Updated: May 13, 2020
Can you ever go wrong with a science experiment? You can and that’s the beauty! As every day scientists, we make educated predictions, tests our theories and learn to explore along the way.
Conducting simple science investigations with your little ones helps them test their ideas and learn how the world around them works. With hands-on exploration, you can fill your little ones' days with a lot of fun and tons of teachable moments. Are you looking to bring STEM Camps into your home or finish the school year off strong? Learn more about our Home School Kits!
Science Experiments at Home
Ready to explore the world of science with your littles? Here are some fun experiments you can conduct with simple ingredients in your household. Read to the end to discover how you can receive two of our STEM curriculum. Click the title of each to learn more about the project.
Have you ever made an egg bounce? In this experiment, an acid/base reaction breaks down the egg's shell while its membrane remains intact. The result is a naked egg!
2 materials: • an egg • vinegar
Lemon juice is an organic substance that oxidizes and turns brown when heated. Diluting the lemon juice in water makes it hard to see when applied to a sheet of paper. No one will be aware of its presence until it is heated and the secret message is revealed.
4 materials: • lemon juice • cotton swab • printer paper • a source of heat (the sun or a lamp)
Don’t toss that juice pouch from your child’s next snack time. With just a few embellishments, your little ones can create their very own rocket launcher!
This rocket uses the power of compressed air to launch into the sky, otherwise known as pneumatics!
4 materials: • juice pouch • bendy straw • card stock • eraser head or play doh
In this experiment, we learn about cloud and rain formation! When tiny water droplets inside of clouds combine to become too heavy to hold, they fall to the ground as rain. Similarly, in this experiment, when the colored water becomes too abundant for the shaving cream to bear, we observe rainbow rain!
3 materials: • shaving cream • food coloring • pipettes or squirt bottle
Have you ever seen a lemon volcanic eruption? The citric acid in the lemon juice reacts with a base, baking soda, to create Carbon Dioxide. This gas is released in bubbles and fizzing.
3 materials: • lemon • food coloring • dish soap Click the title to view our curriculum!
Some of our younger little can’t wait to play and immediately dive in with their hands but if you can induce patience, your little with see the dish soap “running around” trying to attached themselves to the fat molecules in the milk!
3 materials: • milk • food coloring • dish soap Click the title to view our curriculum!
STEM Camps for your Home
Are you looking to finish the school year off strong or bring STEM Summer camps into your home? We have solutions!
Our Home School Kits deliver exciting STEM projects and experiments to your doorstep. Every month, you receive easy-to-follow curriculum and all of the materials needed to curate exciting days of educational fun for ages 2 - 14 years old.
In addition, our STEM Nannies arrive equipped with kits to do exciting, hands-on projects and experiments little ones. Start matching today!