September 20, 2018

4 Fun 3D Science Experiments For Kids

It’s important to get your kids interested in science at an early age as their natural curiosity helps them learn better. What better way to get them interested and help them explore than with some fun, hands-on science experiments you both can safely do at home?

#1 Rain Storm in a Glass. 

This is a great experiment to help kids understand how clouds can hold water until they become too heavy and have to precipitate (fall down) as rain or snow.

  • Shaving cream
  • A glass jar
  • Water
  • Food coloring

Fill 1/2 the jar with water.
Fill the jar ¾ of the way with shaving cream.
In a separate container, mix ½-cup water with 10 drops of food coloring.
Carefully add a spoon full of food coloring until it starts to rain through the clouds. See how many spoonfuls it takes for it to rain.

#2 Orange Fizz 

Here’s some edible Chemistry. This will show your kids how mixing an acid and base causes it to fizz and creates a gas called CO2 or carbon dioxide.

You will need:

  • An Orange
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Soda

Cut the orange into slices or wedges.
Dip an orange piece in baking soda, eat it, and feel it fizz.

#3 Snow Globe 

Teach your child about viscosity (thick, sticky, and semi-fluid). This experiment shows kids how viscosity works on a matter (in this case the glitter) and slows the effects of gravity.

You will need:

  • An empty jar with a lid
  • Water
  • Glycerin
  • Small figurine for decoration that fits within the lid.

Glue the figurine to the inside of the lid and let it dry.
Fill the half the jar with glycerin, then fill it just below the top of the jar with water, and mix.
Add enough glitter to give it a blizzard effect when you stir it.
Screw the lid onto the jar.
Dry off the jar and seal the lid with hot glue or tape.

#4 Egg Drop 

Time for some physics. Isaac Newton’s Law of Inertia states that an object at rest stays at rest unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. Proceed with caution, this experiment can be very messy.

You will need:

  • A tall glass of water
  • An egg
  • Pie pan
  • Cardboard toilet paper roll

Center the pie pan right side up on top of the glass
Vertically center the toilet paper roll in the pan.
Lay the egg on its side and balance it on the toilet paper roll
Quickly hit the side of the pan so it flies completely off the glass horizontally.
If done correctly the egg will safely splash into the glass of water.

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