These simple science experiments are a fun way to observe science at home from watching crystals grow, making a bouncy ball and more!
When you’re looking for something to do with the kids, these cool science experiments are great for kids all ages and a fun way to learn. Most of the supplies you may already have around your house. Track the experiments by keeping a journal of the results and observations.
Before you begin any experiment make sure you ask permission from an adult.
Bouncy Ball Reaction
2 paper towels
1 tsp epsom salts
2 tsp water
1 tbsp white glue
Stack paper towels, fold them in half twice and place in bowl.
Mix epsom salts and water together in cup and stir until salt dissolves. Add glue to the cup and stir thoroughly. Pour contents of the cup into the center of the folded towels to soak up excess water.
Peel the clump and roll into a ball. Now throw the ball down and watch it bounce.
Sheet of Black construction paper
3 oz paper cup
2 tbsp table salt
Cut a circle from the construction paper to fill the plate.
Fill the cup 3/4 full. Add salt to the cup and stir. Pour the mixture onto the paper and plate. Allow the paper to dry. After the paper dries, use the magnifying lens to observe the crystals on the paper.
1 tsp soil
Clear cup or glass
1 tbsp hydrogen peroxide
Place the soil in the glass. Pour hydrogen peroxide over the soil. Observe the reaction and periodically for 1 or more hours.
1 glass jar
Blue food coloring
Ice cube tray
Clear plastic cup
Fill the jar with water and add 20 drops of food coloring and stir. Pour the colored water into the ice cube tray and place tray in freezer until the water turns to ice.
Fill the cup 3/4 full with oil.