27 July, 2019
Looking for fun science experiments to do at home? We’ve got you covered. From gravity-defying water to frozen glitter slime, these easy experiments will leave your kids in awe. Using simple safe ingredients, you’ll be enjoying the world of science in no time!
You won’t believe it until you see it! This Magical trick turns water into a gravity-defying liquid.
Put the cardboard over the rim of the glass, and swiftly turn the glass upside down whilst holding it firmly in place. Take away your hand holding the cardboard, and witness the magic.
All about air pressure. When there’s no air inside the glass, the air pressure from outside is greater than the pressure of the water inside. This means the card is kept in place, and the water stays inside the glass!
Make an awesome erupting volcano in just a few steps. Sit back and watch the lava bubble and flow!
Combine the water, washing up liquid and food colouring in your container. Next, mix in the baking soda until it’s all liquid. Now’s the fun part, pour in the vinegar and watch the eruption.
The science of chemical reactions. The baking soda reacts with the vinegar to form carbonic acid. As carbonic acid is very unstable, it breaks up into carbon dioxide and water to create lots of fizz!
Googey, glittery, slimey goodness. Using only 3 ingredients, it’s instant fun for the whole family.
Empty the glitter glue into a glass container and mix in half a cup of water. In a separate container, mix 1 teaspoon of Borax with half a cup of water. Next, slowly combine the 2 mixtures and stir to create your glitter slime!
The science of polymers. Glue contains an ingredient called polyvinyl acetate, which is a liquid polymer. Polymers are made up of long strands of molecules, so when you add Borax to the glue, it helps the polymer strands stick together creating your slime! Pretty cool, right?
Kids will love this easy lesson in liquid density and chemical reactions. It takes just a few steps to see the bubbling lava in action.
Fill the bottle ¾ of the way up with vegetable oil, and add water to the remaining space. Next, add a few drops of food colouring, and break up the Alka-seltzer tablets into a few pieces. One by one, drop the pieces of Alka-seltzer tablets into the bottle and watch the lava lamp in action.
Water is made from highly charged hydrophilic compounds, whilst oil is made up of long chains of carbon that are hydrophobic. This means they don’t mix, because they can’t form chemical bonds with each other. When you add the Alka-seltzer to the water, they react and release carbon dioxide. This is what creates the lava bubbles!
Stimulate your senses with an interactive 3D world. From flowing lava and lush grass, to pools of water and friendly wildlife, watch the images be projected onto the sand, and immerse yourself in different landscapes.
All about different terrains, colours, and how to explore new surroundings.