Fun & Easy Science for Kids

How To Build a Winogradsky Column and Learn About Soil Science

There are tiny forms of life that exist everywhere – in the ground, in water, on plants and animals, and even inside our bodies! These organisms are too small to see with the naked eye so you need a microscope to see them. As such, they are called “microorganisms.” In fact, entire ecosystems rely on microorganisms to process and cycle certain nutrients and keep plants and animals healthy.

How To Build a Winogradsky Column and Learn About...

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Potato Light Bulb Experiment

If you’re looking for an exciting and boredom-busting activity, this just might be the one for you! Did you know you can use potatoes to light up a light bulb? It seems crazy, but there is electrical energy all around us and even in everyday things like the food we eat.

Potato Light Bulb Experiment

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How To Use Friction to Pick Up Bottle of Rice

Have you ever slipped on ice? Or maybe you have tripped while running and skinned your knees. What is it that makes ice so slippery and the ground so rough? It’s called friction, and it is an important force that is always present for moving objects.

How To Use Friction to Pick Up Bottle of Rice

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How To Make Popcorn Dance

There are so many fun ways to experiment with acids and bases, and here’s just one more way! Chemical reactions are happening all the time and everywhere. Understanding how these reactions happen allows us to make new products and learn new uses for everyday products. In the video above, a few future scientists use a chemical reaction to make popcorn kernels excitedly zoom and dance around in a jar.

How To Make Popcorn Dance

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Vinegar and Baking Soda Fire Extinguisher

If you’ve done lots of science experiments at home, you have probably done at least one with vinegar and baking soda, such as building a volcano, blowing up a balloon, or making a rocket take off. Did you know this acid and base reaction can also put out a fire?

Vinegar and Baking Soda Fire Extinguisher

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Power of Bleach

Have you ever stained your favorite shirt, blanket, or stuffed animal only to be amazed at how clean it was when it came out of the washing machine? What sort of magic even made that possible?

Power of Bleach

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Comparing Surface Tension of Liquids with Pennies

Liquids can be interesting to play with because they can take nearly any shape you put them in, and they have special properties not seen in different states of matter, like gaseous or solid. One of these special properties is surface tension, which is a force found in the surface layer of a liquid that holds the molecules together.

Comparing Surface Tension of Liquids with Pennies

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Ice Cream Chemistry

Ice cream is one of the best treats, especially on a warm spring or summer day. Did you know that making it, and almost any other treat you make in the kitchen, relies on science. More specifically, chemistry is the key to successfully making culinary delights.

Ice Cream Chemistry

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Using Distillation to Purify Water

Did you know that the Earth is 70% water? It’s true, that’s why it is called the “Blue Planet.” Most of this water (97%) is saltwater, which people cannot drink or even use in their everyday life.

Using Distillation to Purify Water

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Filter Water with Dirt

Most of the water humans drink come from surface water (streams, rivers, lakes) or groundwater (underground aquifers that store freshwater), but before we drink it, the water goes through several filtration and cleaning processes to make it safe and drinkable.

Filter Water with Dirt

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Build a Balloon Barometer

There are many tools and devices used to measure changes in the environment to help meteorologists (the weather people) make predictions about the weather. Thermometers, rain gauges, and advanced technologies like radar are all important, but there is also a tool called a barometer that measures the pressure in the atmosphere.

Build a Balloon Barometer

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Build Your Very Own Seismograph

Earthquakes happen every day all over the world. Most of the time, they are very mellow and unnoticeable to the people living nearby, but sometimes, they are very strong and can even destroy buildings and streets.

Build Your Very Own Seismograph

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Explore the Wet-Sand Effect at Home

Sand can be found all over the world, but is most often found on beaches and in the desert. Technically it is a type of soil, but it has some special characteristics that can make it especially fun to experiment with.

Explore the Wet-Sand Effect at Home

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How to Bake Ice Cream Without it Melting

Ice cream is probably the best desert out there, but if it’s a hot summer day and you eat it too slowly, you’re likely to have a melty mess on your hands. It doesn’t even have to be that hot and ice cream can melt all over the place, so how can it possible be baked in the hot temperatures of an oven without melting?

How to Bake Ice Cream Without it Melting

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Make your Artwork Dance!

Do you enjoy drawing beautiful works of art? Drawing is such a fun activity, but wouldn’t it be just a bit more fun if your artwork could come to life? The video above shows one way to do just that and it has a great scientific explanation behind how it works.

Make your Artwork Dance!

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Build a Hydraulic Lift

Machines are all around us, and they can be very helpful for doing everyday tasks, like lifting or moving heavy objects. Have you ever used a wheelbarrow? Have you noticed how much easier it makes moving rocks or dirt than having to move them by hand?

Build a Hydraulic Lift

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Potato Osmosis

I bet you’ve heard before that the roots of a plant are responsible for absorbing water, but how exactly does that happen? It all has to do with chemistry and a process called osmosis, which means the movement of water.

Potato Osmosis

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Lift Water with an Archimedes Screw

People need water to survive, and most of our water is found in lakes, rivers, and ponds. So how do we move water from these places to our homes? Today, we have lots of cool machines and technologies that make this task easy, even if we have to move the water uphill.

Lift Water with an Archimedes Screw

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Inside-out Balloon in a Bottle

Balloons are almost always fun, and they also make a great tool to learn a bit about science! In the video above, they do a simple activity to turn a balloon inside-out inside a glass container simply using hot water. Ready to try it for yourself?

Inside-out Balloon in a Bottle

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Can You Pierce a Potato with a Straw?

If you’re looking for an entertaining activity to try, this might just be it! Potatoes are pretty firm, and straws are pretty flimsy. Could you ever imagine being able to stick a flimsy straw through such a firm tuber?

Can You Pierce a Potato with a Straw?

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Magnetic Breakfast Cereal

Eating cereal for breakfast is a quick and easy way to get your first meal of the day, but is it healthy? Well some cereals are more healthy than others, but most cereals are fortified with iron, an important nutrient for transferring oxygen throughout your body.

Magnetic Breakfast Cereal

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How to Keep your Apples from Turning Brown

Have you ever sliced up an apple to pack in your lunch box, only to pull it out at lunch time and see it’s turned brown? That doesn’t seem very appetizing! What even makes your apple turn brown, and how can you keep it looking fresh longer?

How to Keep your Apples from Turning Brown

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How to Make Homemade Fizzy Sherbet Powder

Did you know that many of the delicious treats you enjoy every day are the result of chemistry? In fact, almost all things made in the kitchen involve chemical reactions, like baking bread or cookies, sautéing vegetables, and even making coffee or tea. The video above shows another tasty treat that can be made with simple kitchen chemistry.

How to Make Homemade Fizzy Sherbet Powder

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Magnetic Slime

What better activity is there when you’re cooped up at home than making silly putty? There are so many ways to make silly putty even more fun, like making it change colors at different temperatures. The video above shows another cool way to experiment with slime: making it magnetic.

Magnetic Slime

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Limewater Carbon Dioxide Test

Chemical reactions are happening all the time and everywhere! They happen inside your body, when you cook food, and when a car is driven. Chemical reactions can even be helpful for identifying substances in the environment, like using limewater to test for carbon dioxide, which is what the video above shows.

Limewater Carbon Dioxide Test

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