As a parent it’s imperative that you want your child to have fun at school and develop a love for learning that lasts a lifetime. The best way to do this is by getting your child involved in science from a young age with the help of a few easy science projects for kids.
Not only will kids love the hands-on experience it offers them, but they also love how the projects get their creative juices flowing and a desire to explore more about the world of sconce! Here is a few such simple science projects for your kids which will get them hooked to the beautiful world of science!
- 1. Create crystals
Crystals exist everywhere in your salt, pencils and jewelry. So what can be more exciting to a child than growing their own crystals? There’s not much you need to grow crystals besides water, salt and your patience and time!
Make s salt solution by filling a cup with warm water and adding salt to it till the water does not absorb salt, and salt drops to the bottom. Now pour some of this solution on a saucer and let it sit for a while. The salt crystals form as the water evaporates and keep growing as you pour saltwater onto the saucer.
- 2. Understanding water tension
Small insects can walk on water because of water tension, which you can show to your child through experiments using a glass, some water, a paperclip and some pennies. Fill a glass with water and drop the clip into it. Let it drop to the bottom, pull it out and gently lay it on the water. If done correctly, the paperclip floats on top of the water.
The second experiment involves filling the glass with water and then carefully adding a few pennies to the glass, one at a time. The water starts rising over the glass in a dome shape, without spilling out. You can teach your child how a drop of dish soap can disrupt water tension when the water tension ‘breaks’ on adding the dish soap, and water starts spilling over the glass edges.
See! These experiments are not only easy to conduct; they are preformed using everyday things any child can find and use at home!