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EASY SCIENCE PROJECTS

We offer few science projects that are on topics ranging from physics, biology, chemistry and even sociology.

SCIENCE PROJECTS

Being a parent can be a difficult job, especially when your kid has school science projects coming up. Kids need proper guidance to complete their science projects. You want your child to do it themselves yet you can’t leave them unguided for any mishap to take place. So, what to do? How to stop yourself from hindering their creativity with interference yet ensuring their safety?

Well, you don’t have to think anymore! Learn some easy to do science projects that don’t require a PhD in science or any special equipment. We offer few science projects that are on topics ranging from physics, biology, chemistry and even sociology. These simple yet mind-blowing ideas are suited for every grade level and do not require anything special. The materials are easily available at home or can be found easily at any shop. These can be used for satisfying the curiosity of the kids while letting them play around.

  1. Changing colour of the flowers

    All you need:

    • White flowers
    • Food colouring in various colours
    • Water

    Steps:

    • Place your favourite food colouring in water and mix.
    • Cut stems of the flower into two and dip half of it in one coloured jar and another in some other colour.
    • By morning, half of the flower will be of other colour while another half would be of another colour.

    This happens because stems carry water to the veins and the colour imparts pigment to the flowers. Such easy science projects can be performed by even a five-year-old!

  2. Drinking density experiment

    Often, children don’t understand how density works. However, this simple science projects can be used for demonstrating density in liquids without taking much effort. The best part? You can drink the experiment for a tasty refreshment.

    All you need:

    • Narrow glass container
    • Eyedropper
    • Juices with varying sugar or fruit levels. This would ensure the varying densities. (Sugar or fruit content determines the density of a juice. More sugar equals to more density.) Use fresh juices in different colours. Powdered juices don’t work out in this experiment. For example, you can go for white grape juice, pomegranate juice and orange juice.

    Steps:

    • Arrange the juices on the basis of their densities. For example, the sugar content, water content and amount of ingredients will help you out in determining the heaviest one.
    • Add one juice to the glass container. Take the dropper and fill up another juice on top it by slowly pouring it down the sides. If the juices mix up, the juices have same densities. If the second juice replaces the first one and settles down at the bottom, the second one is denser than the first. While, if the second one floats on top of the first, it is less dense than the previous.
    • Keep on experimenting by adding more juices to the container.
    • Let it settle down and you can see the different juices showing different densities with colour separation.

    After the experiment, you can simply take a sip of the juice concoction and refresh yourself. Reward yourself with the drink after performing such easy science projects!

  3. Alka Seltzer film canister rocket

    All you need for such science projects:

    • Clear film canister with a snap on lid
    • Alka-Seltzer tablets
    • Soda
    • Timer
    • Safety glasses
    • Paper towels for cleaning up the mess
    • Duct tape
    • Empty paper towel roll
    • Water

    Steps:

    • After putting on the safety glasses, cut the Alka-Seltzer tablets into four equal pieces.
    • Take the clear film canister and fill it halfway with water.
    • Use the timer to time the reaction. Dissolve the quarter Alka-Seltzer tablet into water and time the chemical reaction. The liquid will start bubbling up. Note down the time at which the water stops bubbling.
    • Empty up the film canister into the trash. Repeat the experiment and again note down the time to be sure.
    • Next time, repeat the experiment but make sure to place the lid on the canister after putting in the tablet. After the designated time, stand back and see the lid flying off the canister into the air with a rocket speed.
  4. Walking on eggs

    All you need:

    • Dozens of eggs inside the egg cartons
    • Soap and water bucket
    • Plastic trash bags
    • Disinfectant (you might end up breaking some eggs after this experiment and it is always a good idea to disinfect yourself.)

    Steps:

    • Take two cartons of eggs equalling to two dozen eggs. Arrange the egg cartons in plastic trash bags on the floor in two rows.
    • Check for signs of breakage or damage to the eggs. Replace any egg which is broken.
    • Make sure that all the eggs are arranged in the same manner. For example, the round side of the egg should be up in all the eggs. This provides a levelled up surface to stand upon.
    • Now try to balance barefoot on the eggs by making sure that your weight is distributed equally on the cartons. Take help from friends and stand up. This would be like walking on the eggshells! One of the brilliant science projects!
  5. Soap powered model boat

    All you need-

    • Foam tray or a piece of cardboard
    • Tray or bowl full of water
    • Toothpick
    • Liquid dish soap

    Steps:

    • Cut the cardboard into a boat shape or (A shape) of two inches.
    • Use a toothpick and dip it into the liquid soap. Now put the soap on back of the boat sides.
    • Place the boat into water carefully and see it float for some seconds. This happens because the surface tension of water is broken down by soap which exerts a push on the boat for sailing across the water.

    Such science projects infuse more interest in learners.

  6. Magnetic slime

    All you need-

    • Iron nails
    • Magnetic fillets
    • Borax powder
    • White wood glue
    • Water
    • Airtight container for storage
    • Food colouring

    Steps-

    • Take one tablespoon of glue and mix it with one tablespoon of water. Add food colouring to it. Mix it with another spoon for proper colouring.
    • Take another container where you can mix one tablespoon of water with a teaspoon of borax. Mix the solution until the borax powder dissolves completely without leaving behind any residue.
    • Mix both the solutions together completely until the slime forms. Go creative and you can add up more colours to the slime. When the slime is ready, add magnetic fillets or powder to it and mix well.
    • Play a little. Put an iron nail near the magnetic slime and watch it disappear inside. Store the slime in an airtight container.

    Such science projects are easy and take little effort to make. But it lasts for long and the slime is fun to play with.

  7. DIY plastic milk

    All you need-

    • Milk
    • White vinegar
    • Strainer
    • Bowl

    Steps-

    • Heat one cup of milk in a pan until it is hot enough. (Don’t make it boil.)
    • Pour the hot milk into the bowl and add four teaspoons of white vinegar into it. mix well. Stir for a minute.
    • Use a strainer for straining the milk into the sink. The milk flows down while the strainer contains a mass of lumpy blobs in it. Let them cool down before you can press them together for fun. Give it a shape and within few days, the blob will harden up.

    This is one of the easy science projects that make plastic from milk. Actually, the correct substance is Casein. This happens due to the reaction between milk protein and acid in vinegar which forms blobs.

  8. DIY Lava Lamp

    All you need-

    • Vegetable oil
    • Alka-Seltzer tablets
    • Clear and clear plastic soda bottle with cap (You can take any clear bottle but using a clean plastic soda bottle also teaches the need of recycling. You can make as many lava lamps as you want with recycled soda water bottles.)
    • Water
    • Food colouring

    Steps-

    • Use an old newspaper for spilling purposes. Fill the bottle with vegetable oil till 3/4th position. Now add water to the neck of the bottle leaving behind a little space.
    • Add food colouring of your choice in large quantities until a good rich colour is seen.
    • Break apart the tablets into small pieces and add one piece at a time. When the bubbling stops, replace the bottle cap and observe reactions. You can shake or twist the bottle in different directions for observing the colour float.

    This happens because water and oil do not mix together while Alka-Seltzer is acidic and basic in nature. A bubbling carbon dioxide is released by adding the tablets to the mixture. The beautiful bubbles give the lamp the appearance of a lava lamp. The lava lamp science projects are easy to make and keep the kids entertained for a long time.

Never thought science projects could be so easy? Try them today.