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Oil and Water Experiment for Kids

Kids in preschool and kindergarten will love doing this hands-on oil and water experiment! It is an easy science experiment to set up and clean up, it smells great, and it yields colorful results. Learn about density and the basics of chemical bonds, plus have a ton of fun! Getting Ready *This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. Setting up the oil and water experiment was very easy. We gathered the following [...]

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

Separate Salt and Pepper with Static Electricity

Doing simple science experiments is a great way to get students excited and interested in new topics. There are so many quick and easy experiments to do with static electricity, but using a plastic spoon to separate salt and pepper is one of the best. It's among our most magical and surprising kitchen science experiments yet! Getting Ready This science experiment is so simple and easy to set up. We already had all the supplies [...]

By | August 5th, 2017|Categories: Five Minute Science, Kitchen Science, Science, STEM Saturday|0 Comments

Film Canister Rocket Fireworks Painting

Create colorful art while doing an exciting science experiment! Making film canister rocket fireworks is the perfect way to add a little bit of art into a fun STEM activity. At the end of this article you will find several more patriotic science activities that are perfect for celebrating national holidays. Getting Ready *This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. We have launched film canister rockets several times. Usually [...]

By | June 3rd, 2017|Categories: Art, Five Minute Science, Science, STEM Saturday, Summer|0 Comments

Exploding Baggie Dry Ice Science Experiment

The exploding baggie science trick is always a huge crowd-pleaser. Add dry ice to this classic science experiment and it's an instant hit! The exploding baggie dry ice experiment is an easy and exciting way to teach kids about pressure and changing states of matter. It's one of many amazing dry ice experiments we love to do! Exploding Baggie Dry Ice Experiment *Safety Alert* Dry ice is relatively safe, but it can be dangerous [...]

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. Dry ice experiments are always a hit with children and adults alike! Getting Ready *Safety [...]

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