Now that the kids are almost on summer break it’s time to start planning those daily activities. My biggest predicament is trying to find activities that I don’t feel are completely mindless (gotta keep those synapses firing, right?). What better activity to do with them than a fun science experiment? Learn all about the crystallization process with geodes and test the power of nature by walking on eggshells. Your afternoons are guaranteed to be tons of fun and educational with these 25 At-Home Science Experiments…
1. Crystallization in Progress
Learn all about crystallization by making your own geodes.
Check it out at Martha Stewart.
2. Elephant Toothpaste
Have fun with yeast to make this foaming elephant toothpaste.
Find out how to make this at Preschool Powol Packets.
3. Dancing Oobleck
Follow the tutorial to create this concoction and watch the power of sound waves make it dance.
Find out how to make this at Housing a Forest.
4. Moving Towards the Light
Will the plant find its way to the light?
Check it out at Plants for Kids.
5. Naked Egg
Learn how to make a fully intact egg with no shell. Then experiment with it to see how far it can fall and still stay intact.
Check it out at Imagination Station.
6. Why Leaves Change Colors
Through this experiment they can learn all about why leaves change colors in autumn.
Find out more at Almost Unschoolers.
7. All About Density
Layering specific liquids is a great way to teach kids all about density.
Find out more at Steve Splanger Science.
8. Does it Dissolve?
Have them guess what will dissolve in water and what won’t and then experiment to find out.
Check it out at The Picky Apple.
9. Bubble Magic
Watch what happens when you touch this straw to the bubble.
Find out more at Im Blog Hoppin.
10. Walking Water
See how water can move from one glass to the other.
Find out more at 2012 Blog.
11. Magnetic Pipe Cleaners
Introduce the young ones to the idea of magnets through pipe cleaners.
Find out more at Heidi Songs.
12. Tornado in a Jar
See how a tornado forms by creating one in a jar.
Find out more at Ellie Moon.
13. Force and Motion
Race marbles down inclined pool noodles to experiment with force and motion.
Check it out at The Techy Teach.
14. Floating Jellyfish
Make a jellyfish in a bottle and try to guess why jellyfish float and what direction it will go in when the bottle is turned different directions.
Find out more at Bhoom Play.
15. Hot Air Rises
Teach this concept to school age kids by lighting a tea bag on fire and watch what happens.
Find out more at Ordinary Life Magic.
16. Plants Need Water
Predict what will happen when you stick celery stalks in colored water.
Find out more at Tinker Lab
17. Fun with Water Beads
Use water beads to show how they expand by absorbing water. Experiment with them to see if they bounce, break, change shape and more.
Find out more at Nurture Store.
18. Walking on Egg Shells
What really happens when you walk on a carton of eggs?
Find out more at Steve Spangler Science.
19. How Our Lungs Function
Learn all about the function of our lungs through this soda bottle experiment.
Find out more at Early Bird Homeschool.
20. Why We Need Sunscreen
Teach the kids all about the importance of sunscreen with this experiment.
Find out more at I Can Teach My Child.
21. From Solids to Liquids
Which solids can turn into liquids? Teach them the concept of solids and liquids by doing this experiment to find out the answer.
Check it out at Creekside Learning.
Experiment with balloons and CDs to see if they can actually hover.
Find out more at Scribbit.
23. Make it Rain
Bring the concept of rain to a lower level by creating it in a jar.
Find out more at I Can Teach My Child.
24. Bottle Rocket
Predict the distance your bottle rocket will go in this fun experiment.
Find out more at Child Central Station.
25. Learning About Buoyancy
Place a ketchup bottle in a bottle of water and make it float or sink. Can you make a mustard packet do the same?
Check it out at Science Bob.
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