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? Your afternoons are guaranteed to be tons of fun and educational with these 6 At-Home Science Experiments…
1. Elephant Toothpaste
Have fun with yeast to make this foaming elephant toothpaste.
Find out how to make this at Preschool Powol Packets.
2. 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 HousingAForest.
3. Why Leaves Change Colors
Through this experiment they can learn all about why leaves change colors in autumn.
Find out more at Almost Unschoolers.
4. Tornado in a Jar
See how a tornado forms by creating one in a jar.
Find out more at Ellie Moon.
5. Plants Need Water
Predict what will happen when you stick celery stalks in colored water.
Find out more at Tinker Lab
6. 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.