Besides, children are born scientists. They’re always experimenting with something, whether they’re throwing a plate of spaghetti on the wall, blowing bubbles in the bathwater, or stacking blocks into an intricate tower only to destroy it in one big swipe.
Looking for very simple science experiments to do at home with your kids? Maybe you need some ideas for summer or a rainy day. These are the coolest science Experiments for Kids to do at Home.
1. Water Walking
You’ll need six containers of water for this one: three with clear water, one with red food coloring, one with blue colouring, and one with yellow coloring. Arrange them in a circle, alternating coloured and clear containers, and make bridges between the containers with folded paper towels. Your kids will be amazed to see the colored water “walk” over the bridges and into the clear containers, mixing colors, and giving them a first-hand look at the magic of capillarity.
2. Make a Sundial
Unravel the mysteries of time. Or at least figure out the basics by setting up a sundial outside. Take time each hour to check the sun’s positioning and make note of it so your sidekick can see the bigger picture.
3. Pencils Through a Bag of Water
Kids might guess that if you pierce a bag of water with a sharpened pencil, the water would all leak out. In fact, if you do it right, the polymers of the bag’s plastic will re-seal around the pencil, and your counters will stay dry (and your kids will be amazed). You can get them thinking about the chemical compositions that make up everyday items.