These are a few simple science experiments I’ve done with my two boys. I love that there isn’t a lot of prep that goes into each one and my boys seriously loved all three experiments.
1. Diving Raisins
You will need:
-clear soda such as 7up or Sprite
Directions: Fill the glass with soda, add raisins. It’s that simple!!
What happens: The raisins will sink to the bottom of the glass, but then bubbles will form around the raisin and they will float back to the top. When they reach the top of the glass, the bubbles will pop making the raisin dive back down to the bottom again.
My boys thought the raisins were so funny!
2. Mini volcanoes
You will need:
-a cookie sheet with raised sides
-a spoon or dropper
-food coloring (optional)
Directions: Sprinkle baking soda on a cookie sheet, have your child drop spoonfuls of vinegar on the baking soda and watch their “volcano” erupt.
3. Observe Fruit and Vegetables
What you need:
-A variety of fruits and vegetables
-A knife (for the adult only)
Directions: Wash the fruits and veggies you will be using. Have your child observe the outside of the fruit. Look at the shape, the color, the skin, does it have leaves or a stem, feel the weight of it. Then cut open the fruit or vegetable and observe the inside. Collect the seeds and compare them with other fruits/veggies. Is the skin thick or thin? Is the fruit juicy? Is the color the same on the inside?
You get the idea, there are many things to observe.
The best part is when you are done you can have a healthy snack. You might even be surprised by the things your child will taste!
Have fun exploring the world around you!
Hello! I am Camille, a wife, mother of four, Disney obsessed, certified teacher, and reality optimist. Motherhood comes with its ups and downs, and I hope while you’re here you’ll find something that makes your #momlife easier!