10 Easy Science Experiments For Kids

Density. Polymers. Magnetism. No, we’re not developing a high school science curriculum! These are just a few of the scientific concepts the experiments below illustrate. Everyone can participate in these easy, top-rated science experiments for kids. You just may have a budding scientist on your hands!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Bouncy Egg
    Bouncy Egg

    (Ages 5-16)

    Can you make an egg bounce? Try this simple chemistry experiment and see the shell of an egg dissolve! You'll be left with a surprise and a fun, bouncy egg. 

  • Visual aid of how to complete Density Tower
    Density Tower

    (Ages 5-16)

    Density is a foundational concept in physics, which explains why boats float, rocks sink, and balloons fly away when you let them go! With just a few materials from home, you can conduct your own colorful density experiment, and see how this principle works firsthand. Check it out!

  • 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 Bouncy Ball
    Bouncy Ball

    (Ages 5-16)

    Did you know you can make your own bouncy balls at home? You can with this project that's also a quick chemistry exploration in polymers. You'll be jumping for joy right alongside your super awesome bouncy balls at the end of this experiment.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Sink or Float?
    Sink or Float?

    (Ages 3-8)

    Will your toy sink or float? This experiment is fun for all ages.

  • Get outside and make your own volcano! With just a few household ingredients, create a (safe) explosion that looks like enough toothpaste for an elephant to brush with. (his project requires a grownup’s assistance, but all the items are safe to use.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Milk Swirl Experiment

    My kids can't get enough of this super-simple science experiment. I love that it's easy and safe enough for kids of all ages, and uses only ingredients I already have in the kitchen. The end result is an explosion of colors, and it almost looks like magic! Watch our video to see us make the colorful experiment from start to swirling color.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Electromagnetic Train

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    Did you know that electricity and magnetism are closely linked? In this project, experiment with the interplay between the two by building your own miniature electromagnetic train that zips down a track all by itself.  Be sure to check out the video instructions for an explanation of how it works!

  • 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 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 to lend us some baby teeth for us to experiment with, and we got some very interesting results.


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