25 At-Home Science Experiments

Whether you’re all cooped up indoors or playing in the snow, these science experiments are an educational way to have a blast at home. Learn all about combining an acid and base with a fizzing tea party. Combine science and sweets by making crystal rock candy. Let the fun begin with 25 At-Home Science Experiments

  • Newton’s First Law 1 of 25
    Newton's First Law
    Put Newton's Law of Motion into action with a raw egg, toilet paper roll, cup, and pie tin.
    Find out more at Ordinary Life Magic.
  • Making the Rainbow 2 of 25
    Making the Rainbow
    Watch how carnations absorb the water to grow by seeing how they change colors.
    Find out more at Jadaroo.
  • Liquid to Solid 3 of 25
    Liquid to Solid
    Fill balloons with colored water and set them in the freezer. See how they've frozen into solids after a few hours and go play in the snow with them.
    Find out more at Hurrayic.
  • Growing Crystals 4 of 25
    Growing Crystals
    Grow candy rock crystals and observe their formation along the way. See how hot and cold change the molecular structure of the solution.
    Find out more at Mini Me Geology.
  • Understanding Air Pressure 5 of 25
    Understanding Air Pressure
    Investigate how changes in air pressure cause the egg to get sucked in the jar.
    Find out more at Science Sparks.
  • Separation of Sediment 6 of 25
    Separation of Sediment
    Discover what happens when you place rocks, sand, gravel, and water in a jar. What will land on the bottom and what will stay on the top?
    Find out more at Eclectic Montage.
  • The Importance of Brushing Your Teeth 7 of 25
    The Importance of Brushing Your Teeth
    See what happens when you drop eggs into a cup of soda and juice. Then, try to clean them off with a toothbrush.
    Find out more at The Chocolate Muffin Tree.
  • Colored Fire 8 of 25
    Colored Fire
    Watch what happens when you mix, alcohol, boric acid and fire together. This is definitely an experiment for an adult to do and a child can watch.
    Find out more at Preschool Powol Packets.
  • Erosion 9 of 25
    This experiment not only teaches about erosion, but the importance and growth of plants from a seed.
    Find out more at Lapappadolce.
  • Solid to Liquid 10 of 25
    Solid to Liquid
    Check out how a solid crayon can turn to liquid with heat. Leave the wrappers on some and not others and see which melt faster and why.
    Find out more at Whatever.
  • Fun with Fungus 11 of 25
    Fun with Fungus
    Follow the experiment to learn how to grow fungus, yum. Experiment by trying to grow fungus in different temperatures.
    Find out more at Satori Smiles.
  • The Exploding Watermelon 12 of 25
    The Exploding Watermelon
    Learn about the relationship between water and nitrogen by watching how it can make a watermelon explode. Stand back.
    Find out more at eHow.
  • Floating and Density 13 of 25
    Floating and Density
    See how objects of different density float or sink in water and vegetable oil.
    Find out more at Science Sparks.
  • Plants and Seasons 14 of 25
    Plants and Seasons
    Watch how a pinecone changes in the wet seasons to protect its seeds.
    Find out more at Pinkie Says....
  • Lightning in Your Mouth 15 of 25
    Lightning in Your Mouth
    Take a bite of Wint-O-Green Life Savers in the dark to see and learn how you are exciting nitrogen molecules to the point of emitting light.
    Find out more at Discovery.
  • Blubber in a Bag 16 of 25
    Blubber in a Bag
    How do whales stay warm in the cold ocean water? Check it out in this fun experiment.
    Find out more at Frugal Fun 4 Boys.
  • Edible Experiments 17 of 25
    Edible Experiments
    Learn how force can work to turn heavy cream into thick butter.
    Find out more at Jump Start.
  • Electrons and Electricity 18 of 25
    Electrons and Electricity
    Make little coffee filter ghosts and watch them float up to your balloon by invisible electrons.
    Find out more at The Fantastic Five.
  • When Mentos Meet Diet Coke 19 of 25
    When Mentos Meet Diet Coke
    See how the dimpled surface of a Mentos and carbon dioxide from Diet Coke make a real explosion.
    Find out more at Science Kids.
  • Learning About Air Resistance 20 of 25
    Learning About Air Resistance
    Make parachutes in different sizes and watch to see which fall slower due to air resistance and why.
    Find out more at Kids Activities.
  • Polymers and Pencils 21 of 25
    Polymers and Pencils
    Check out how polymers keep water from getting everywhere when you poke pencils through a plastic bag.
    Find out more at Steve Spangler Science.
  • Temperature and Volume 22 of 25
    Temperature and Volume
    Learn all about Charles' Law that when the temperature of a gas increases the volume increases, with a bar of Ivory soap.
    Find out more at Steve Spangler Science.
  • Mixing an Acid and a Base 23 of 25
    Mixing an Acid and a Base
    Fill cups with vinegar and water, see what happens when you add baking soda to each. Which react and which don't?
    Find out more at In Lieu of Preschool.
  • From Milk to Plastic 24 of 25
    From Milk to Plastic
    Check out how to make casein plastic in your home from milk.
    Find out more at Science Buddies.
  • Making Frost 25 of 25
    Making Frost
    Find out how water can turn to frost with cold enough temperatures by making it at home.
    Find out more at Science Sparks.

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