I love teaching science! It is a subject area that I am passionate about and thoroughly enjoy teaching. Kids are naturally curious and want to know everything about their world and I am happy to teach them! I have complied my top 10 exciting, but easy, science experiments for kids!
I have done all of these activities with over 100 children, including my own kids at home. Most of the experiments are done with materials from around the house. So, strap on your safety glasses and enjoy these favourite science experiments for kids!
Gather a few dozen eggs and challenge a child, or two, to see if they can stand on the eggs without making scrambled eggs!
All you need are some ice cube trays and a small treasure for your child to find. Experiment outside with different materials to see which one causes the ice cube to melt first.
This experiment shows children how different liquids have different properties. It proves that not all liquids mix together. Also experiment with food colouring. How does it move through the layers?
4. Apple Boats
This is a great activity for fall! This STEM challenge requires an apple, or two, some toothpicks and a lot of trial and error – like a scientist!
This is my favourite introductory activity to science class! For this experiment, grab a bunch of sharp pencils and a baggie full of water and the science is guaranteed to amazing little ones.
Look at how molecules travel differently in hot water versus cold water. This is a great experiment to prove that there are many things happening in our world that we cannot see with our naked eye.
This is a great experiment for Valentine’s Day, but it could be used any day with kids. Children learn about chemical reactions!
This science experiment for kids is perfect for the long winter days! Watch a snowman disappear and learn about evaporation.
We can tell children that light travels in straight lines, but it is much more fun to prove it to them! This experiment is perfect for an introduction to a light unit.
Do you have some leftover chocolate in your house? This experiment shows how fast the sun can melt something and also compares the difference between the shade and direct sunlight.
As with all science experiments for kids, please use caution and be safe especially when heat is used. All of these activities are intended to be done with an adult. Safety glasses are a good idea for all experiments, and it makes kids feel like they are real scientists!