate this experiment to give students an idea of what it might look like when a volcano erupts flowing lava.
- Paper or clay – to make the volcano
- A container that 35 mm film comes in, an old pill bottle, a baby food jar, or similar size container
- Red and yellow food coloring
- Liquid dishwashing soap
- With the help of art teacher, make Volcano out of paper or clay
- Put the container onto the top of the volcano
- Add 2 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon dishwashing soap, and few drops of food colors and pour the mixture into the container
- For the eruption, add an ounce of vinegar into the container