Looking for ways to keep the kids entertained this spring? Check out these fun AND educational experiments that bring science to life.
1. Greenhouse in a Soda Bottle
Create your own mini greenhouse from recycled materials! Learn how farmers and ranchers take care of the land in this fun activity from My American Farm.
2. Color Changing Flowers
Learn about the parts of a flower and how they “drink water” through this simple experiment with water and food coloring. Try it out with different kinds of flowers!
3. Ice Cream in a Bag
Cool off this summer by making your own ice cream in a bag! See how heat energy is transferred in this tasty activity.
4. Make a Rubber Egg
Want to make a “bouncy” egg? This fun rubber egg experiment shows the process of osmosis and gives you a peak at the inside of an egg. The article also includes a great scientific explanation.
5. Rocks into Soil
This lesson from Oregon Ag in the Classroom demonstrates how rocks become soil through weatherization. Get your hands dirty in this series of experiments!
6. Seed Letters
This Illinois Ag in the Classroom activity is a fun way to incorporate art and demonstrate seed growth. Youngsters spell out their names and get to watch seeds germinate.
Usually when we think about plants growing we think about soil and sunlight, but what if you didn't need that? Hydroponics is the science of growing plants in nutrient-rich water- without soil! This experiment compares growing plants in soil or plants grown hydroponically.This is long term project from Science Buddies, but kids will love to see the plant growth!