Fun science experiments to do with young children
Written by Julie Nguyen
What better way to explore your child’s curiosity than to do science experiments with them? It’s not only a great way for them to learn about the world around them, it’s also a lot of fun! These science experiments are so easy that they can be done with household items at home and in the classroom. Make sure that your child is supervised at all times and is wearing protective clothing.
Magic milk is a fun experiment that will introduce your child to Chemistry!
All you need to is a pie dish, full fat milk, multiple food colouring, dishwashing soap and cotton swabs.
Pour you milk into the pie dish and drop dots of food colouring onto the surface. Once you’ve done that, grab a cotton swab and soak it in dishwashing soap. Now, for the fun part, use it to swirl your food colouring dots! Your child can experiment with different colours to create different shapes and patterns.
Sink or Float
Let your child collect household items and waterproof toys for this experiment. Set up a tub or bucket of water. Before you test each item with them, ask them: Tell me, do you think it will sink or float?
They will start learning the difference between the two ideas as well as the meanings of the words. You can even switch it up and add new items or test their knowledge with old items.
Erupting Citrus Fruit Volcano
This is an easy moderation of the volcano eruption experiment, which can be done at home or in the classroom. All you need is some citrus fruits and baking soda, and off you go!
First, cut the top and the bottom of the citrus fruit and use a knife to poke the inside to it to let the juice come out. Then pour some baking soda over the top and watch it erupt!
If you want to make it look more like a volcano eruption, add some red food colouring to the top of the lesson before pouring the baking soda. You can even switch it up and use different colours.