Oil & water experiment
Travelling coloured water experiment Introduce kids to density with this mesmerising simple experiment. All you need is water, food colouring, oil and two glasses. In 3 spoons of oil mix a few drops of food colouring. Then pour the mixture in water and watch how the colors mix with the water. Hypothesis/Question: Do oil and […]
Travelling coloured water experiment
Very easy experiment to learn about basic colours and water properties. Fill some glasses half way or less with water and add food colouring. Place an empty glass in between each colour and create a bridge using fabric or paper towels. Hypothesis/Question: Will the water travel to the empty glasses? Will we get new colours? […]
Glitter water surface tension experiment
Very short and easy experiment to explain surface tension to kids. Pour water on a plate, sprinkle glitter on top, dip finger in dish soap and watch the glitter floating away from the finger. Why: water molecules cling toghether and they arrange themselves to create a force/energy called surface tension. Glitter does not mix with […]
Make a DNA model out of candy and toothpicks. Warning: kids might eat more than their daily ratio. Explain what DNA and teach them about its structure and sequencing.
Water cycle in a bag
Another activity from Sophie’s homework. Easy way to learn the cycle of water and its stages by putting some water in a sealed bag close to a source of heat (sun/radiator). Learn about evaporation, condensation and precipitation using this small microclimate.
Lighting a bulb with static electricity
Static electricity can provide enough power to light up a fluorescent light bulb for a short time. All you need for this is a balloon, a woolly scarf and a fluorescent light bulb. Go to a dark room, rub the scarf against the balloon, hold the light bulb from the bottom and bring it close […]
This volcano was requested again, this time in the snow. Yet again I only had red dye so the final result looked like a massacre. All you need for this is baking soda, vinegar and some colour. I used powder pigment for this.
Go outside and make a mud mountain. In the middle put an used can and put half a tub of baking soda and some colour powder/pigment. When ready pour some vinegar in and watch it erupt.