3 Really Easy Kids’ Science Experiments

  • February 20, 2017

Little H has been learning about science and engineering at school so we thought we’d do some fun science experiments at home.

It’s also a good way to tempt her away from her tablet – this kid is obsessed!

I picked a book of 365 Science Activities from Amazon to give us some ideas. Thankfully the book has lots of really easy activities so you don’t need to know anything about science to do these with your kids.

Here’s some suggestions for some science books if you’re looking for inspiration…

If you want to try some at home, here are our 3 really easy kid’s science experiments for you to try at home. Just don’t expect Pinterest-worthy photos, these were actually done by a 5 year old!

1. Melting Ice Race

The first experiment is to learn about how ice melts.

This is super easy and everyone will have these ingredients at home. All you need is 3 ice cubes, some salt, pepper and sugar.

Place the ice cubes on a plate and sprinkle one with salt, one with sugar and one with pepper – ask your kids which they think will melt the fastest.

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2. Making Salt Crystals

The second experiment is to see how salt crystals react with water.

This time all you need is some paper, paint and salt.

Brush some watery paint over a piece of paper and then lightly sprinkle the salt over the top. You can make a pattern or just sprinkle it everywhere.

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You can see the salt start to soak up the paint straight away.

Once the paint is dry you can brush off the salt and you’ll be left with some great star-like patterns on your painting where the salt has dried, as well as some funky coloured salt.

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3. Layered Liquids

This experiment whos how some liquids mix together and how some separate into layers. You will need water, food colouring, oil and syrup.

To make 3 layers pour some water into a glass or bottle and add a few drops of food colouring.

Next add some vegetable oil but don’t stir the mixture.

Finally add some golden syrup and watch what happens.

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The ingredients will separate into layers according to how dense they are. You can also try liquid soap and honey to see what happens.

So there you go, 3 mega easy science experiments to try at home.

I currently have a carrot in a jar in my kitchen, and Little H wants to make rain so there may be another post with some more experiments soon!


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  • Nicole - Tales from Mamaville

    Love these! Such cool – and doable – home experiments. My son is obsessed with the tablet/TV too, so will these give a shot too:)

  • Sarah Cantwell

    Aw these look so much fun! What a cool activity for kiddies xx

  • Rebecca | AAUBlog

    really great ideas. The liquids in the jar is always a really good one, so visual x

  • Sonia Cave

    Great ideas…we are doing the ice melt one this week as we look at ice and water 🙂

  • Cass Bailey

    My two used to love doing science at home – we did lots when they were younger x x

  • Tanita

    Aw such fun. My two would love to do science projects at home. xx

  • Alice

    Ah these look fab! Amelia would love trying these out x

  • Kerry Norris

    This is is exactly what I need to read today. The weather is due to be rubbish all week so need some interesting things to keep the girls entertained. Defo gonna have a go at the salt crystals x

  • Stephanie

    Great ideas, my kids love crafts and experiments. So this would be right up their street!

  • My Petit Canard

    What a great idea! I think I am actually going to check out this book myself as the experiments you’ve shared are so easy to do. Fab post, thanks for sharing it on #MarvMondays. Emily


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