15 Science Projects Better Than Making Slime (Your Kids Will Agree!)

Posted by , Updated on November 5, 2018

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Slime has been a big hit with kids, but what if I told you there are science projects better than making slime? *Gasp!* It’s true! And, believe it or not, they might even learn something and have fun in the process. Trying to convince kids to be interested in science can be tough, but we can do much better than slime.

It just creates a mess and wastes valuable laundry detergent in the process. Sure, it’s easy to teach and easy to make, but that’s about it. Thankfully, there are plenty of easy science experiments you can teach your kids with things around the house, and none require detergent to do it.

Plus, I’m willing to bet these projects will be considered much cooler than slime. So, get your lab coat on, and get ready to learn about these 15 Science Projects Better Than Making Slime.


15

Tie-Dyed Milk

tie-dyed milkSource: https://www.teacherstryscience.org/kidsexperiments/tie-dyed-milk

Want to make a liquid that looks wicked cool to wow your kids? Of course, you do! What you’ll need for this project is room temperature milk, food coloring, liquid soap, and a shallow container. Fill the pan until the bottom is coated in milk, add some food coloring and dip the toothpick in the soap before dropping it in the middle of the pan. Watch the magic happen!

14

White Flowers in Colored Water

color changing flowersSource: https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/colorful-carnations/

If you want to show your students where water goes through the stem of a flower, this experiment will do just that, plus provide that extra wow effect. It’s really easy, too. Simply place some white flowers into a jar of water and add some food coloring. Eventually, the flowers will change colors.

13

Gravi-Goo

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Similar to slime, but way better, this “Gravi-goo” is a long polymer that looks like it defies gravity, hence the name. This experiment will help teach kids Newton’s law of motion and all you need is the Gravi-goo and some water.

12

Make Your Own Butter

butterSource: https://mommypoppins.com/weework-kid-recipe-how-to-make-homemade-butter

Want to teach kids how butter is made? This easy to do science project will do just that. All you need is a jar with a tight lid, heavy cream, and a clean marble.

Put the cream and marble inside, seal up the jar, and have your kids shake it for a long time. It could take up to 30 minutes. Once done, pour off the remaining buttermilk, remove the marble, and the butter should be on the bottom.

11

Insta-snow

instasnowhttps://amzn.to/2QipyYg

With this awesome product, you can have snow all year, even in Florida!

All you have to do is add water to the Insta-snow product, and it’ll turn into snow. Better yet, there’s a guide that’ll be able to explain the science behind it that you can teach your kids.



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