Here is the list of a few amazing science experiments that are better than making slime. You won’t believe it, but these projects would teach you a lot about science.
What comes first in your mind when you think about a science project? How to make slime? Well, making slime is the easiest and the coolest project for kids.
Science experiments are always fun. Be it organic chemistry or researching in physics, Science is an interesting subject and also a nightmare. While some try science experiments with kids at home, others do in the lab. Don’t worry if you have never entered into the science lab, some science experiments are easy and would make you learn a variety of science concepts.
If you find science experiments cool, then get ready with your lab coat, as you are going to learn about science experiments that are fun and are better than creating volcanoes at home. But before you get ready to perform these experiments, make sure that you take the help of your mentor or parents.
You must have heard about the crystallization process, but have you ever used this concept at home? If not, then use this process to grow rock candy in a glass. Things you will need are sugar, water, wooden sticks, food color dye (optional), and a utensil for boiling.
Do you have a secret message to share with someone special or have a password that no one should see? If so, then this science project is worth trying. Know how to make invisible ink and to become a secret agent in no time. You will need lemon, water, bowl, cotton, lamp, and spoon.
You might be wondering how does this happen? Lemon juice is an organic substance and turns brown when it is heated. When you mix lemon juice and water, it is hard to notice its presence. Other than lemon juice, wine, milk, and vinegar work in the same way. It (invisible ink) could also be prepared by using chemical reactions.
It is one of the most common science experiments in modern times. This project would teach you more about carbon dioxide and surface tension. If you are planning to do this project, make sure you do this outside home, on the lawn or garden.
You will require a large bottle of diet coke, geyser tube (optional), and half a pack of mentos.
The reason is there is a lot of carbon dioxide waiting to escape the liquid in the form of bubbles. When you drop mentos, it speeds up this process by breaking the surface tension of the liquid and allowing bubbles to form on the area of mentos. You can try this experiment with other sodas, but it works best with diet coke as it is not so sticky.
Most of the science projects either explode or sparkle. You can make a sparkling volcano at home in easy steps. You will need baking soda, vinegar, vase, food coloring, glitter.
Enjoy the results! Have you ever seen a beautiful sparkling volcano?
You might find this science experiment a little weird, but once you try this, you would know about casein plastic and its properties. Do you know that in the early 1900s, milk was used to make different ornaments, beads, buckles, and buttons? You would be shocked to know that the milk was also used to make Queen’s Mary Jewelry. Know how they use milk to create jewelry with this science project.
You will need a pan, milk, white vinegar, strainer, paper towel, food dye, and glitter.
This transformation happens when you add vinegar into the milk. It changes the acidity level. When you heat the milk, it speeds up the reaction, and the casein protein in the milk begins to clump together and turn into plastic.
Do you know how to make a rocket balloon car? If not, then try this science experiment with your kids at home. They would be surprised by your creativity and would also learn interesting things about Newton’s Law of Motion. To perform this science project, you will need scissors, tape, bendy straw, straight pins, marker, and Styrofoam trays/plastic bottle.
When the air leaves the balloon, it pushes the car in the opposite direction. This explains Newton’s Third Law of Motion.
Have you ever tried to make a rainbow at home? Not with crayons on your drawing book but with skittles at home? If not, then try this cool science project with your kids. It is easy and doesn’t take time.
You will need a mug, water, skittles, 6-7 separate cups, and a dropper.
Skittles are made of sugar. When you add hot water into it, the skittles leave their color, and sugar dissolves. The cup with only 2-3 skittles doesn’t have much sugar than the one with ten skittles. But they have an equal amount of water. The cup with the less sugar would be less dense and would float over the one having more amount of sugar. So, this is how this works.
An egg is fragile and gets broken easily. If you knock it hard, then it would get cracked easily. But do you know you could make an egg bounce and that too without breaking? Let’s see how it could be done.
You will need a boiled egg, vinegar, and a glass jar.
This is one of the interesting science projects I have ever seen. It explains the term osmosis. When a liquid from a lower concentration solution moves to a more concentrated solution through a semi-permeable substance, it is termed as Oasis. In the project, vinegar diffuses through the eggshell and leaves it leathery in texture.
As the shell gets breaks, CO2 is produced, which you see in the form of bubbles. It leaves the egg immersed in the vinegar and cause the shell to dissolve it completely.
Cut a piece of ice into half and understand the process related to ice skating. You will need an ice cube, a tray so that things don’t get wet, a container, and a fishing line with a weight on each side.
The pressure of the weights pull the string through the ice cubes and melts the ice under the fishing line. This process also works when you do ice skating, where the blades of the skates melt the ice directly. This allows the skater to move smoothly on the layer of the water.
Have you ever imagined of creating a battery with a fruit? Sounds weird? But today, we would make a fruit battery that would light a bulb too! You will need a citrus fruit (orange, lime or any other fruit), copper nails, small light bulb, zinc nail, microammeter (optional), and electrical tape.
Do you want to know how does this happen? The citrus fruit has acidic content and is good for conducting electricity. The fruit contains charged ions. When you insert nails into the fruit, the electrons start moving from fruit to the nail and leave the protons in the fruit. The transfer of electrons and when you attach nails generates electricity.
No matter whether you are making slime or rocket balloon cars, every science experiment teaches you something new and even things that you might not have read in school books.
Have you tried these science projects at home? Do you know other science projects that could be performed with kids? If so, then share ideas with us.
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