Did you ever do science experiments in school? I LOVED them! Especially the small DIY ones that I could do around my house with simple supplies. I was a huge fan of Mr. Wizard – remember him?! The good news is that I’ve found those same fun science experiments that are easy to re-enact, and they all have one ingredient in common: the Ziploc bag. The leakproof bag is a classic one, accomplished by stabbing pencils and/or other sharp objects through a Ziploc filled with water. Looking for more great DIY science projects to do with the kids? Click through the jump to see them!
Exploding Bag 1 of 5Combine baking soda and vinegar for a fun chemical reaction that causes a Ziploc bag to bust - do this experiment outside!
Learn more at IMCPL Kids
Moldy Bread 2 of 5Kids can learn about fungi by placing a piece of bread in a Ziploc and observing the changes over the course of several days.
Learn more at Small World at Home
Living Yeast 3 of 5Show children how yeast is alive by mixing it with lukewarm water in a Ziploc and then observing under a microscope.
Learn how at Education.com
Ice Cream 4 of 5Watch a scientific reaction as three ingredients turn to ice cream when placed on ice and salt, over the course of five minutes.
Learn more at How Stuff Works
Pinto Beans 5 of 5Kids will be amazed that all it takes is a wet paper towel and pinto beans inside of a Ziploc to grow small plants.
Learn more at Lightbulb Books
Follow Babble on Pinterest.