I'm a firm believer that one of the best parts of learning is science experiments. Think about it, adults love anything that blows up, changes colors, or piques their curiosity and kids are the same way. If you have young learners at home, and you're a fan of early education, you may want to introduce a few science experiments to keep their minds active. Check out these easy science experiment for children.
Easy Science Experiments for Preschoolers
This spring, we spent time raising caterpillars. It was so much fun to watch them transform.
The one's we raised were Painted Lady butterflies. We hope to do this again next year, so we planted a bunch of pollinator friendly flowers this year.
Raising tadpoles is another fun science experiment for kids. These are a bit more labor intensive and more expensive, but such a fun project. We were fortunate that our neighbor called us over to show us the thousands (literally) of tadpoles in her pool cover. I quickly asked if we could have some, and spent time that afternoon scooping some out and putting together the habitat.
If you don't have a neighbor with a tadpole laden pool cover, you can pick up a kit on Amazon. ;)
An easy science experiment for kindergarten aged kiddos involves crayons. You can melt crayons to teach out liquid and solid states. You can even do melted crayon artwork and let it dry. It’s such a fun way to see liquids and solids in a new light.
Do your kids like candy? They'll love this Rock Candy Experiment from hessunacademy.com. Be warned, though, when candy becomes a science experiments for children, giggles and fun are sure to follow.
Soda and Candy Experiment
I found a cool science experiment for kids over at Happy Brown House. This fun soda and candy experiment teaches about chemical reactions. Head over to get your supply list and instructions!
A Foamy Fountain
A science experiment for kids found on ScienceBob.com is known as A Foamy Fountain. You are essentially creating a fountain that foams up and allows the kids to have a ton of fun in the process. You can find the directions within the link above.
Ivory Bar Expansion
If you have a bar of soap just sitting around, get ready for an awesome science experiment for preschool aged children. This is an easy science experiment in which you microwave a soap bar. Get ready because the kids will have a ton of fun with this one.
When you’re a kindergartner or preschooler, nothing is cooler than a rainbow. You can make a liquid rainbow out of some things you have sitting around the house. Check out this liquid rainbow recipe and have fun in the process.
States of Water
We love to do water experiments here. A simple fun one is to fill small cups with equal amounts of water. Toss in a few drops of food coloring just for fun. Transfer each small cup of water to a freezer safe bag. Place one in a sunny window, one in the refrigerator, and one in the freezer. Check them the next day (and daily for a few days if you like) for changes in their state.
These science experiments will get you started on your journey to have fun and learn at the same time. Remember that you can turn almost anything into a science experiment if you use your imagination. Learning about the way things work is a part of life and both adults and young children enjoy it. If you book childcare through TOOTRiS.com, be sure to ask what fun science lessons kids will learn.
If you're homeschooling an uncooperative child, adding fun experiments can make a positive impact on your school environment… and your sanity. Trust me.