Science isn’t all about lab coats and goggles. Raid your kitchen cupboards, blow up balloons and make water do some very strange things! All with our fun science experiments for kids you can do at home.
These cool science experiments don’t need fancy ingredients or equipment, making them great for encouraging STEM learning outside of the classroom. They make science a game! Get ready to roll up your sleeves – which science experiment will you try first?
Making An Egg Bounce
We all know if you take an egg from its carton and drop it on the floor, it will crack and make a whole lot of mess.
But, prepare to be shocked with this simple experiment showing how to make an egg bounce.
Yep, this fun science experiment for kids can be done easily using things you’ll find in the kitchen cupboards. Check out the below video from parent blogger The Dad Lab for full instructions. You won’t believe the results!!
Gravity is what keeps us all with our feet firmly on the ground, but what if we could trick it and turn it into a science experiment instead?
Great for doing at home, all you’ll need is a wine glass, some water, a sheet of card and a bucket, as we show you how to make gravity-defying water.
Ideal for introducing science-based activities to young children. This simple experiment for mixing colours and water is a simple science experiment designed for preschoolers.
Let your little one choose which colour to use when, ask them to describe the colourful shapes they’ll see dancing in the water and see what happens when you mix more than one colour together.
Ah, slime. It’s the one thing that parents across the UK have been being pestered to make, so why not turn it into a science activity? For our concoction, we mixed shaving foam, PVA glue and a little bit of air freshener (fabric conditioner can work too!).
This creates a slime that you can swirl, stretch and crack, providing hours of fun. Try changing the quantities to see how the mixture changes. Then, ask the kids to explain the differences.
This Rainbow Skittles science experiment can be done in seconds, making it a great way to try science at home even with the most easily distracted toddler sized assistant.
All you’ll need to do is arrange Skittles in a circle on a plate and fill the middle with warm water. Then sit back and watch as the colours drain and mix with the water, creating a cool rainbow pattern in front of your eyes. Plus, any bonus Skittles equal a tasty treat for you!
If all these science experiments for kids have got your mind-boggling, then why not plan a day out to a science centre near you? With loads of hands-on activities to really bring science to life, find your nearest now:
London Science Museum | ThinkTank – Birmingham Science Museum | Aberdeen Science Centre | Glasgow Science Centre | Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester | Life Science Centre (Centre for Life), Newcastle | National Science and Media Museum, Manchester | Techniquest, Cardiff | Museum of Victorian Science, Whitby | Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Cambridge | Museum of the History of Science, Oxford