3 easy science experiments
It’s really true—science can be fun! Engaging kids with hands-on experiments activates multiple parts of the brain, which means they’re more likely to retain what they’ve learned.
Children will actually watch a chemical reaction happen right before their eyes when they combine milk, food coloring, and dish soap for this experiment. Bonus: They can turn their “art” into a permanent exhibit! (Get the step-by-step instructions.)
Stand back! This fun and bubbly experiment combines peroxide, yeast, and other stuff to demonstrate catalysts and exothermic reactions. Watch the heat-producing mixture bubble and overflow for up to half an hour. (Warning: This experiment also produces heat and steam, and uses chemicals. Be sure to supervise your children while performing.) (Get the step-by-step instructions and watch the explosion happen in this video.)
Make kids smart by eating marshmallows! Well, maybe not these marshmallows. But this science experiment