Kids love science when you present it as cool experiments for them to try. And doing experiements as part of your homeschool can be easy and fun.
Of course, science is everywhere - from the bubbles in your boiling water, to the ice in your cooler. One of the difficulties I found with science at home was finding experiments that actually worked - or taught something interesting. So here is a list of our favorite science experiments and resources.
This is a really simple experiment that kids love. Stand a white carnation in some colored water (we use food dye) and watch the flower change color as it travels up the stem of the plant and is made into food.
Lots of experiments and activities to teach your 3-7 year old about plants. From seeds to growing plants to flowers. It even includes some riddles!
Atoms and Molecules
Great activities for your 8-13 year olds to learn about atoms and molecules at home. This chapter includes a periodic table but you can find more versions here.
Time Lapse Science
Time lapse photography is a great way to see science in action - it really seems to make your experiements come alive. You can use time lapse to show the effects of temperature, to see plants growing or to watch the decomposition of food. Try these time lapse photography ideas. It really isn't as hard as you may think - check out how to make a time lapse video.
Pepper and Soap Experiment
Sometimes the coolest experiments are the simplest. Try this neat pepper and soap experiment :
Every homeschooler needs to try this at least once! This silly putty recipe page includes the science behind your slime!
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