Month: December 2018

Experiments

Easy Science Experiments For Kids: Make simple slime

Here follow my instructions to make a simple slime experiment. I have cheated a little, by buying a make-your-own-slime-kit in the store. That is not a must though, it is quite easy to make your own slime with stuff you will likely find in your home, like hobby glue (Elmer’s glue), shaving foam and lens […]

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Educational toys for kids? Should you buy them to your children or not?

In this article, I will explain what an educational toy is, what it is not and what they are intended for. I want to highlight the myths about educational toys. Just because they are marketed as educational doesn’t necessary mean that they are just that. In reality, there are big companies behind that are rather […]

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Easy Science Experiments For Kids: Grow the candy

Here follow my instructions for growing the candy experiment. Have your kids ever asked – can I get some more candy? 😉 If you are a parent, I think you likely have come across this question. How about making the candy you have bigger? Remember to start the experiment with a hypothesis, what do you […]

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Easy Science Experiments For Kids: Make your own lava lamp

Here follow my instructions to make your own lava lamp experiment. This experiment will not take long and you only need things you likely already have in your kitchen. Lava lamps are fascinating, aren’t they? I love to see the bubbles rise up through the glass. Remember to start the experiment with a hypothesis, what […]

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Easy Science Experiments For Kids: Turn off a candle light with “air”

Here follow my instructions for the turn off a candle with air experiment. This is a really cool trick where it seems like you turn off the candlelight with an empty jug. But is that really the case? Remember to start the experiment with a hypothesis, what do you think will happen? Instructions for parents: […]

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Easy Science Experiments For Kids: Magic trick with water

Here follow my instructions for the magic trick with water and superabsorbent experiment. The superabsorbent is a chemical commonly used in diapers. In this experiment, you can see the chemical in action. Remember to start the experiment with a hypothesis, what do you think will happen? Instructions for parents: Read this first. Material included: A […]

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Easy Science Experiments For Kids: The flying tea bag

Here follow my instructions for the flying tea bag experiment. Did you know that there was another use for tea bags than just making tea? 😉 I wonder who was curious enough to try this in the first place. It is a cool experiment and it involves both a chemical reaction and a physical phenomenon. […]

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Easy Science Experiments For Kids: Cola vs Cola Zero

In this experiment, we will explore the difference between a can of Cola and a can of Cola Zero in water. This one will not take long to perform, but it is really fascinating. This is an experiment about density – what floats and what doesn’t? And why is it so? Remember to start the […]

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Easy Science Experiments For Kids: Sky lantern

Here follow my instructions for the sky lantern experiment. This is an experiment that will have the best effect when its dark in the evening, when the weather is good (no rain) and the wind is basically still. Make sure to have a long enough distance to the closest building. Adult supervision is a must! […]

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Easy Science Experiments For Kids: A cloud in the bottle

Here follow my instructions for the cloud in the bottle experiment. This one me and my kids tried several times before we understood that we had succeeded. First, we thought that we were too fast to drop down the matches, and did not get enough smoke into the bottle. But that was not the case, […]

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Easy Science Experiments For Kids: A Cola Fountain

Here follow my instructions for the cola fountain experiment. A bottle of cola is full of carbonic acid in bubbles which tickle in the nose when you drink the soda. Do you know what would happen if all bubbles burst at the same time? Remember to start the experiment with a hypothesis, what do you […]

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Easy Science Experiment For Kids: Send secret messages

In this experiment, we will make our own invisible ink that no one can read if you don’t know the secret trick! Let your kids write a secret message, their Christmas present wish list, or just let them draw something on a paper. Make sure that they use enough lemon on their message, otherwise, it […]

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Science Experiments Kits For Kids: Grow Your Own Crystals

Here follow my instructions for the Grow Your Own Crystals experiment. This time I have bought an experiment kit that already is prepared with all chemicals needed. I feel it is a little bit like cheating, but I will let it go for this time. It is an amazing experiment. If you search the web, […]

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Easy Science Experiment For Kids: What is thermoplastic?

Here follow my instructions for the thermoplastic experiment. With a little creativity and diligence, you can make your own figures and give nice Christmas presents for the family. Thermoplastics may be reshaped by heating, so if you are not happy with what you just created, just heat up the thermoplastic again and start all over […]

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Easy Science Experiment For Kids: Match rocket

Here follow my instructions for the match rocket experiment. Explore how use matches in a whole new way! Keep in mind that this may be dangerous so an adult must be involved to supervise. The preparations can be done indoors but don’t launch the rockets indoors! Go outdoors and have a bucket of water or […]

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Easy Science Experiment For Kids: Peel Off an Egg

Here follow my instructions for the Peel off an Egg experiment. In this experiment, you will get to peel off a raw egg without cracking it. You will have to be patient since this experiment will take approx. 2-4 days to finish. But don’t worry, you don’t need to watch it all the time. Remember […]

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Easy science experiment for kids: Fish Ice Cubes

Here follow my instructions for the Fish Ice Cubes experiment. Start by thinking about how you can lift an ice cube, just by using a piece of cotton thread. The thing that takes time on this one is the waiting time after you have poured salt on the ice cube. Otherwise, it is a really […]

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Easy science experiment for kids: Image transfer techniques

Here follow my instructions for the candle and cold offset printed image experiment, which you can easily do together with your kids. Most newspapers and comic magazines are printed with a cold offset technique. There are tons of videos on Youtube about how to make a DIY candle image transfer, which you could check out […]

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Easy science experiment for kids: Cool magic trick with styrofoam

Here follow my instructions for the magical disappearing styrofoam experiment. This experiment does only take a couple of minutes, but it is truly fascinating. Remember to start the experiment with a hypothesis, what do you think will happen? Instructions for parents: Read this first. Material included: Small pieces of styrofoam Acetone Additional things you will […]

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Easy science experiment for kids: Water surface tension

Here follow my instructions for the water surface tension experiment. We will use water and cinnamon, since it is a really a special spice. It is very dry, as you notice if you would try to swallow it with a teaspoon. And no, don’t try that yourself, you can search for YouTube after the “cinnamon challenge”. […]

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