Although it is a school curriculum and most students see it as a difficult subject, science can also be fun and can allow children to learn new things through games and experiments. Considering the all the things that surround us have hidden sides and we can always discover new things, science is the perfect means for children to combine playing with learning. Here are some of the most interesting educational science experiments that kids can try at home.
Watch plants grow
One of the most common experiments is growing a plant from scratch and observing its development and the growing stages it goes through. With a simple flower pot and some seeds, children can discover how plants rise, bloom, flower and wither under various environment circumstances. A led grow light system will help them understand how different types of light promote different growth stages and why photosynthesis is an essential part of a plant’s growing process. If you don’t know which led grow light is better suited for this experiment, you can learn more about led lamps by visiting the ledgrow.lighting website.
Make a geyser
If kids are not allowed to drink Coke, they can use it for a science experiment that will help them create a geyser using diet Coke and Mentos. This experiment should only be tried outdoors where there is no risk of getting Coke everywhere and should be handled with speed, as the reaction is very fast. Using a tube or a funnel, kids will have to mix the two ingredients and wait for science to do its magic, as the carbon dioxide in the bubbles of the soda will interact with the little dimples in the Mentos candy. The reaction will result in a geyser that will rise a few inches over the top of the bottle.
Create glowing light
The idea of creating glowing light sound very interesting and kids will surely enjoy this fun science experiment. To pull this off, they will need a black light, also called an UV light, that can be found online or in several stores, some tonic water, a highlighter pen, and a dark room. Once the kids are in a dark room, they will have to remove the felt of the pen and soak it in some water then turn the black light on near the water. They will see glowing water in the bottle because of a science reaction caused by an item called phosphors. The tonic water and the dye from the highlighter contain phosphors, which are excited by the UV light and turned into visible light.