Science Experiments for Kids

Schools are closed all across the world due to the Coronavirus. Many aren’t planning on resuming the school year which is making for an extra long summer. Beat boredom, ignite your child’s mind, and keep the fun of learning intact by doing some of these science experiments.

Each of the following science experiments are both fun and easy to complete. These are great for kids of all ages with parental supervision. Not only will the kids have a blast but parents will have fun recreating these as well. Check them out below and have a great time making memories with your little ones.

Also, take a gander at the FREE printable pages I have included. If you like them feel free to download and print them out.

Free Printable Pages

These printable pages listed below are 100% free for personal use only. Everything pictured below comes in the downloadable package along with an instruction page for parents.

I turned the Scientist Identification Cards into lanyards for my kids. They would work great printed out on sticker sheets as well. Pair the printables with a diy lab coat and safety goggles for even more fun.

Experiments

The Naked Egg

This is one of my favorites and it’s very easy to do. When it comes to this experiment patience is key as it will take a few days to complete.

Materials:

  • 1 egg
  • vinegar
  • a container to place the ingredients in

Instructions:

  • Place the egg in a container and cover the egg completely in vinegar.
  • Place in the fridge for a few days, checking on it at least once a day.
  • When the shell is dissolved you can run it under cool water for a second to get a lot of the vinegar off.

In my experience it takes around 4 days. When it’s finished the shell will be completely dissolved. Your child will be able to see inside the egg especially if you hold a flashlight to it. The egg is bouncy too. Let your child play with the egg just be careful as they break easily.

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Scattering Pepper

Ingredients

  • Water
  • Pepper
  • Soap
  • Shallow dish

Pour an inch of water into a shallow dish. Sprinkle pepper evenly across the water. Put a small drop of dish soap on the tip of your finger. Poke your finger into the dish.

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Colorful Dancing Milk

Ingredients:

  • Milk
  • Food Coloring
  • Dishsoap
  • Q-tips
  • Shallow dish

Directions:

Add milk to your shallow dish. Add just enough to cover the bottom of the dish. Drop in a few drops of different colored food coloring. Make sure the food coloring is apart enough not to touch. The colors will need room to spread and “dance.” Dip the Q-tip in dish soap. Then, press the Q-tip in the middle of the dish. The magic will begin!

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Erupting Volcano

The erupting volcano is a classic experiment for kids. It requires simple ingredients and is easy to make. The results are both fascinating and gorgeous. Don’t believe me? Check out the following video.

Ingredients:

  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar
  • Cup, test tube, or volcano mold
  • Food coloring (optional)

Directions:

Pour baking soda into the volcano mold. Add a few drops of food coloring. Gently pour vinegar over baking soda. Enjoy the fizzy eruption!

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Rainbow Roses

Have you ever wondered how rainbow roses come to exist? Well, they don’t just grow in nature like that. Find out how they are made with this experiment that results in beautifully colored flowers that can be given as gifts. Hint hint: Mother’s Day is coming up. Start them a few days before and you’ll have a gorgeous gift for your Mom.

Ingredients:

  • Long-stemmed white roses (or any white flower with a sturdy stem)
  • Food coloring
  • 4 cups of water

Directions:

Don’t forget that these will take a few days to change colors.

Related: Free Spring Coloring Pages for Kids

Slime

No science experiment list for kids is ever complete without slime. This is the ultimate fun experiment for kids. Not only will they have fun making the slime and they’ll have hours of fun playing with it as well!

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz. liquid glue
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/4 tsp. contact lens solution
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • beads, sequins, glitter (optional)

Directions:

Mix and knead all the ingredients together. That’s it! Be sure to store in a plastic Ziploc baggie to keep it from drying out.

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Dry Erase Marker Trick

Ingredients:

  • Water
  • Shallow dish
  • Dry erase marker

Directions:

Draw designs on the plate with the dry erase marker. Wait for the marker to dry. Pour water onto the plate. The designs will float and dance.

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Lava Lamp

Ingredients:

  • Oil
  • Glass of water
  • Food coloring
  • 1 Aspirin

Directions:

Add oil and food coloring to a glass of water. Drop in an aspirin. For even more fun put a light under the glass and turn off the lights. Groovy.

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Walking Rainbow Water

Ingredients:

  • Water
  • Food coloring
  • 6 Cups
  • Paper towels

Directions:

Fill three of the 6 cups with water and a few drops of food coloring. Place them in a circle alternating between dry and wet cups. Connect each cup via a paper towel. Wait a few hours. Liquid will be in each cup and you’ll have a rainbow.


A Note from Chelsey

I would love to know how your experiments turned out so please leave comment at the bottom of the page to share your experience. Also, if you have any tips or want to share a different experiment for kids feel free to comment that as well.

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