Every child is blessed with some uniqueness and talent. Parents can very clearly learn about their child’s interest from a very young age. Some children are fond of singing, some of the dancing, some like drawing and some like to use their brains in making various new things from the available stuff in their houses. They are always keen to do new experiments by testing and using various things available to them.
These children are basically science minded, love to discover and are always curious to know about new things. Parents should recognise their interests and guide them properly so that they can improve and do great work in the future.
They should always motivate the children to indulge in some kinds of science experiments at home from a very young age. Below mentioned are some of the interesting and fun experiments for kids which they can easily do at home.
Making a compass at home
Cut a circle from a paper or foam and from the middle, thread a needle and back it out again. Now, from one side of the magnet, strike the needle in one direction several times (at least 10-15 times). This is done to magnetise the needle. In a bowl full of water, put the circle and let it float. You will see that when the circle spins and stops, the pointy edge of the needle will face north.
Sensation of hair
This is a simple yet amazing experiment for the little ones. Rub a blown up balloon strongly on the child’s hair. After rubbing, place the balloon above the head of the child. You will see that his hair will stand up as the balloon is pulled away slowly from the head.
Testing out on objects that float on water
Again a super fun experiment that is to test whether an object floats or sinks in water. This experiment is also very beneficial for toddlers to make them learn about things that float and sink. You can collect several items that are easily available in the house like a spoon, coin, bottle cap, leaf, stone and many more.
Now let the child guess about the things that will float or sink and then ask them to drop the objects in a bucket full of water, one by one. After they guess the answer and have dropped the objects in the water, you can explain to them why certain objects float and sink.
Volcano made from baking soda and vinegar
For this experiment, put a tall container inside a bigger container. Now pour a mixture of baking soda and vinegar into the tall container. As this mixture is poured inside, it immediately erupts and comes out of the container like a volcano.
Telephone connected by a string
Take two plastic or paper cups and with the help of a needle, make small holes at the bottom of each cup. Now take a string and thread it through the holes and fix it by tying a knot inside the cup so that it does not come out. The string should be long enough so that two kids can hold the cups conveniently from a distance. Now one kid can speak into the cup, and the other can listen by holding the cup nearby the ear.
Lung capacity experiment
Take a bottle and fill it with water. Close the lid and put the bottle upside down in a bowl of water. Remove the lid slowly after holding the bottle upright and then ask a child to blow air with a straw with a deep breath. It forms a big air bubble because the strong air forces some water to flow into the bowl after coming out of the bottle.