If you’re interested in science and would love to set up a few fun-filled science experiments to teach your children a few simple scientific concepts, S R Buzzi has ideas to discover 3 cool science experiments to experiment with.
3 Cool science experiments to try out this weekend:
Bend water with a plastic comb
How can you bend water with a simple plastic comb, you might ask? Simply begin by turning your water faucet on so that a steady but small stream of water starts to flow. Next using a dry comb, comb your hair repeatedly for a minute. Making sure to comb your hair with quick strokes.
Then place your comb next to your stream of water and you should be able to bend the water stream using the kinetic energy which you’ve created by bushing your hair with a cheap plastic comb.This science experiment will surprise children, who have never seen water bend!
Did you know that it’s entirely possible to grow crystals inside an eggshell? Better yet you should be able to grow your very own crystals within 12-15 hours. So if you have children, you may want to complete this process, before they go to sleep, so that they’ll be able to wake up and see their once plain egg transformed into a crystal egg.
To make your own crystal egg, simply blow the yolk out of an egg so that you have an empty eggshell ready. Next, you’ll want to crack your egg into two pieces, don’t worry if your pieces aren’t neat or even in size. Next, paint the insides of your eggshells with Elmer glue and allow your eggshells to try overnight.
When you wake up the next morning add 2 cups of hot water to 3/4 cups of alum and a few drops of your chosen color of egg dye, which you can then pour into each of your eggshells. After 12-15 hours you should find that your eggshell has developed a multitude of eye-catching crystals.
Color changing pennies
Are you interested in turning shiny pennies green? In order to learn about chemical reactions, you may want to try to turn pennies green. If you’re interested fold a paper towel and place it in a dish. Next, place your pennies on top of your paper towel, if in doubt use 3-5 pennies. Then pour vinegar over all of your pennies so that each penny is suitably saturated.
Over the next few days make sure to monitor your pennies periodically as they should start to turn green, before your very eyes. Each day that you check on your pennies, you should find that they become greener in color! Just as the Statue of Liberty is now green, although it was once the same color as a shiny new penny!
So if you love the sound of the three fun science experiments listed above and think your kids would get a kick out of them, it’s well worth picking an experiment to start off with this coming weekend. As you’ll blow your kids’ minds and will be able to make science fun!