DIY Science Experiments at Home



DIY science experiments are a fantastic way to keep your kids entertained and stimulate their minds at the same time. There is no need for fancy test tubes and flasks to show your science abilities – you can pull off some incredible science experiments with your kids using everyday items at home! Let the scientist in you out with some of these fun DIY experiments!

DIY Lava Lamp:

You will need:

• A plastic bottle

• Some water

• Baby oil

• Fizzy tablets

• Food color

Fill the bottle with some water, then fill the remaining half with baby oil. You will observe the water and oil getting separated; here, you can observe the science in action.

Pour in the food color, and here comes the showstopper! The fizzy tablets will work like a magic trick. As soon as they dropped, you will notice air bubbles rising from the fizzy tablets, and these will bring some colored water blobs with them. Turn off the light to see your Lava Lamp in action!

Rainbow in the water:

This experiment works on the principle of density to create a stunning rainbow effect in the glass. You will need:

• Sugar

• Liquid (water)

• Different glasses

• Food color

Add some sugar into any liquid, preferably water. You will need to create three to four kinds of solutions in different glasses. Add sugar to the solution to make it denser. You can showcase the rainbow effect in the glass by adding different food colors to the solutions. Let the solutions dissolve entirely, and then pour all solutions into a jar. You will see the denser solutions will sit at the bottom, which will let the lighter layers stay at the top. A glittery rainbow effect will be the outcome.

Invincible Balloon Experiment:

Sounds strange for a balloon to be invincible? We will see how a balloon defies common phenomena.

You will need:

• Inflated balloon

• Needles

• Sponge

Scatter the needles upside down on a flat surface; you can take a sponge from your kitchen to do that. Now bring the balloon near to the needles, and guess what? It won’t burst.

The balloon stays firm without bursting as the pressure of the balloon gets evenly spread over the numerous needles. So, we’d require a LOT more force to burst it.

DIY Science experiments are a fun way to get your children to learn, so go ahead and try one of these out!