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Fun Science Experiments for Kids

Have fun with science experiments for kids!If you're looking for some fun science experiments for kids then you've come to the right place. Check out our free experiments section, full of fascinating hands-on experiments that are a great way to enjoy the world of science.

Learn interesting science and technology facts by experimenting with different materials that react in surprising ways. You'll find a lot of experiments can be done using simple ingredients found around your house (with adult supervision of course). Basic materials can help you perform experiments that are simple, safe and perfect for kids. Enjoy our fun science experiments, make cool projects with easy ideas for children, show friends & family what you've discovered and most importantly, have fun!

 
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Floating Eggs

Eggs sink in normal water so what can you do to make them float? Adding salt can give some surprising results.

Eggs that float on water

Make a Parachute

Design and build a parachute that uses important science principles to carefully lower an object to the ground.

Make a Parachute

Melting Chocolate

Under what conditions does chocolate melt? Is it different for white and dark chocolate? Experiment to find out!

Chocolate science experiment

Dry Ice Bubble

Use dry ice and a soapy mixture to create a giant dry ice bubble. How big will your bubble get before it bursts?

Make a Big Dry Ice Bubble

Oil and Water

What happens when you try mixing oil and water? Do they want to be mixed? Give it a go and find out!

Do oil and water mix?

Making Lemon Fizzy Drink

Make some lemon soda pop the quick and easy way. It's tasty, it's fizzy and it's made by you!

Create your own soft drink

Quick Sand

Making quick sand is easy and you'll have a great time demonstrating this interesting experiment to other people.

Quick Sand

Diet Coke & Mentos Geyser Eruption

Create an erupting geyser with Diet Coke and Mentos, this amazing experiment is guaranteed to impress your friends!

Diet Coke & Mentos Geyser Eruption

Vinegar Volcano

Vinegar and baking soda make for a fun and easy science experiment. Try creating a vinegar volcano.

Baking soda and vinegar volcano

Blowing Up Balloons

Sit back, relax and let the carbon dioxide from a chemical reaction blow up your balloons for you.

Blowing up balloons with carbon dioxide

Can't tell if your egg is hard boiled or raw? Find out a sneaky way to know for sure with this simple experiment.

Is this egg boiled or raw?

Make Fake Snot

Make snot without having to pick your nose. Gross out your friends and learn some interesting chemistry facts along the way.

Make Fake Snot

Use black light to make glowing water and find out exactly how it works with this fun science experiment for kids.

Make Glowing Water

Tornado in a Bottle

Learn how you can make a tornado in a bottle with just a few simple items that you can find around the house.

Make a Tornado in a Bottle

Bath Salts

Do you feel like a warm, relaxing bath with soothing fragrances? Try this fun experiment and learn the science behind bath salts.

Bath Salts

Ice Cube Magic

While it's not quite magic, this is still an impressive experiment that uses pressure and a little bit of time to cut an ice cube in half.

Ice Cube Magic

Breeding Bacteria

Take samples from different places and examine how bacteria grow by breeding it yourself.

Breeding Bacteria

Static Electricity

Make your hair stand on end while learning about static electricity and electrons with these cool experiments.

Static electricity and charged particles

Stab a Potato With a Straw

Use the power of air pressure to help stab a drinking straw through a potato.

Drinking straw and potato experiment

Does an Orange Float or Sink?

Do oranges float or sink in water? Time to find out with this fun science experiment related to density.

Orange density experiment

Dissolving Sugar

Adding sugar to water might not make a great drink but it does help with this easy experiment.

Dissolving Sugar

Light, Color & Heat

The sun heats some colors quicker than others, find out which absorb and which reflect more light.

What color heats faster?

Making Music

Create some cool sound waves with this easy music making instrument.

Making music with glasses

Moving Molecules

Here's a great way to see if molecules in hot water really move faster than in cold.

Moving Molecules

Balloon Speakers

Experiment with the tightly packed, compressed air inside a balloon to amplify small sounds into big noises.

Balloon Speakers

Seed Germination

Plant seeds and learn about germination with this cool experiment. Watch seedlings grow as you look after them with the right amount of light and water.

Grow a plant with this seed germination experiment

Floating Ping Pong Balls

See some amazing forces in action when you combine a hair dryer with a ping pong ball.

Floating Ping Pong Balls

Taste Without Smell

Put your senses to the test with this simple experiment related to your sense of smell.

Taste Without Smell

Crazy Putty

Glue plus borax and a few basic ingredients equals a whole lot of squishy fun with this crazy putty experiment.

Making crazy putty

Escaping Water

Don't know how capillary action works? Then find out more with the help of just water, cups and paper towels.

Escaping Water

Gravity Free Water

Turning a glass of water upside down doesn't always have to involve someone getting wet.

Gravity free water

Microscopic Creatures

Take some water samples from a range of different places and use a microscope to investigate what's living inside.

What kind of microscopic creatures can you find in water?

Lung Volume

Test how fit and healthy you are by completing this experiment that measures how much air your lungs can hold.

What is your lung volume?

Straw Bending

Gather round children and marvel at the amazing bending straw. It's an easy optical illusion that only needs a glass, some water and a straw.

Bend a straw with your eyes

Bucket Spinning

Learn about centripetal force while somehow staying dry as you spin a bucket of water above your head.

Circular motion & centripetal force experiment

Egg Bubbles

Do egg shells really contain thousands of tiny holes? Find out with this fun science experiment for kids.

Mysterious egg bubbles experiment

Make a Snowflake

Have fun making your own crystal snowflake with a little help from some borax and a few other easy to find household items.

Make your own crystal snowflake

Make a Rainbow

Use sunlight and water to make your own rainbow with this cool activity that helps explain how rainbows work.

Make a rainbow

Invisible Ink

Write secret messages with invisible ink you created from lemon juice, read them later if you can work out how to.

Using lemon juice to make invisible ink

Heating Up Air

Watch what happens to the air inside a balloon as you heat it up, does it act differently or stay the same? Let's find out!

Heating up air

Make an Easy Lava Lamp

Learn how to make an easy lava lamp with the help of a cool chemical reaction and this funky science experiment for kids.

How to Make an Easy Lava Lamp

Bending Water

Static electricity can do some amazing things, find out how you can use it to bend a stream of water using just your hair and a comb.

Heating up air

Ice Overflow

Learn some of the differences between water and ice while trying this simple experiment that might surprise you.

Ice Overflow

Steel Wool & Vinegar

Experiment with steel wool and vinegar. What kind of chemical reaction occurs when the iron in steel wool reacts with oxygen?

Steel wool and vinegar chemical reaction experiment

Dominant Side

Does your body have a dominant side? Test yourself with a variety of challenges to find your dominant eye, hand and foot.

Which is your dominant side?

Bouncing Balls

Learn about energy transfer with the help of a basketball and tennis ball.

Energy transfer through bouncing balls
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