A fun and educational way to keep your kids busy when they are stuck in the house is to do science experiments. It's a great way to get your kids away from electronics and extend learning at home!
Here are some simple experiments to do at home:
Watch Plants Drink- For this fun and easy science experiment all you will need is white flowers (carnations are great), a variety of food coloring, and water filled cups. Put a different color of food coloring into each cup of water. Trim the stem of the flower and place one in each cup of water. Your kids can watch the color change over the next few days!
Magnet Fun- This experience is fun for kids of all ages, even your little ones. You'll need a clear plastic bottle (soda bottles work well), pipe cleaners, and a magnet. Cut the pipe cleaners into small ½ inch long pieces, put them in the bottle, and close the cap. Have your kids hold the magnet to the outside of the bottle and watch as the pipe cleaners follow the magnet!
Tornado in a Jar- All you need for this experiment is a clear jar (something small like a jelly or small sauce jar), water, and a small amount of dish soap. Fill your jar with water and squeeze in a small amount of dish soap. Close the lid, shake the jar, and watch the funnel cloud form!
The Sunscreen Experiment- This experiment will help end the sunscreen battles in the summer! You'll need black or dark blue construction paper and a small amount of liquid sunscreen (not the spray kind). Fold your construction paper in half, open it back up, and add a small amount of sunscreen to one side of the folded construction paper (make sure your kids rub it in as much as they can). Put the construction paper in direct sunlight, moving it through the day as the sun moves. After 5-6 hours you'll see that the side of the paper with the sunscreen is still dark while the side without is faded. You can use this experiment as a lesson to your kids about the importance of sunscreen!
Let's see pictures of your kids doing science experiments!
Do your kids enjoy doing science experiments at home? What are some science experiments you've done with your kids in the past?
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