There are many ways to engage your children in science projects to do at home. Homemade science experiments are a great sensory activity and great science (physics) lesson for children. This easy to do science project will really make the slimes come alive through a little magnetic force. It’s a fun way to teach kids about magnets and how they work.
Balloon Experiment: Kids love science experiments to do at home that use balloons. It’s a great way for them to get more active and physically fit, while coloring and playing with the different colors in the color spectrum. This science lesson will also get them excited about water balloons and more.
Fun science experiments to do at home with water can include water garden design, making a floating balloon animal, or building a lemonade melon with seeds embedded in the peel. Children will enjoy this simple science fair project which uses what is in the backyard and garden to learn about growing plants and how they work together. A floating balloon animal is really cool to watch as it moves across the yard or garden. Kids also love to make lemonade melon with lemon seed embedded in the peel.
Static Electricity: When exposed to static electricity, people feel a tingle on their hands and/or hair and/or hear ringing in their ears. You can make a very fun science experiments to do at home to see if you can create static electricity with paper and dryer lint. If so, you may be able to successfully charge a battery using the static electricity. This experiment is great for science
teachers to teach students how static electricity works.
Icing a Bird Feeder: After the winter, many birds die because they are unable to migrate to the warmer southern weather. To solve this problem, you can make an electric ice bird feeder. Simply cover the bottom of the feeder with aluminum foil, add a birdseed bag, and then light a candle inside the bag and put the foil over the bag. Slowly the ice builds up around the bag and forms a barrier between the feeder and the outside world. Then the birds will not be able to land on the foil and starve to death.
While these are not the ultimate or best science experiments to do at home, they are some of the more fun ones that can be done around the house. They are also fairly easy science projects that young children can do to show their parents how much they really know about science. Some other simpler science experiments to do at home include making a snowball, getting the kids to help with a science project and testing the durability of different materials. You do not have to be a rocket scientist to make these types of projects. As long as you have some basic knowledge about electricity and magnets, you should have no problem making some neat science projects for your home.