5 Fun Science Experiments for Kids to Try at Home

Jill Holtz

November 12, 2017

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If you’re looking for some fun ways to introduce your child to basic ideas of science then here are 5 Fun Science Experiments For Kids To Try At Home.

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From invisible ink (perfect for writing secret messages!) to understanding how quicksand works to a clever pepper and water trick, these fun science experiments for kids are all easy to do at home.

#1. Invisible Ink Experiment


Have fun composing lots of secret messages for your friends and family in our easy Invisible Ink experiment.

You can make your own Invisible Ink at home, all you need is some lemon juice to write with and then some iodine to reveal your secret message.

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#2. Red Cabbage Indicator Experiment

red_cabbageIn this easy Red Cabbage Indicator experiment, the red cabbage tells you whether a substance is acid or alkili. All you need is some red cabbage, water, vinegar and baking soda.

Now watch and see what happens to the colour of the cabbage!

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#3. Non-Newtonian Fluid Experiment

science-non-newtonianLearn all about non-Newtonian fluids including ketchup, silly putty and quicksand in our Non-Newtonian Fluid Experiment.

All you need is some cornstarch, some water and if you want to add food colouring for a bit of fun you can.

#4. Make Your Own Slime!

SlimeIn our easy Make Slime home experiment, you get to make your own polymers! You will need some white liquid glue, borax powder and some food colouring if you like it green!

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#5. Pepper and Water Science Magic Trick

This is an extremely easy science magic trick that you can perform using pepper, water, and detergent. The trick illustrates the effect of detergent on the surface tension of water.

Experiments #1-4 provided courtesy of The School of Chemistry at NUI Galway

Over to you now! Did you try any of these fun science experiments for kids? How did they go? Tell us in the comments below!



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