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Giant Dry Ice Bubble Crystal Ball

We absolutely LOVE doing dry ice experiments for Halloween parties or just for fun. A fun and easy experiment to do is to make a giant dry ice bubble that looks exactly like a magical crystal ball. Who knows, you may be able to see the future in yours! Getting Ready *Safety Alert* Dry ice is relatively safe, but it can be dangerous if handled incorrectly. Please see our dry ice safety FAQs for more [...]

By | October 7th, 2017|Categories: Dry Ice Experiments, Halloween, Science, STEM Saturday|0 Comments

Straw Boats: Engineering Challenge for Kids

Some of our favorite activities to do on inside days are simple STEM challenges. This straw boats engineering challenge is so easy and simple, but it's also engaging and fun. On rainy days we like to construct straw boats inside and then take them outside to float in the puddles! For an added challenge it's fun to experiment to see how many pennies we can get our boats to hold before they sink. [...]

By | September 2nd, 2017|Categories: Engineering, STEM Saturday|0 Comments

Color Changing Sensory Bottle

A color changing science experiment is always exciting and engaging to do with kids. This color changing sensory bottle is extra special because it is heat sensitive. Children can gauge what the temperature is based on the color of the bottle, plus they will learn about the relationship between temperature and pressure change! Getting Ready *This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. The secret ingredient that makes this color changing sensory bottle [...]

By | August 23rd, 2017|Categories: Science, Sensory|0 Comments

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

Soda Geyser | Diet Coke and Dry Ice Experiment

By now we are all familiar with the incredible soda pop eruption that happens when Mentos candies are added to Diet Coke. Creating a soda geyser is a must-do science experiment for kids and teachers everywhere. After reading the explanation of the science behind the eruption we were curious about what would happen if we added dry ice to diet soda. As you can see below, the results did not disappoint. This is one of [...]

By | August 8th, 2017|Categories: Dry Ice Experiments, Kitchen Science, Science|0 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