At-home science that puts the fun back in learning! One of the most fascinating things about science activities for kids has to be the ease in which you can set up so many fun science experiments, even at home!

The one thing that all of these experiments have in common is that they use everyday household supplies. How easy is that?

Science experiments at home are a super fun way to get the kiddos engaged in easy to understand science concepts. They’ll want to do them over, over, and over again!

FUN SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS FOR KIDS

SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS AT HOME

Can you do cool science experiments at home? You bet! Is it hard? Nope!

What do you need to get started? Simply get up, walk into the kitchen, and start rummaging through cupboards.  You are sure to find some or all of the supplies you will need for the easy home experiments below.

These experiments to do at home work well with multiple age groups from preschool to elementary and beyond. Our activities have also been readily used with special needs groups in high school and young adult programs! More or less adult supervision depends on your kids’ abilities!

Read on to find out our favorite science experiments you can do at home, that are totally do-able and make sense!

COOL SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS TO DO AT HOME

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BLOW UP A BALLOON 

Of course, you know you can blow up balloons with your breath! What do you exhale? Carbon dioxide! But did you know you can also blow up a balloon with two common household ingredients, vinegar, and baking soda? Set up your experiment and test the difference between a balloon blown up with your breath and one blown up with the chemical reaction. Notice any differences?

LOOK: Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiment

best science activity for classic science is blowing up a balloon with baking soda and vinegar

CATAPULT PHYSICS

Explore potential and kinetic energy with a simple to make catapult! Our Popsicle stick catapult tutorial is perfect for testing physics in the living room! Explore the weights of different objects and how far they fly. Play with the lever arm and fulcrum to test force. Run through Newton’s laws! Why not invent your own catapult? Craft sticks and rubber bands are the base for this project. A bottle cap to hold items helps too!

LOOK: Popsicle Stick Catapult

ERUPTING VOLCANO

This is a classic science project the kids will have a blast creating at home. Although it’s a multi-step project which involves homemade salt dough (old playdough will work ok too) and creating, painting, and decorating a volcano to get started, the eruptions are awesome! You’ll need a batch of salt dough (or old playdough), paint (optional), baking soda, vinegar, food coloring, and dish soap

LOOK: Volcano Experiment

GOOPY OOBLECK

Prepare to get a little messy with this science experiment! You might even want to take this one outside. All you need is cornstarch and water and food coloring (optional).

Have you ever heard of a Non-Newtonian fluid? Part solid and part liquid, oobleck is more than just water and cornstarch mixed together! It also demonstrates the properties of Non-Newtonian fluids. Pick it up like a solid and let it ooze back as a liquid. 

LOOK: Oobleck Recipe

Oobleck being shown as a liquid

GROW CRYSTALS

Growing crystals is a great way to explore saturated solutions and crystal formation with kids of all ages. If you don’t want to get into using borax powder to grow crystals (although very cool results), salt is another great option and really gets the kids involved.

Plan for the experiment to take a few days as the water has to evaporate. All you need is table salt, water. and paper!

pipe cleaners in borax solution for how to grow crystals using borax

MAGIC MILK

DIY milk fireworks! A fun way to explore chemistry and reactions with kitchen ingredients. What happens when the fat in the milk meets the dish soap? No low-fat, fat-free options here. Full fat milk is the best choice for this home science experiment. You’ll also need food coloring, dish soap. cotton swabs, and a shallow dish.

LOOK: Magic Milk Science Experiment

MELTING ICE

This science activity features three different challenges that will keep the kiddos busy for hours and use items from around the house. Explore how ice melts, try to prevent ice from melting, and more. Simple science information included!

LOOK: What makes ice melt faster?

NAKED EGG

Can you really make an egg bounce or a rubber egg? What happens to egg shell when you have an egg in vinegar? So many fun ideas to test out with a few simple supplies.  All you need is some uncooked eggs and vinegar.  

LOOK: Rubber Egg Experiment

Naked Egg How To make Rubber Egg

SLIME SCIENCE

We love making and playing with all types of cool slime.  From super fluffy slime, galaxy slime, butter slime, glow in the dark slime and more.  But did you know that slime can also be a fun science experiment! 

Explore what happens when you vary the key ingredients in one of our most popular slime recipes.  All you need is PVA glue, slime activators and baking soda for tons of slimy fun.

under the sea ocean fluffy slime for mermaid activities

WALKING WATER

Explore capillary action, the process that moves water up through the stem of a plant in order for photosynthesis to work! You can demonstrate this in several ways, including a walking water rainbow, color-changing flowers, and even with celery and lettuce leaves. All you need is food coloring, water, and something to move the water!

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BALLOON ROCKET

How far can your balloon rocket fly? For every action there’s an equal and opposite reaction. Exciting physics with straws, a balloon and two anchor points.

LOOK: Balloon Rocket Experiment

SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS TO DO AT HOME

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MORE EASY SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS TO TRY

Looking for more cool science experiment to do at home? Check out the last two in our recent series of Easy Science with Kids at Home

COLORFUL CANDY EXPERIMENTS

Fantastic candy science experiments that you can actually do with all of your favorite candy! Of course, you might have to allow for taste testing too!

SCIENCE YOU CAN EAT

Can you eat science? You bet! Kids love tasty food science experiments and adults love inexpensive and easy to set up science experiments at home!

SCIENCE IN A JAR

Simple science jar experiments you can actually do in a single Mason jar! Totally doable and fun for kids to work on science at-home!

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