17 Cool Science Experiments For Kids (Do Try This At Home!)

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Last updated: August 22nd 2016

Getting kids excited to learn about science can be a real chore, but these experiments make it easy! Here are 17 cool science experiments for kids with detailed instructions on how to do them and the scientific principles behind them. Each experiment uses common household objects and are a breeze to implement (and clean up after!) Children will have so much fun they will hardly notice how much they are learning.

So what are you waiting for?!

Science Experiments

Volcano Experiment

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Elephant Toothpaste

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Cloud In a Jar

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Colored Leaves

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Dancing Oobleck

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Hoop Glider

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Film Canister Rocket

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Invisible Licorice

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Potato Clock

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Lava Lamp

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Fizz Inflator

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Exploding Lunch Bag

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Make an Electromagnet

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Balloon Rocket

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Homemade Slime

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Table Top Hovercraft

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Magic Ketchup

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Hopefully these science experiments gave you some ideas for ways to entertain kids for a few hours. Now get out there and start learning some science!

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Oliver Gauss
Oliver has a degree in physics and mathematics and has completed all but his dissertation for a Ph.D. in Physics. He believes actual science should decide scientific disagreements, and that most people who use "science" to defend their emotion-based opinions have no idea what science actually is. Oliver is the editor of WeWantScience.com and has two new sites coming out soon. Stay tuned!