5 EPIC science experiments you can do at home

December 9th 2021
Ealing Broadway
By Chloe

Just because our KIDZ#1 doors are closed, why should you have to miss out on some epic science experiments? There are so many science experiments you can do at home with household objects and it is a great way to have some fun and get your hands in on the action! So for all you budding Einsteins out there, here are some epic experiments you can do at home. 

Magic Milk

What you need: 

  • 1 cup of milk
  • Liquid food colouring
  • Dish soap
  • Cotton swabs
  • Shallow dish
  • Plastic container 

Method:

  1. Pour about one tablespoon of dish soap into a small container.
  2. Pour milk onto a plate 
  3. Drip a few drops of food colouring of choice in the center of the milk. 
  4. Dip a cotton swab into the dish soap.
  5. Place the cotton swab in the middle of the colors and watch what happens! 
  6. Watch over time how different things look!

www.livinglifeandlearning.com/cool-magic-milk-experiment-you-have-to-try.html

Instant Ice

What you need:

  • Bottled water
  • Glass or ceramic bowl
  • Plastic tray
  • Ice-cubes

Method:

  1. Put water bottles in the freezer for two hours. Lay them on their sides for the best results, but try not to dent them.
  2. Remove the water bottles from the freezer before they freeze. (You’ll know they’re ready when crystals form when you jostle the bottles.)
  3. Place a ceramic bowl upside down on a flat surface (like a tray) to catch the water overage.
  4. Place an ice cube on top of the pouring surface.
  5. Then SLOWLY pour while instant ice forms!

www.onlypassionatecuriosity.com/instant-ice-science-experiment-for-kids/

Lava Lamp

What you need:

  • Water
  • Oil (baby oil or vegetable oil)
  • Alka-seltzer
  • Tall glass or bottle
  • Food colouring

Method:

  1. Fill the glass with 1 to 2 inches of water.
  2. Add your favorite food colouring.
  3. Fill the rest of the glass with oil but stop at about 1 inch from the top so that it won't bubble over.
  4. Drop an antacid tablet into the mixture and watch

https://www.rookieparenting.com/the-best-homemade-lava-lamp-density-experiment/

Sundial

What you need:

  • Posterboard
  • Paper plate
  • Playdough
  • Stick or pencil
  • Marker
  • Timer

Method:

  1. Roll the playdough into a ball and place the stick/pencil in the centre
  2. Place in the centre of a paper plate and put in an area that will get full sun
  3. Place the plate on the posterboard, mark a line and record the time on the shadow
  4. Set an alarm so it will go off every hour for the rest of the day
  5. Eventually your posterboard will resemble a clock!

https://happybrownhouse.com/how-to-make-a-sundial-with-children/

Balloon-Powered Car

What you need:

  • Empty juice carton
  • Balloon
  • Plastic straw
  • Rubber-band
  • Toothpicks
  • 4 bottle caps
  • Tape

Method:

  1. Make tiny holes into the bottle caps for the wheels and push the toothpicks through each end. You should have two wheels per toothpick. Secure with tape onto the juice carton.
  2. Place the balloon onto the short end of your straw, hold in place using your rubber band so it is tightly sealed. 
  3. Tape straw onto your juice box, allowing the long end of the straw to hang off the end. 
  4. Inflate the balloon and watch your car go!

https://raisingwhasians.com/juice-box-balloon-car-craft/

 

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