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6 Amazing Science Experiments to do with Your Kids!

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Few activities provide a better bonding experience for both you and your kids than science experiments. They’re fun, they’re interactive and even more importantly the educational value is beyond comparison. Here are just a few of the best and the classic science experiments for you to try with your kids. Both you and your little mad scientists will have a ball whipping up a science storm. So grab your lab coats and a pair of safety goggles, it’s time to show your kids just how much science rules!

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Lemon Volcano. This experiment takes a bright and unique twist on the conventional science fair project and is based on the science of “Citric Acid”. Both you and your kids will love experiencing the colorful reaction this experiment provides as the wicked colors and sensory experience is enough to thrill any parent or child!

Using a lemon, food coloring, baking soda and water you can make your own fizzy volcano! Plus, you can squeeze in an educational lesson on chemical reactions!

Check out the video example.

Check out the Babble Dabble Do Blog by Ana for full instructions.

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Lemon Volcano Experiment for Kids

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Gooey Putty. This science project is a lesson on polymer compounds, or in simpler terms, how different compounds bind and stick together. For this experiment, take PVA glue, mixed with food coloring and borax solution to make the perfect slimy goo. The best part is, it only takes five minutes to make and there is minimal mess too *breathes sigh of relief*.

Homemade silly putty has all the magical properties of store bought putty but with the additional benefit of providing you and your kids with some creative bonding time over a fun project. 

Find the full instructions at PBS’s Crafts for Kids blog by Lindsay from Filthy Wizardry

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Homemade Silly Putty Science Experiment
 

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Orange Candle. This one is one of our favorites and teaches your kids about the power of citrus and even the element of fire! The experiment is simple, fast and can be created using just a few items.

All you need is a few oranges, a knife and some cooking oil. These candles take just minutes to create and will burn for hours! Get creative by carving designs or lids for your candles --almost like a mini pumpkin carving! The best part is you’ll have a citrusy snack to keep you carving candles into the night.

Check out the full infractions by Dual Phase at Insructables craft blog

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Orange Candle Science Experiment for Parents and Kids

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Jellyfish in a Bottle. One of the most aesthetically pleasing experiments on this list, kids and adults will be amazed at how fun creating your own jar of jellyfish can be! With just a few simple supplies and a pair of steady hands, the jellyfish can move every time someone turns the bottle. What you need; a transparent plastic grocery bag, a plastic water bottle, thread, food coloring and scissors.

Check out Boomplay’s blog by Suchada for full instructions.

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Science Experiment Jellyfish in a Bottle
 

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Potato Clock. No science experiment is as old of a tradition as the potato clock. Generations have bonded over this time old science expriment as it is a fascinating lesson in electrochemical energy. It’s easier than you think and never fails to produce “ohhhs” and “ahhhs” from your kids!

You’ll need a few potatoes, heavy copper wire, two heavy nails and a low-voltage LED clock that uses a 1- to 2-volt button-type battery. It’s simple, it’s classic and even though your kids would never admit it –it’s science! Check out this video to see the experiment in action!

Find the full experiment instructions at the Kidz World ’s blog.

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Classic Potato Clock Science Experiment for Kids
 

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Homemade Rain. Winter may be coming but that doesn’t mean you can’t play with a little man made weather. This experiment is a great way to teach kids about our atmosphere and how the weather works. They’re going to ask these questions anyways, so why not beat them to it and show them firsthand?

You will need nothing more than a glass jar, a plate, hot water, some ice cubes, a few index cards and a few minutes of patience (the patience is the hardest part, we assure you)! Apart from being a fun and easy science experiment to try with your kids, it’s also a wonderful way to inform your kids about the ever present science of weather.

Check out Weather Wiz Kids website for detailed instructions.

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Creating Homemade Rain Science Experiment for Kids
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Have a go-to science experiment that wasn’t mentioned in our roundup? Share your favorite scientific activity with us with a comment on our official Facebook Page!

Thanks for stopping by and we look forward to seeing how you Play Inspired!

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