Bring more science to your everyday learning! Here are 5 fun and easy science experiments for kids to make. We have the kids watch the videos, gather the supplies, set up their science experiment station, do the experiment, and then clean up! Great for children in grade school and up.
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We try to have at least one day every week where we do science experiments after school. It is something the kids and I really look forward to.
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5 Cool Science Experiments for Kids
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- Clear glass
- Pitcher of water
The students will learn about light refraction: The direction of light rays changes direction.
Experiment #2: Make a Tornado in a Bottle
The students will make a vortex. The vortex forms because of the circular formation of the water.
Experiment #3: Make a Glowing Bouncy Egg
Experiment #4: How to Make Quicksand
The students will make and explore a non-Newtonian liquid, meaning it behaves like both a liquid and a solid.
Experiment #5: Make a Periscope
What do kids learn with science experiments
Kids learn a lot by doing science experiments. Here are some of the things they can learn:
- How to ask questions and find answers
- How to think critically and solve problems
- How to work together and communicate effectively
- How to be creative and innovative
- How to learn from their mistakes
- How to have fun and be curious about the world around them
Science experiments can be a great way to engage kids in learning and help them develop important life skills.
Books with More Cool Science Experiments for Kids
Looking for more ideas, be sure to explore these cool science experiment books!
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