3 Easy Science Experiments to Tickle the Big Brains of Your Little Ones
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Here is a list of some easy science experiments to help you get your kids started on some basic science. These are experiments that can be done at home with household items, simple tools and everyday materials that are easy to find.

These are experiments for the kids who don’t have a lot of time to spare and are looking for fun ways to entertain themselves. Some of these ideas will appeal more to older kids, while others will be suitable for toddlers and preschoolers.

3 Easy Science Experiments to Tickle the Big Brains of Your Little Ones
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Experiment #1: Flashing Light-Up Pencils

This is a very simple experiment that requires no special tools and can be done with just about any pencil. All you need is a pencil, some coloured plastic tubing, scissors and some way to flash the light from a bulb.

You can use an ordinary flashlight or even an old penlight. The end of the tube has to be open enough so that the light can shine through, but not so much that it’s too big. A fine needle will work well in this case.

Get your materials ready and show your kids how to cut off the end of the tube with a pair of scissors. They’ll need to cut it off at a point where it’s still long enough to connect with the other end of the tube by inserting it into itself.

Show them how to thread one end of the tubing through their fingers so that both ends are free from each other. Once they have the tube connected into itself, show them how to insert their finger into the opposite end and hold onto it tightly while pulling out one length of tubing until they can see light shining through from both ends.

They should now have two tubes connected together by their fingers, which they will then put together by connecting them together again. Place one of the tubes into a container with some water so that it floats and hold it up to the light.

They should see the tubing flash with light as they turn the pencil upside down. Repeat the process with the other tube and your kids will have created a simple flashing light-up pencil.

Experiment #2: Water Flow Through a Straw

One of the simplest experiments you can do with your kids is to demonstrate how water moves through a straw. You’ll need some drinking straws, some water and a clear container.

Fill the container with water and put it on a table or counter top so that it’s accessible to your kids. Your kids will then need to fill the drinking straws with water, put them into the container and observe how they flow through the straws in a steady stream.

You can use different sized drinking straws for this experiment, and you can also try using different types of containers, like glass, plastic or ceramic containers. The trick is to have something that’s clear so that you can see the movement of water as it flows through the straws.

3 Easy Science Experiments to Tickle the Big Brains of Your Little Ones
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Experiment #3: Mentos and Diet Coke Volcano

This is a very simple experiment that requires no special tools and can be done with just about any bottle. All you need is a Mentos candy and a Diet Coke bottle. This experiment works best with Diet Coke bottles because they have the proper dimensions for this experiment.

Take the Mentos candy and place it in the diet coke bottle. You will see that the coke will begin to foam up. When the Mentos is dissolved in the coke, it will become an aerosol, and you’ll see a very large cloud of bubbles form in the bottle.

Get your equipment ready and show your kids how to put Mentos into a Diet Coke bottle. They’ll need to push down on the Mentos so that it is well covered by coke and then push down on it again so that it stays inside.

This should cause a lot of foam to appear in the bottle, and it will get bigger as they continue pushing down on the candy until it has completely dissolved.

When they have finished mixing everything together, they can then take out their experiment and look at what happened inside. They’ll be able to see a large cloud of bubbles forming when the coke is mixed with Mentos candy.

Science experiments could be the perfect way to spend your time with your children. Find more tips and related articles on MindfulParent blog!