School is Out, Science Experiments Are In


Summer is a great time to do science experiments. Why? Well we generally have more free time for creative activities, but also because you can take the mess with you outside for easy cleanup!

Science experiments for kids may be basic, but they can help jumpstart a love of discovery that will follow them for the rest of their lives. Who knows, maybe a seemingly simple experiment your child does today will spark discoveries that will change the future!

There’s still a few weeks of summer break, why not fill them with some awesome science experiments!

Fluffy Ice Cream Slime

  • Liquid starch -1/2 cup
  • Barbasol shaving cream – 2 cups
  • Elmers while school glue – 8oz
  • Food coloring
  • Play ice cream cones
  1. Combine glue and shaving cream.
  2. Add food coloring and mix well.
  3. Pour in the liquid starch, and mix for about 3 minutes until your slime is no longer stringy.

Ocean in a Jar

  • Sand
  • Water
  • Blue food coloring
  • Vegetable oil
  • Shaving cream
  • Plastic ocean creatures and/or shells
  1. Fill the bottom of the jar with sand
  2. Color your water blue, and slowly pour into the jar
  3. Slowly pour in oil
  4. Squeeze shaving cream foam on the top to act as the clouds
  5. Talk about density and why each layer is able to stay separated in the jar
  6. Start dropping the ocean animals/shells into the jar to see which will float or sink in different layers

Bubble Snakes

  • Dish soap
  • Water
  • Empty plastic water bottle
  • Cotton sock
  • Bowl
  1. Have an adult cut off the bottom of the plastic water bottle
  2. Stretch an old (but clean!) sock over the opening. If you need to, add a rubberband to make sure the sock stays put.
  3. In a bowl mix dish soap and water until you get a good bubble consistency.
  4. Dip the sock end into the bubble mixture, and blow through the drinking spot of the water bottle to create long, snake like bubbles

Soda Rockets

  • 2 liter diet soda
  • Mentos
  1. Drop 3 Mentos into each 2 liter of diet soda
  2. Stand back and watch the reaction!

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