Science experiments can be a little tricky, taking a lot of time for performing. The latest developments in the field become almost too much to cope up with. When it comes to science experiments, parents find it difficult to decide upon a topic which suits their needs and is easy to be pulled off by their kid.
But, regardless of the common belief, there are various easy science experiments which require no extra effort or materials and can be done easily at home. You don’t have to rush to a chemistry laboratory for pulling these off. The easy science experiments can teach the kids an important theory in science while having fun.
- Polymers and slimeSlime is a form of a flexible polymer which is entertaining to play with. Every child loves to play with slime and relax. But did you know that slime can be made at home with easy science experiments?Simply go on by adding an equal amount of water, glue and food colouring in a bowl. Mix it thoroughly and then add a diluted form of borax to it. When you stir it more, a gooey kind of slime is formed. This happens to owe to the presence of polyvinyl acetate in glue which is a form of the liquid polymer. The polyvinyl acetate molecules are linked to each other by borax which results in the formation of a polymer- slime.
- Instant iceSuch easy science experiments require nothing but a bottle of purified water. From the experiment, the freezing point of water along with its other properties can be understood in depth including the bonds and atoms.Water needs a nucleus in order for the solid crystals to form. Ice forms because impure water consists of impurities and other particles which accelerate the process of freezing. But when it comes to purified water, there is the absence of impurities which can help in forming ice. This is the reason why purified water can easily attain higher temperatures before becoming ice.
For the experiment, freeze a bottle of the purified bottle for a little less than three hours. Try freezing for two hours and forty-five minutes for best results. This is the time when purified water will become chilled enough for the experiment to take place. On pouring this perfectly cool water on a cube of ice, the water turns into ice instantly. This happens because ice provides nuclei to the water which converts it into ice.
By doing such easy science experiments, the other kids can be amazed at the magic trick. In reality, it is simply science!
- Rain clouds made by shaving creamSuch easy science experiments are easy to do while they look beautiful. This experiment helps in learning a lot about weather. The only things you require for this experiment are some different food colours, shaving cream, water and clear bowl. To get started, you need to mix different food colouring in different glasses with water. The more diluted you make it, the more it will rain. The lesser the water, the faster will be the raindrop.Then take another clear glass and fill it up with 2/3rd water. Add a lot of shaving foam on it. Be generous with the amount since it represents the clouds. Use a syringe for dropping different coloured diluted food colouring on the shaving foam or cloud. On observing, you will find that the colours start to seep in through the foam forming rain.
Such easy science experiments are colourful and awesome. The shaving cream is like clouds while water is like air. In the weather, when the clouds get saturated with water, rain is produced. This experiment can also be used for understanding a more about weather, clouds, rain and even storms. And other times, this experiment can simply be done for fun!
- Walking waterWater can walk when it comes to such basic and easy science experiments! For this science experiment, all you need are five to six glass jars of equal quantity, paper towels and food colouring in different colours. Add two cups of water and twenty drops of food colouring in each jar except three. Arrange the jars in a circle so that an empty jar lies in between each colour filled jar.Then take six to seven paper towels of the same thickness. Now fold the paper towels lengthwise by making strips. Submerge one half of the paper towel in coloured water while another half in an empty jar. The arrangement would be such that each jar would end up having two paper towels while connecting each of the jars in a circle.
On observing, you can see that within a span of thirty seconds, the water will move along the length of paper towel imparting colour to it. The water will then start dripping inside the empty jar. This would create another type of colours in the empty jar. For example, on taking red, yellow and blue as primary colours in food dyes, the resultant colours in empty jars come out to be to green, orange and purple. On leaving the jars untouched for the night, you will notice how each jar would end up containing an equal amount of water.
This experiment happens to owe to capillary action. Capillary action is the inherent ability of water or any other liquid that allows it to flow against gravitational force when kept in narrow spaces. Capillary action is the force that helps in providing water to the trees from the roots. Since paper towels are made from cellulose (plant fibres), it allows water to seep in narrow spaces against the gravity. This science experiment is the resultant of the attraction between cellulose fibres and water. One of the easy science experiments you must definitely try.
- Disappearing colour from waterTo make colour disappear from water sounds like a magic trick. But, this happens because of various scientific concepts working behind it. For such extremely easy science experiments, all you need is yellow food colouring, water, clear cups, bleach and pipette.To begin, take a clear cup and fill it halfway with water and add one drop of food colouring to the cup. The colour will pop up, making clear water disappear. To add fun to the experiment, mumble some magical nonsensical words and tell the kids that you will make the colour disappear from the water. They won’t believe you since it looks almost impossible.
Then add three to four pipettes full of bleach inside the coloured water and see the colour disappear. On adding a single drop of food colouring to the bleached water, the colour does not disperse and stays in one spot. This creates a cool effect and amazes the kids!
This happens because oxidising bleach breaks apart the chemical bonds of coloured molecule or chromophore. This makes sure that the coloured molecule ends up having no colour by converting it into single bonds. The colour is bleached out which looks almost magical. One of the most amazing and easy science experiments!
- Sugar egg experimentIf your kids have a habit of eating too much sugary stuff on a daily basis, you need to conduct this experiment for showing the ill effects of it. Too much of sugar is never a good idea for teeth health. It causes teeth decay and cavities. For this experiment, some normal eggs are taken. There is no need of boiling them or anything.Eggs are chosen for this experiment since eggshells and tooth are made up of calcium. Such easy science experiments are ways of portraying the ill effects of sugar on teeth. It showcases what happens over time with regular use of sugar.
To begin, take five raw eggs, water, cups, sugar-free drink, water, cola, grape juice, and orange juice. Orange juice is said to contain the highest amount of sugar which can cause rapid tooth decay. This experiment is extremely simple to perform. All you need to do is to label the cups according to the drink poured inside it and immerse an egg inside it. The five cups contain water, cola, grape juice, orange juice and a sugar-free juice. Let it rest for twenty-four hours before checking the results.
The egg in water showed no signs of decay. When it came to sugar-free drink, the egg’s coating made the egg slippery like slime. Orange juice and cola showed extremely bad decay which made it impossible for the egg to be saved. Grape juice showed signs of decay too. The experiment resulted in establishing the effect of sugary drinks on teeth.
The eggshells are indicative of tooth enamel. Like an eggshell protects the inner parts of egg yolk, the outer enamel on the tooth protects the tender pulp inside it. Acids and sugars dissolve the enamel slowly which accelerated the growth of bacteria and promotes decay. Such easy science experiments will not only teach the kids something new; they will also make them cut down their consumption of daily sugar intake. With kids, the sugar consumption must be lowered to avoid cavities. Use such easy science experiments to teach them a good lesson!