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Kiwicrate. What is more exciting than a glowing science experiment that is also delicious to eat?


With only two main ingredients, your kids will love discovering the magic of fluorescent substances in this glowing gelatin project. How We Did It Heat up 1 cup of tonic water over the stove until it begins to boil. Pour the flavored gelatin packet into the glass container. Carefully add in the boiling tonic water and stir until all the gelatin is fully dissolved. To help cool the mixture, slowly add a second cup of (non-boiling) tonic water. Tonic water will make your gelatin glow more brightly under a black light, however it will have a slightly bitter taste.

Once the entire solution is mixed, place the gelatin mixture into the refrigerator and let it rest for about 4 hours or until firm Then, take out your solid gelatin and place it under a blacklight. Spooky Extravaganza Resource. Erupting Pumpkins Experiment for Kids. This fun fall activity brings Fall and Science together in a way that kids are sure to love! Erupting Pumpkins Experiment for Kids Rosie loves the old baking soda and vinegar trick, and we are always trying to come up with new and fun twists for this experiment!

It truly never gets old! All you need for this activity is a carved pumpkin, some baking soda, and vinegar. Food coloring is optional but highly recommended as it adds to the fun Science! We filled our pumpkins with a bit baking soda and a few drops of food coloring. Our hope was for the whole pumpkin face to erupt, but the pumpkins were so large and the mouths so big that the eruptions only came out of the mouth. Dancing Frankenworms. Activity for ages 2 to 5.

Dancing Frankenworms

This simple kids’ science activity is perfect for little mad scientists who like seeing creatures come alive before their eyes. Like our fizzing popsicle paint and magic balloons, this kids’ science experiment uses baking soda and vinegar to make gummy worms dance. P.S. Halloween Science - Jumping Ghosts. One of the activities my children ask to do over and over again is our jumping frogs which are a great way to learn about static electricity, so inspired by Inspiration Laboratories moving ghost we made jumping ghosts instead of frogs.

Halloween Science - Jumping Ghosts

To make it more of an investigation rather than demonstration we tried to make tissue paper and normal paper jump. Equipment Black Balloon Paper, cut into ghost shapes. We used tissue paper and normal paper. Baking Soda Experiment - Monster Tea Party. Welcome to more Spectacular Summer Science.

Baking Soda Experiment - Monster Tea Party

Today we’ve got a super fun baking soda experiment to share. The girls wanted to have a tea party, so we used a bit of Science Sparks magic to make it more exciting. What you need: Baking soda ( bicarbonate of soda )Baking powderVinegarWashing up liquidWaterTea cupsFood colouringVinegar Instructions. Science for kids - make an eerie sounds device. This is a special device you can make that makes eerie sounds like a creaking door, or creaking steps!

Science for kids - make an eerie sounds device.

Perfect if you’re having a Halloween party or sleepover and want to spook your friends. Easy Density Experiment For Kids. Welcome to our Halloween density experiment.

Easy Density Experiment For Kids

What do you think? What you need. Glowing Oobleck - An Easy Slime Recipe. Glowing oobleck is an easy, two-ingredient slime recipe that’s perfect for Halloween or exploring with a black light.

Glowing Oobleck - An Easy Slime Recipe

Make regular oobleck, glowing oobleck, and glow in the dark oobleck. Then, have fun layering the 3 types together creating designs as you play. Glowing Oobleck Ingredients: cornstarchtonic water {that says contains quinine}black light {UV light source}tap water {optional}glow in the dark paint {optional} Pumpkin Oobleck Made with Real Pumpkin. Playing with cornstarch and water (oobleck) is a wonderful sensory experience enjoyed by kids of all ages.

Pumpkin Oobleck Made with Real Pumpkin

It is also a great science exploration of a non-newtonian fluid. Turn standard oobleck into a Halloween activity by making pumpkin oobleck with the insides of your carved pumpkin. Pumpkin Carving Leftovers We carved a pumpkin {and by we, I really mean my husband}. Aiden chose the pattern he wanted, and Patrick set off to work. Halloween Science: Dancing Ghosts and Bats. Welcome back to another Challenge and Discover – our monthly science challenge link up co-hosted with with Science Sparks.

Halloween Science: Dancing Ghosts and Bats

Thanks so much to everyone that linked up to last month’s baking soda challenge. This month’s challenge is Halloween science. We are challenging you to do science with your kids with a Halloween twist. We will give you examples of projects for the theme on our blogs and in our special Spooky Science Halloween Hangouts. Static Electricity Dancing Ghosts and Bats We first experimented with static electricity and different materials over at the Kids Activities Blog. Here’s what you need: balloontissue papermarkersscissorstapesweater or your hair Cut out your Halloween shapes from the tissue paper. Tape the bottom of your ghost, bat, or other Halloween shapes to the table. Rub the balloon on a sweater or a head of hair to gather some extra electrons. If you don’t tape down your tissue paper, your Halloween shapes will most likely just get stuck to the balloon. Fall Math for Kids: How Heavy is a Pumpkin? Here’s a fun fall math activity for kids!

Fall Math for Kids: How Heavy is a Pumpkin?

Build a simple PVC pipe balance that will allow kids to investigate the weight of a pumpkin. And really, there is nothing inherently “fall” about the balance, so if you build one you can use it all year long. Candy Corn Catapults! (Four ways to build a catapult out of items from around the house!) This week, several excellent bloggers have teamed up to provide a play series of ideas for what to do with ALL of the candy that will be entering our homes this month! Here is our contribution to the series – candy corn catapults! We’re going to show you four different catapult versions that can all be built with items from around this house. However, it would also be fun to just provide the materials and let your kids experiment with building the best catapult. Building and testing catapults to see which shoot candy corn the farthest would make a fun fall playdate! Some friends of ours helped us come up with good catapult designs, and all of the boys (8 boys total!)

Exploding Peep Geysers. I had no idea that Peeps are now making festive Halloween Ghosts until I found myself wandering the to the candy isle at Target. Now that is a dangerous isle! My kids have been wanting to try this Microwaved Peep Experiment for a while, so we decided to take it to the next level. My kids were totally memorized watching our simple Exploding Peep Geysers. Empty plastic bottle ~ we used a small Gatorade bottle3 PeepsA Microwave Squish your little peeps into the bottle. Once the peeps were all snug in their new home, we realized that our bottle almost touched the top of the microwave. I asked the kids what they thought was going to happen when we microwaved our little ghosts. Place your peep filled bottle in the middle of the microwave. This was a shot immediately after the microwave door was opened.

Just like regular Marshmallows, this sticky pile became hard as it cooled. Flying Tea Bag Ghosts. Activity for ages 4 and up. Kids’ science doesn’t get much cooler than these fun flying tea bag ghosts. Kids will love learning about convection and air pressure so much that they’ll be running to the panty for every last tea bag. And, since this kids’ science activity is oh-so-simple to set up, you won’t mind repeating it over and over again.

Getting Ready. Ghost Rockets Halloween Activity. Today we are falling into more sensory play alongside Mess for Less. We have had so much fun working with Vicky to come up with FUN Fall activities. If you have missed any of our series be sure to check out all the activities at the end of the post. Today, Vicky and I are each sharing a FUN Halloween Activity. Halloween Science: Ghost Balloon - Virtual Book Club for Kids. HalloweenLogicProblem. 19 Spooky STEM Projects For Kiddos This Halloween.