If your kids are anything like my son, they think science is when you mix all of the condiments in the fridge into one big mess. On more than 1 occasion, I have walked into the kitchen to find almost every bottle out and my son covered in BBQ sauce and soy sauce. To help steer his love for science in the right direction, I do some simple, yet real and easy, science experiments.
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1. Swirling Colors
This simple experiment uses only milk, dish soap, and food coloring. Pour the milk into a bowl and add a few drops of food coloring around the dish. Add a drop of soap into the bowl and watch what happens.
After you drop in the soap, watch the colors begin to mix together. They almost dance before your eyes. They even mix to make different colors. This is a great time to talk about what colors make different colors when mixed or the reaction that is happening to make the colors start to swirl.
2. A Fizzing Reaction
Who doesn’t like the reaction you get when vinegar hits baking soda? For this experiment, all you need is baking soda, vinegar, a dropper, food coloring, some bowls and a pan or cupcake tin.
I like to color the vinegar to add a little fun to the experiment. Have the kids drop colored vinegar into the baking soda. The bubbling and fizzing is sure to captivate them and spark a conversation on why it does that.
3. Layers That Won’t Mix
Ocean in a bottle is something every kid has to make at least once in their lifetime. It is very easy and doesn’t take much. All you need is some oil, water, food coloring and a bottle.
Place the water in the bottle with a drop or two of coloring. Add the oil in afterward and twist on the lid. Kids are mesmerized by the swaying of the water and oil without mixing. Teach your kid about density and why they don’t mix. They will love shaking it up and watching it separate again.
4. Adrienne’s Volcano Eruption
A volcano eruption is the ultimate “go to” science project for any science fair. It is very easy to create and explain. Not to mention, it’s really cool to watch it make a mess. Grab some vinegar, food dye and baking soda for this project.
Mix the vinegar with the food dye to get a nice red lava color. Fill the plastic volcano, included with the MC2 Adrienne doll, with the baking soda. Suck up the vinegar into the dropper provided in MC2 Adrienne’s Volcano kit. Squeeze the vinegar into the top of the volcano and watch the “lava” flow. This is a great opportunity to talk to your kids about what makes volcanoes erupt.
5. Science Kits by Project MC2
If you have a little wanna-be scientist at home that you are trying to find simple experiments for, you should check out Project MC2. These awesome dolls each come with their own simple science experiments for kids. The dolls are based off the Netflix original T.V show called Project MC2. The show is all about 4 super smart girls who become secret agents and use their science skills to save the day. If you have a child that loves science, Project MC2 dolls would be a great fit.
Have your little scientist making their own volcano, lava lamp, skateboard, or glow necklace with Project MC2. If one experiment per doll isn’t enough, Project MC2 also has a whole science kit. Help cultivate and keep their love for everything science growing with Project MC2. Found at Amazon, Walmart, Target and Toys R Us.