Science Experiments For Kids

Why Are Science Experiments Important For Your Child?

Experiments help in brain development. It also helps the child to increase curiosity. Normally experiments are based on the questions why and how.  Experiments make children aware of their responsibilities and also helps them to know about their failures and how to accept them. Whereas if the experiment worked, it also helps in giving the kid a sense of happiness and pride to the child.

For a kid, experiments help in getting the feeling of inquisitiveness. As in why is this agent changing color with the other agent? Or why is this element acidic or the other basic?. Once the kid starts experimenting all of these queries, he will get the answer will give me a sense of happiness and joy.

What Are The Different Types Of Science Experiments?

  • A lava lamp: Almost of the kid know about the lava lamp. It is one of the most common experiments done during middle school. All you need for this experiment is oil usually vegetable, water, and some food coloring and alka seltzer tablets.  You just have to pour all of these elements in a glass and you will small bubbles of the food coloring which you had put. As we all know oil does not dissolve in water and when food coloring is poured that forms small bubbles. These effervescent tablets help the water to react with the mixture to form bubbles.
  • Inverted balloon in the bottle: A lot of kids know about this experiment. It is one of easiest if all and it helps them to understand the pressure levels present in the atmosphere. Take an empty bottle to clean it properly. Make sure there is no water left in the bottle. Blow a balloon after you place it on the neck of the bottle. You will notice that the balloon might deflate but at the same this it moves on its own towards the inner part of the bottle.
  • Making a liquid rainbow in a jar: Well, we have all studied that the density of one liquid differs from other liquids. This experiment is something based on this idea. Take or use liquids of different density to carry out this experiment. The heaviest or the one with the most molecules will directly sink to the bottom of the jar and settle there. While the liquid with less density will remain in the upper portion of the jar. Use different color layers of liquids. Add in corn syrup, maple syrup, vegetable oil. Water, honey, alcohol etc. you will distinctly see all the different colors settling in different areas depending upon the density.
  • Hot ice experiment: use some teaspoons of vinegar.  Add in some baking soda. For conducting this experiment it is necessary to have a jar a plate or a dis, and a spoon.  In a measuring cup add the vinegar and then add the baking soda slowly #. The sodium carbonate and the acetic acid reacts to form sodium acetate.  Boil the mixture for a few minutes and then freeze it for two hours.