Science is everywhere; it is not limited to the classroom or the laboratory. There are dozens of entertaining projects that only require a few common household items, craft kits, and a little curiosity. This will promote a culture of lifelong learning. These experiments are also fantastic family tasks to undertake together instead of watching television or playing artificial intelligence games.
Before you can make slime, you must first gather the necessary tools and materials. At least two plastic cups, two plastic or disposable spoons, Food coloring of your choice, borax powder, PVA glue, and water.
In making your slime, dissolve a spoonful of borax in 75ml of water in the first cup. Stir until it is completely dissolved. Mix a tablespoon of PVA glue with two teaspoons of water for the following step. Drops of food coloring can be added. Stir until everything is completely combined. Add one tablespoon of the borax solution to the glue mixture after that. Stir thoroughly until the mixture turns slimy. After that, leave the slime for 30 seconds before picking it up.
Experiment with the component ratios to make several forms of slime: stretchy, springy, bouncy, and wet slimes may all be made by varying the amount of borax added.
The Soda Volcano Experiment
A soda volcano is a traditional science activity that may teach children about chemical reactions as well as what happens when a volcano erupts.
Mix 6 cups flour, 2 cups salt, 4 teaspoons frying oil, and 2 cups water to make the cone of your baking soda volcano. The finished product should be smooth and firm (add more water if needed). To make a volcano, place the soda bottle on the baking pan and mold the dough around it. Make sure the hole isn’t covered or that dough doesn’t get into the bottle.
Fill the bottle halfway with warm water and a drop or two of red food coloring. To the contents of the bottle, add 6 drops of detergent. The detergent aids in the trapping of bubbles created by the chemical process, resulting in better lava. To the liquid in the bottle, add 2 teaspoons of baking soda. Slowly pour vinegar into the bottle, then stand back for the eruption.
Hyper Cooling Experiment
The science of melting and freezing is demonstrated in this experiment. You will need 4-6 unopened bottles of water, a freezer, clear glasses, and a large bowl for this amazingly water science experiment.
Clear some space in your freezer and stack the water bottles on their sides, making sure they don’t contact anything else within. Set a timer for 2 hours and close the freezer door. Check the bottles after 2 hours to determine whether any have produced ice. Handle the bottles with care, and only lift them if you can see inside them. If your bottles don’t have any ice crystals, carefully close the freezer and set the timer for 15 minutes more, then check again. If necessary, repeat for another 15 minutes.
Put a few small bits of ice in a dish and set out your bigger bowl and glasses on the counter while you wait for the water to cool. Even if the bottles aren’t frozen, as soon as you see ice inside one of them, the others are ready. Remove one of the bottles from the freezer with caution and place it on the counter.
Pour some of the water into a glass now. The ice in the glass should round the ice cube and hold it in place.
Baking Soda Rocket
A small 500ml bottle, empty, a cork that fits firmly inside the bottleneck, half a piece of kitchen roll, 1 tablespoon baking soda or bicarbonate of soda, vinegar or lemon juice, 3 straws, and a tape are all needed to build a baking soda rocket.
It must be able to stand with a gap between the cork and the floor. Keep in mind that too many embellishments will make it overly weighty. To find the optimum rocket fuel, experiment with different amounts of baking soda and vinegar.
This skittles experiment is simple, inexpensive, and offers numerous exploratory opportunities. To see what happens, experiment with different temps of water, white vinegar, or even lemonade.
The Elephant’s Toothpaste
In the center of a tray with sides, place your bottle. There will be a lot of foam, which will keep the mess contained. Fill the bottleneck with a funnel. Step 2: Fill the bottle halfway with dish soap. Fill the bottle with 12 cups (4 oz.) of hydrogen peroxide. Swirl gently to combine. After that, squeeze in some food coloring. Swirl gently to combine. Instructions for the striped variant can be found below. 1 packet or 1 tablespoon yeast in 1/2 cup (4 ounces) warm water to dissolve, stir well. It may be pasty. Finally, pour the yeast mixture into the bottle using the funnel. Swirl it around quickly.
Hot Ice Experiment
Fill a pot halfway with sodium acetate powder. Slowly drizzle in some water. You only need a small amount of water to dissolve the gel, the less water you use, the better. Gently heat the mixture while stirring.
Pour the mixture into a glass and place it in the refrigerator for an hour to cool. Remove the ‘hot-ice’ mixture. It needs to be liquid. When you touch it, the mixture will quickly freeze.
A balloon that Self Inflates
Fill the bottle with 2 tablespoons of yeast, 1 teaspoon sugar, and 1 cup water. Use the elastic band to attach the balloon over the top of the bottle. Keep an eye on it while you’re gone.
Homemade Lava Lamp
Fill the bottle about 1/4 full with water. Fill the bottle close to the top with vegetable oil. If you have one, you can use it.
Add a few drops of your favorite hue of food coloring. Break your fizzy tablet in half and drop half of it into the bottle as the next step. Observe how the bubble blobs form.
Finally, turn out the lights and drop in another half tablet if you have one. While the blobs are boiling, shine the flashlight through the lava lamp.
Mixing Impossible Experiment
To see what happens, combine equal parts of oil and water and add a drop of food coloring to observe what happens. The kids will enjoy watching the food coloring dissolve in the oil. You’ll appreciate how simple it is to set up and clean up.