Below we have a list of fun and educational science experiments that can be conducted in the classroom or at home. Most will use simple to find household items. Always be sure to read through experiments completely prior to trying them. Many of these experiments should have adult supervision.
A Strange Flame - Try to understand how inertia effects a candle flame.
Bernoulli Eggs - In this experiment, you will see the effects Bernoulli's Principle on resisting gravity.
Brain Freeze - An explaination of why we get Brain Freeze when we eat cold things like ice cream.
Cabbage Indicator - In this experiment, we use red cabbage juice as a Acid/Base indicator.
Catching Money - This fun activity will explore the pull of gravity, as you race it to catch falling coins.
Changing Pressure - An experiment that shows how heat and cold effect air molecules and resulting air pressure.
Comb Kazoo - Explore how vibration creates sound using a simple comb and wax paper.
Cracking Knuckles - What causes the sound when people crack their knuckles? Find out in this article.
Creepy Carpets - Ever place a rug on carpet, only to have it move out-of-place over time? In this experiment, we will explore the reasons behind this phenomenon.
Dancing Raisins - Use raisins and soda to illustrate some fun properties of carbon dioxide (CO2).
Egg in a Bottle - In this experiment you will watch a hard boiled egg pass through a slighlty smaller bottle neck, coming to rest inside the bottle. Come to understand how temperature effects air pressure!
Emergency Light - Explore the properties of oil, and the efficiency of it.
Feathers - Feathers are facinating! Light and strong and full of structures designed specifically to aid in flight. We'll take a close look here.
Finger Feedback - using a thermometer as a biofeedback device, we explore our ability t raise ond lower our body temperature!
Flexing Small Muscles - This experiment will cause you to flex some of your tiniest muscles - the ones attached to your hair! Most commonly known as Goosebumps.
Floating Finger - Using a simple illusion we delve into how the brain interprets what each of our eyes sees.
Floating M's - Watch interesting events take place when you put M&M's into water.
Fooling Your Clock - You body -sort of- keeps time for you. This "internal clock" is researched in this activity.
Heat Waves - When light travels through substances, it slows down. This causes refraction (bending of light). We can watch how light passing through water is effected by heat.
Hurricane Winds - Understanding the power behind high wind speed, and why they can be so destructive.
The Hottest Part of the Flame - In this experiment we test what is the hottest part of a flame, and explore heat transfer.
Ice Cream Cooler - In this tasty experiment we explore a counter-intuative heat transfer using ice cream and milk.
Ice Race - This experiment examines the effects of surface area on heat transfer by making and melting ice.
Ketchup on Your Cleaning - Understand oxidation, why using ketchup can make them look shiny and new.
Lint - Where does lint come from? Why does this happen? Are there any uses for lint? Find out here!
Microwave Ice - Did you know that microwaves heat water, but not Ice. This experiment will demonstrate this puzzle and explain why!
Moving Waves - Waves and energy are investigated to try and understand how waves travel in water.
Osmosis - An experiment using a potato, water, sugar and salt to study the process of osmosis. We also discuss how osmosis works on the cells of the body during hydration and dehydration.
Paper Cuts - Understand how a thinner edge concentrates downward force onto a smaller area, facilitating it to cut.
Paper Petals - Explore the effect that water has on fibers in this simple, and animated, experiment.
Pepper Hot - A tasty exploration of the trigeminal nerve, and how different spices can effect you in different ways.
Pendulum Perils - A classic experiment that demonstrates kinectic energy and friction, and just a touch of fear!
Science Friction? - This is an experiment that uses a shoe, rubber band and ruler to study the differences between kinetic and static friction.
Shadow Colors - Different colors of light appear to cast different colored shadows. This is demonstrated and explained in this science activity.
The Shuttle Tragedy - Why do some things burn up upon re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere, and some things survive and fall (or fly) back to the surface intact?
Simple Quacks - Another experiment that examines how vibration creates sound. A simple drinking straw will suffice for this one!
Slim View - Use a paper plate and a piece of cardboard to try and understand how your TV works.
Slippery and Sticky Ice - An experiment that focuses on the use of pressure on ice and it's freezing properties.
Spider Spotting - Spiders can be easy to spot in the cover of night if you know what you are doing. A flashlight and nighttime will suffice for this demonstration.
Spoon Reversals - Reflective surfaces often bend light in interesting ways. A concave reflective surface (like a spoon) can really twist and turn what is being reflected on its surface.
Spoons Revisited - Stick a spoon to your face and open this experiment that investigates the properties of adhesion and gravity.
Stale Bread - The effects of sugar on keeping baked goods moist, slowing the process of evaporation.
Static Cling? - This experiment examines static cling and how it works over different surfaces.
Sweet Tea - Did you know that heating sugar causes it to break down into two different substances that are actually sweeter then regular sugar? Me either. Find out about it in this lesson.
Through the Looking Glass - Exploring the principles behind fiber optics and the bending of light using a simple glass of water and a small mirror.
Thunder Rumbles - Why does thunder rumble over a period of time as opposed to just a simple quick "boom"? Let's look into that.
Turning Ice - A fun demonstration of melting ice.
Water the Plants - How do plants use water? What is transpiration?
Water Magnifier - Use a flashlight, water and a piece of plastic to make a fun water magnifying glass, and learn how and why it works.
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