After spending a year as Science Parent at my children’s cooperative preschool I realized that introducing science to kids is as easy as a trip to your pantry/refrigerator. With eight common household ingredients you can do a whole host of science projects and I’m here to let you know how!
Your eight ingredients are:
- Food Coloring
- Corn Syrup
- Baking Soda
- Dish soap
I didn’t add in water because I’m taking it for granted you have easy access to it!
With these eight ingredients you can do the following experiments:
- Color mixing: Food Coloring + Water
- Volcanoes: Baking Soda + Vinegar
- Wizard’s Brew: Baking Soda + Vinegar + Dish Soap + Food Coloring + Water
- Ice Sculptures: Water + Food Coloring + Salt
- Bubbles: Water + Dish Soap (Dawn or Joy) + Corn Syrup
- Tornados in a Jar: Water + Dish Soap
- Lava Lamps: Water + Oil+ Food Coloring + Salt
- Layered Liquids: Water + Oil + Food Coloring+ Corn Syrup (substitute corn syrup for molasses, color the corn syrup for added fun)
- Exploding Lunch Bag: Vinegar + Baking Soda
- Shiny Pennies: Vinegar
- Milk Painting: Milk + Food Coloring + Dish Soap
- Plastic Milk: Milk + Vinegar
Now visit your refrigerator, pull out a few eggs and you can do a couple more projects:
I told you it was easy! With summer here these science experiments for kids are perfect for adding a little learning into your child’s day.
Do you have any other science projects that use these common ingredients? Leave a comment below with your suggestions!