Top 10 Water Experiments for Kids: For Learning!

This list of 10 top water experiments for kids is part of a fun top 10 series that I’m participating with a bunch [25+] of kid bloggers. We’re all featuring a Top 10 list of ways the kids can learn this summer. You can find the full list of everyone’s top 10 posts at This Reading Mama. These are fun ones you want to check out!

Water experiments are a favorite of the boys. Water in general is. But learning with water is even better, right? And it’s always fun to experiment with things, because the kids don’t really even know they’re learning anything. It’s all about observing and taking part to see what happens!

Plus water experiments are fun for summer learning! You can take these outsides and really explore! And that’s what this series is all about, keeping the kids learning all summer long… while school is out!

These are my top 10 ways for kids to experiment with water, and they can learn a little in the process this summer.

Top 10 Water Experiments for Kids

Learning with water experiments for kids!

  1. Add mirrors [aluminum foil would work too!] to a tub of water and observe the reflections. From My Nearest and Dearest.
  2. One that we recently did [but I have yet to get a post up about] is an absorption experiment from Not Just Cute! It’s also in the Camp Mom: Summer Activities Pack!
  3. Learn about buoyancy and what sinks or floats. Just use items from around the house! The kids will love to see what their toys do.
  4. What dissolves? A great thing to do when you’re cleaning out your cupboards. Find out what dissolves in water!
  5. Learn about the cycle of water from solid to gas. For part of this experiment, you could take it outside on a hot day if you have the patience! But the stove makes its a much quicker experiment!

 

Top 10 Water Experiments for Kids

  1. Experiment with colors by mixing colors of ice from Plain Vanilla Mom.
  2. Along the lines of sinking or floating, take it a step further and learn about water displacement, from Kids Activities Blog.
  3. This is a video about layering liquids to make a very colorful glass! It’s a density experiment from WhizKid8881!
  4. Learn what makes an egg float in a glass of water! From Nerdy Baby.
  5. Have a study on water pollution with this experiment to see if you can undo pollution! From Along the Way.

 

 

Here is the list of the kid bloggers that are participating in the top 10 series.  Their topics are listed at This Reading Mama.

You will want to hop on over and check out their Top 10 Ways to keep kids learning while school is out!

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[FYI: These are linked to their homepage, but you’ll find them in their recent posts.]

Sunday: This Reading Mama | The Educators’ Spin on It | Kitchen Counter Chronicle | Rainbows within Reach

Monday: Train Up a Child Learn as We Go | Housing a Forest | Royal Baloo | Living Montessori Now

Tuesday: Toddler Approved | Play Trains! | 3 Dinosaurs

Wednesday: The Outlaw Mom | Teach Beside Me | Hands On as We Grow

Thursday: JDaniel 4′s Mom | All Done Monkey | Fantastic Fun & Learning | KC Edventures | Playing with Words 365

Friday: Teach Mama | The Usual Mayhem | Nature and Play | True Aim Education

Saturday: Creative World of Varya | Craftoart | My Buddies and I

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Comments

  1. says

    Thanks for including my post, Jamie! I also love the changing states of water experiment. I did it once in my first grade classroom (with the addition of some salt during the ice stage) because a child had asked why cars had all that white stuff on them in the winter time. (We use salt on the snowy roads here.) Nothing teaches like hands-on doing!

    • says

      Our water cycle experiment also included salt for the same reason. I have an inquisitive child as well. Love your absorbing experiment – we did it the other day outside. I’ll be sharing that soon.

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