Classic Science Experiments You Can do at Home

It’s not unusual to find your little thinker at the kitchen table testing out her theories and devising new experiments with whatever supplies are on-hand. Armed with these 15 classic at home science experiments, your kiddo will be well on her way to becoming a real mad scientist. Click through the gallery for the fun experiments that demonstrate everything from exothermic reactions to just plain old “fun” science. We’ve even ranked the messiness factor from one to five sponges just so you know what to expect.

Baking Soda and Vinegar Volcano
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Baking Soda and Vinegar Volcano

The Quick How-To: One of the quintessential kids’ science experiments, this project takes us back to the days when we’d build entire villages in the sandbox before unleashing an eruption of Pompeii-level proportions. With a simple mix of baking soda, vinegar, and a little red food coloring for effect, your kiddo can recreate one of nature’s most powerful phenomenon right at home. Click here for complete instructions.

Messiness Factor: Four sponges

photo credit: jimmiehomeschoolmom via creativecommons flickr

  1. Baking Soda and Vinegar Volcano
  2. Grow an Avocado Tree
  3. Homemade Slim
  4. Elephant Toothpaste
  5. Dancing Oobleck
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Have you checked out our other really cool DIY projects? Or maybe we missed a classic favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

– Scott Wardell

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