25 Cool Science Experiments You Can Do From Home

If you’re looking for some of the easiest, safest, and most fun science tricks that you can do at home, then we’re happy to inform you that you will be really pleased with today’s list. Science might appear boring and dull to most people, but in reality, it’s full of fascinating secrets and simple tricks that are a great way to help you enjoy chemistry and physics (definitely more than you did as a student). It’s true that you can learn a bunch of interesting scientific facts by experimenting with different materials that react in crazy ways. You’ll find a lot of experiments can be done using simple ingredients found around your house that you never thought could be utilized in these ways.

Basic materials can help you perform experiments that are simple, safe, and perfect for kids. For example, did you know that all you need to create your own mini “torpedo” is shampoo and a toothpick? Or that in order to make certain things disappear from the naked eye’s line of sight all you need is some vegetable oil, proper lighting, and glass? If you want to discover other simple but awesome experiments like these, you will have to read our 25 Cool Science Experiments You Can Do From Home. We promise you won’t regret it.

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Turn water into wine

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For this experiment, you’ll need:
– two shot glasses
– clear piece of plastic (slightly larger than the diameter of your shot glasses)
– water
– wine

Fill one shot glass with wine to the rim. Fill the other shot glass with water to the rim. Next, place the piece of clear plastic over the glass of water. Holding the piece of plastic and glass of water together, carefully flip it and place it on top of the wine glass (the piece of plastic will be in between). Slowly, slide the piece of plastic so that there is a small gap in both the water and wine glasses. Due to the different densities, wine will go up into the water glass as water goes down into the wine glass, effectively replacing each other.

24

Toothpick Torpedo

toothpicksSource: YouTube, Image: pixabay.com

For this experiment you’ll need:
– bowl of water
– shampoo
– toothpick with blunt end

Dab a little shampoo on the blunt end of a toothpick. Drop the toothpick in a bowl of water, and the toothpick will start moving in the direction the sharp end. Magic? Nope! You see, shampoo contains agents that reduce the surface tension of liquids. As the shampoo on the end of the toothpick dissolves, it reduces the water’s surface tension around it, thus releasing the water’s hold on that end of the toothpick. The water around the other end has surface tension, so it pulls the toothpick in that direction.

23

The Fireproof Balloon

BalloonSource: YouTube, Image: pixabay.com

For this experiment you’ll need:

– two balloons

– water

– candle

– matches

Inflate the first balloon and tie it shut. Place a quarter of a cup of water in the second balloon, then inflate it and tie it shut. Light a candle using the matches and hold it under the first balloon. Allow the flame to touch the balloon. What happens? The balloon pops. Now hold the second balloon (the one with water inside) over the candle. Allow the flame to touch the balloon. What happens? It doesn’t pop. Water soaks up the heat from the candle. As the water closest to the flame heats up, it rises and is replaced by cooler water. The cooler water then soaks up more heat and the process repeats itself.

22

Slow Motion Ball

slow motion ballSource: YouTube, Image: YouTube

For this experiment you’ll need:

– thick liquid, preferably honey

– heavy ball

– a sphere shaped container.

Place the heavy ball in the lower half of the sphere. Fill the lower half of the container with honey, a little more than half. Tip the bowl from side to side to watch the slow-motion movement of the ball.
Note: If you use too little or too much honey, it will affect the motion of the ball.

21

Make Slime With Glue and Borax

Tom Cruise slimedSource: YouTube, Image: YouTube

For this experiment you’ll need:

– Elmer’s glue

– Borax powder

– food coloring

– water

Are you one of those people who had way too much fun seeing Tom Cruise and Katy Perry (among many other celebrities) being “slimed” at the Kids Choice Awards? Yes? So, what if we told you that you can make your own slime with glue and Borax? All you’ve got to do is to grab a bowl and mix 1/2 cup glue with 1/2 cup water. Add some food coloring of your own choice if you want colored slime. Get another bowl and mix a teaspoon borax with one cup of water until the borax is dissolved. Add the glue mixture to the borax solution, stirring slowly until it’s the right consistency, and then get ready to make a mess of your friends with your own slime!



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