18 Cool Science Projects for Kids: science experiments with household items

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  1. 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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  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. 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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  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. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Balloon Propeller (Newton's Third Law)

    Balloon Propeller (Newton's Third Law)

    Sir Isaac Newton's Third Law of motion says that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Using everyday materials, your kids...

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  14. 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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  15. Earth Exploration

    Earth Exploration

    While learning about space, my son and I found ourselves gravitating toward planet Earth. In my son's favorite Earth-related book, "The Magic School Bus Inside...

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