Science Experiments for Kids

Experiments are a fun and hands on way for kids to learn about the world around them. Below are many simple ideas to explore science with your kids.

Or start with some popular science experiments for preschoolers such as the basic float or sink experiment.


Do the Kernels Take up More Volume than the Ear of Corn Itself?

There’s a myth that we recently heard about here in Iowa during harvest season. The theory, or myth, is about the volume of an ear of corn. The shucked kernels of an ear of corn take up more volume than when the same kernels were still on the cob. We decided to put this to […]

Kids love making waves with a sensory bottle! Easy to make too.

Make a Wave Bottle for Kids to Explore

A wave bottle is an easy sensory bottle for kids to make and then explore to see what they find in their ocean. Making waves is so much fun!

Make a Lava Lamp Science Experiment

Make a Lava Lamp Science Experiment

Make a lava lamp with your preschooler, and your preschooler will love science experiments! I can’t promise that, but Henry has. Lava lamps are simple to make, too. What you need to make a Lava Lamp: Vegetable oil [or get a clear oil] Water Food coloring of your choice Alka-Selzer Tablets [as many as you choose, the […]


Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiment with Color Fun

Any baking soda and vinegar experiment I’ve ever done with the kids has always been a success. The fizz just makes it so much fun! Henry was fascinated by the reactions the colored vinegar made when it hit the baking soda in this activity. This science experiment, that I found at The Adventures of the Smith […]