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Dry Ice Film Canister Rocket

Making a film canister rocket is a thrilling science experiment to teach children about pressure, states of matter, and chemical reactions. There is nothing better than the anticipation of waiting for a film canister rocket to take off at any moment! This time we launched our film canister rockets using dry ice, which added an extra element of excitement. Anything to get the kids excited about science, right?! Getting Ready *Safety Alert* Dry ice [...]

By | May 6th, 2017|Categories: Dry Ice Experiments, Five Minute Science, Science, STEM Saturday|0 Comments

Surface Tension | Drops of Water on a Coin + Free Printable

Defy gravity and show your students some magic by performing this drops of water on a coin science experiment. We added an extra dimension to this classic 5 minute science experiment by comparing how many drops of water fit onto each coin (penny, nickel, dime, and quarter) and tracking the data on a table to add a more mathematical and scientific element to it. Getting Ready *This post contains affiliate links. Please see our [...]

By | April 23rd, 2017|Categories: Five Minute Science, Science, STEM Saturday|9 Comments

Salt Shaker Volcano | Exciting Kitchen Science for Kids

Making a volcano out of salt dough and then using baking soda and vinegar to make it erupt is a classic kitchen science experiment practically everyone has done. But have you ever made a salt shaker volcano that erupts like a geyser? Check it out below. Make a Salt Shaker Volcano My kids were so excited when I told them my idea to make a salt shaker volcano! We headed to the kitchen to gather [...]

By | April 20th, 2017|Categories: Five Minute Science, Kitchen Science, Science|0 Comments

Does Fruit Sink or Float? Kitchen Science for Kids

One day during snack time my preschooler asked, "Does fruit sink or float?" That afternoon, snack time turned into a fun and easy kitchen science experiment that yielded a few surprises for all of us! Getting Ready There were only a few things we needed to set up in order to do our fruit sink or float experiment. First, we filled a large bowl with water. We used a clear bowl so [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Five Minute Science, Kitchen Science, Science|0 Comments

Skittles Rainbow | STEM for St Patrick’s Day

Making a Skittles rainbow is a bright and colorful project that will thrill the kids and engage their creativity. Perfect for St. Patrick's Day, springtime, or anytime you need a quick and easy kitchen science experiment. Scroll to the end of this post to see several more STEM activities for St. Patrick's Day! Make a Skittles Rainbow Science doesn't get any easier than this! We gathered three simple kitchen supplies and we [...]

By | February 4th, 2017|Categories: Five Minute Science, Kitchen Science, Science, St Patrick's Day, STEM Saturday|0 Comments

How Arctic Animals Stay Warm

Learning about how arctic animals stay warm in temperatures well below freezing is fascinating. This hands-on winter science experiment gives kids a very corporeal understanding of how animals like polar bears, penguins, seals, whales, and walruses have adapted to live in some of the harshest conditions on the planet. This winter we curled up on the couch and learned all about the people and animals that live at the poles. Thinking about how Arctic [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|Categories: Five Minute Science, Science, Winter|2 Comments