Always trying to find an activity that combines the perfect mix of fun and education for your child? Now you have with simple step-by-step science experiments that can be completed in the vicinity of your kitchen!
Below are sites that contain hundreds of suggestions for family friendly experiments that are enlightening to everyone. Many experiments require ingredients that can be found around the house and can be completed in a few straightforward steps. A clear scientific explanation follows the instructions and illustrates the basic scientific laws underlying each experiment. Pick a handful and they will promise hours of learning and entertainment.
Steve Spangler Science categorizes endless experiments into different fields of science. Experiments ranging from chemistry and states of matter to electricity and magnetism and more are available for you to attempt.
Reeko Science also offers a variety of experiments dealing with different aspects of science that can be viewed in terms of ‘popularity’ and ‘level of difficulty’.
Science Kids and Science Bob provide mind boggling activities that are demystified through simple scientific explanations. Don’t know where to start? Favorites include Make Plastic Milk, Gravity Defying Water and Ice Cube Magic.
Last but not least, don’t forget the basic safety rules of working in the “lab.” Wear goggles if advised, wash your hands after each experiment, and wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.
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