20 Cool Science Projects for Kids: kids science experiments at home

These science experiments are easy to do at home with household ingredients you likely have in your pantry already.

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  1. What Soda Does to Teeth

    What Soda Does to Teeth

    Why is soda bad for your teeth? My kids keep asking why they can't have more soda. The tooth fairy was kind enough...

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  2. Discovering Sound Matters

    Discovering Sound Matters

    We have lots of favorite experiments and demonstrations that we love to play with... and this is absolutely one of them! Who knew that...

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  3. Surface Tension Experiment

    Surface Tension Experiment

    We can see through mesh. We can hear through it, breathe through it, and even pour water through it... So there is no way...

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  4. Salt Volcano

    Salt Volcano

    We know that oil and water doesn't mix...but what happens when you add salt? Let's play with science and find out!

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  5. Rainbow Density Cylinder

    Rainbow Density Cylinder

    This liquid density demonstration will impress and educate children who think of liquids as "all the same." Let young kids play with jars of colored...

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  6. Solar Energy and Water

    Solar Energy and Water

    Using a piece of black construction paper and a piece of white paper, we'll set two bowls outside and see if one of them warms...

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  7. How Strong is Paper?

    How Strong is Paper?

    We have an engineer in our family... she's always playing with pulleys and levers and constructing things. This time we were playing with compression...

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  8. Glittery Volcano

    Glittery Volcano

    This project is part science experiment, part sensory fun! The volcanic reaction of vinegar and baking soda, with some glitter for extra sparkle, exploding over...

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  9. Salt Painting Ice Sculptures

    Salt Painting Ice Sculptures

    We were inspired by the Artful Parent to try out this fun science experiment: watching how salt melts ice. Not only is this...

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  10. Lava Bottle

    Lava Bottle

    This fun science project that is guaranteed to impress! This is a cheap and easy way for your child to explore the nature of different...

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  11. Fingerprint Kit

    Fingerprint Kit

    Here's a fun one for children who love details and like to investigate! Grab a small cloth bag, and make your own fingerprint kit out of...

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  12. Make a Tornado in a Jar

    Make a Tornado in a Jar

    My silly scientists had a blast with this hands-on experiment! We used mason jars and plastic water bottles to make our own mini tornadoes....

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  13. Battle of the Bubbles

    Battle of the Bubbles

    Are you ready for some bubbly? I'm talking about making your own bubbles, of course! Around our house, we make bubble solutions pretty often. We...

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  14. Paper Parachutes

    Paper Parachutes

    It's a bird...it's a plane...wait--could it be? It's a flying kitty! And an airborne...penguin?!

    My kids are fascinated with flight, so we decided to give their...

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  15. Magnet Magic Challenge

    Magnet Magic Challenge

    To kids, magnets are almost like magic! And they're a great source of (mostly) quiet games and exploration. We took our magnetic bingo wands and...

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