10 Kid-Friendly Experiments on the Science of Gas

Get hands-on with gas as a state of matter in these ten fun science experiments for kids. You’ll discover the awesome fizzy reactions and the incredible power gases like air have! Try these at home with the family and see for yourself. Side note: a joke or two will come with the territory of discussing this state of matter.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Bath Bombs
    Bath Bombs

    (Ages 9-16)

    Splish splash let's add a little science to the bath. These homemade bath bombs are the perfect present for mom on Mother's Day or any day of the year, and include a science lesson. I know my mom will appreciate these fizzy, DIY gifts when she relaxes in a nice warm bath. Plus, I added a personal touch by making them blue, her favorite color. 

  • Visual aid of how to complete Solids, Liquids, Gas - Oh My!

    If you're like me, learning the difference between solids, liquids, and gases as a kid felt just plain confusing. Hoping to make the concept a little easier for my boys, I was thrilled to run across this hands-on science activity from Fit Kids Clubhouse. I'm happy to report that I pinned it, did it, and loved it.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Egg in a Bottle
    Egg in a Bottle

    (Ages 9-16)

    Impress your friends and family with this simple, quick, and super-cool 'egg in a bottle' science trick! You'll learn how to harness the power of expanding and contracting gasses to suck an egg into a bottle in which it would never normally fit.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Baking Soda-Powered Boat

    Fizz, fizz, zoom! This baking soda experiment boat is easy to build and fun to race. If you’ve ever dropped a fizzy tablet into a cup of water or made a baking soda volcano, you’ve made the same chemical reaction used here. But this time, we’re using that reaction to power a soda bottle boat, for a short distance at least.This is one baking soda experiment that is more fun with more room, so try this one in the bathtub. You can also experiment with the amount of baking soda and vinegar you add.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Thermal Powered Flower

    Have you ever seen hot air rise? In this project, explore the physics behind thermal air currents (hot air rising) by harnessing them to power your own spinning flower! Note that this project uses fire and paper, and should only be attempted with adult supervision. Happy spinning! Check out this video tutorial to see all the steps in action!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Balloon Hovercraft

    You don't need high-tech gadgets to make your own hovercraft! This balloon-powered toy is easy to make with household materials and is a ton of fun to send zooming around! We had so much fun passing the hovercraft across a long table. A light push sends it gliding along in a straight path. And, the balloon had enough air in it for a few pushes, which means you can involve a few friends. Keep blowing the balloon up for more and more fun!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Magic Cloud in a Bottle

    Whether they're bringing down rain or snow, making a beautiful sunset, or letting our minds run wild with imaginary shapes - clouds are pretty awesome. Did you know that you can create your own cloud in a bottle with just a few easy steps? Follow along with this simple DIY (or watch the video tutorial) to learn about how clouds form, while creating you own cloud in a bottle!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Magic Inflating Balloons

    Can you make a balloon inflate without using air? Sure you can! You just need to make carbon dioxide gas, which is easier than you think. When your vinegar and baking soda touch, get ready to watch the bubbly reaction!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Fizzy Candy
    Fizzy Candy

    (Ages 9-16)

    Are you in for a surprise treat to share with your friends and family? This homemade version of the classic pop rocks will get you fizzy with baking soda and citric acid! Personalize this candy with your own flavor and experience this chemical reaction in your mouth!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Water Volcano In A Bottle

    Try out this two-part water experiment! First--why can't you blow up a balloon in a bottle? And, second--what happens when you do...and then fill it with water?

Get inspired!