15 Science Experiments You Can Do With Your Kids
by Therese Oneill Time to get messy, light some stuff on fire, and use food products in ways they were never intended! Parents and teachers across the internet have found fun ways to teach kids science, and have documented the experiments for the rest of us. 1. Fun Quotient: A much less stinky take on the trusty vinegar and baking soda eruptions. Teaches: The baking soda base and the citric acid create an endothermic reaction while releasing carbon dioxide in bubble form. 2. TaxFix.co.uk Fun Quotient: Holy crud—you’re burning money! Teaches: Combustion, or what a fire likes to eat. 3. Fun Quotient: It makes pretty rocks you can eat! Teaches: Water evaporates, the sugar crystals don’t. 4. Fun Quotient: They get to use sharp things and electricity, which is Frankenstein-level cool. Teaches: Electromagnets are everywhere. 5. Fun Quotient: Invisible ink! Teaches: Good old oxidation. 6. Fun Quotient: Like walking on hot coals, but somehow more naughty! Teaches: Structure matters. 7. 8. 9. 10.
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