A collection of fast science experiments for busy parents and kids! These simple and fast science experiments are easy to set up, execute, and clean up.
You want to do a fun science experiment with your child, but your child has the attention span of a goldfish. Plus, you are so busy, who is up for the set up and clean up anyway? I’ve got an easy solution for you.
Sometimes we like to spend an entire afternoon, or even days, doing a science experiment. However, sometimes it’s nice to do fast science experiments, too! I have pulled together this collection of simple and fast science experiments for young children, busy parents, and active kids to enjoy from our STEM Saturday contributors. All of these experiments can be done in about five minutes or less, though chances are once the kiddos get into it they will want to spend much more time exploring!
Fast Science Experiments Kids Love
Mad Scientist Color Creation Experiment from Miniature Masterminds
Magnet Lab | Science Sink from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tail
Engineering with Straws and Playdough from Fireflies and Mud Pies
Magic Milk from The Science Kiddo
Rainbow Rocket Science from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tail
Rainbow Paper from The Science Kiddo
Explore Clouds and Rain for Fine Motor Practice from Mom Inspired Life
Magnet Powered Car from The Science Kiddo
Lava Lamp + Density Demo from The Science Kiddo
Engineer This: Design and Build a Roller Coaster from Planet Smarty Pants
Science for Kids: Learning Physics with Cars and Ramps from Where Imagination Grows
The Science of Sound Waves from Edventures with Kids
Wind and Kite Preschool Activities from My Bright Firefly