Kitchen Science Projects for Kids

by on June 8, 2013

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!

12 science projects for kids using common ingredients from your kitchen.

 

Your eight ingredients are:

  1. Food Coloring
  2. Corn Syrup
  3. Vinegar
  4. Baking Soda
  5. Oil
  6. Salt
  7. Milk
  8. Dish soap

I didn’t add in water because I’m taking it for granted you have easy access to it!

12 science projects for kids using common ingredients from your kitchen.

With these eight ingredients you can do the following experiments:

  1. Color mixing: Food Coloring + Water
  2. Volcanoes: Baking Soda + Vinegar
  3. Wizard’s Brew: Baking Soda + Vinegar + Dish Soap + Food Coloring + Water
  4. Ice Sculptures: Water + Food Coloring + Salt
  5. Bubbles: Water + Dish Soap (Dawn or Joy) + Corn Syrup
  6. Tornados in a Jar: Water + Dish Soap
  7. Lava Lamps: Water + Oil+ Food Coloring + Salt
  8. Layered Liquids: Water + Oil + Food Coloring+ Corn Syrup (substitute corn syrup for molasses, color the corn syrup for added fun)
  9. Exploding Lunch Bag: Vinegar + Baking Soda
  10. Shiny Pennies: Vinegar
  11. Milk Painting: Milk + Food Coloring + Dish Soap
  12. Plastic Milk: Milk + Vinegar

Now visit your refrigerator, pull out a few eggs and you can do a couple more projects:

  1. Egg Float: Egg + Water + Salt
  2. Naked Eggs: Vinegar + Egg

 

12 science projects for kids using common ingredients from your kitchen.

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!

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Marie June 10, 2013 at 9:15 am

What a great post, and thanks for the link love! I love the graphic of ingredients!

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Ana Dziengel June 11, 2013 at 5:19 am

Thanks Marie! I love Make and Takes so I was thrilled to see you stopped by my little ‘ole blog :)

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