The groundhog says 6 more weeks of winter regardless of seeing his shadow or not, so let’s make the most of it and brighten everything up with rainbows. A selection of fun and simple to set up rainbow science experiments is exactly what you need to chase the winter blues away. Though any time of the year is perfect for exploring rainbows!
RAINBOW SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS FOR YEAR ROUND STEM
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Over the past year we have explored both rainbow science experiments and rainbow themed science experiments. The difference? We have studied how real rainbows form and how light science plays a role in creating rainbows.
CHECK OUT HOW WE USED DIFFERENT LIGHT SOURCES AND SURFACES TO MAKE RAINBOWS
NOW CHECK OUT SOME AWESOME, THEMED RAINBOW SCIENCE IDEAS!
Grow crystals using a classic crystal growing recipe with borax and pipe cleaners. This rainbow science activity really grows awesome crystals that are both sturdy and beautiful to look at. Create a science craft with our pipe cleaner rainbow you design!
A classic reaction for simple chemistry and a mix of colors to create an erupting rainbow!
Explore symmetry and design with a rainbow LEGO building challenge.
Super easy kitchen science using sugar, water, and food coloring. Explore the density of liquids to create a rainbow.
Learn how to make the easiest slime ever and create a rainbow of colors!
A leprechaun’s dream with a cool chemical reaction in mini black cauldrons!
Explore water beads for an unusual science and sensory play activity. Make a rainbow and explore light too.
A classic science experiment and an alternative way to blow up a balloon! Will it work?
Oobleck is an awesome science activity for exploring Non-newtonian fluids. Do you know what a Non-newtonian fluid is or how it works? Learn more through this hands-on activity that uses basic kitchen ingredients.
Glitter bottles make awesome science and sensory discovery bottles. More fun than a ton of science, but we also explore the colors on a mirrored surface.