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Fun Science Experiments

Get messy, get creative, try these free science experiments found from around the world!

Make convection current and learning about thunderstorms with this hands on experiment for kids!

How to Make Lightning - Two simple science experiments for kids to demonstrate how to make sparks and explain how lightning occurs. ( www.learnplayimag... )

Viscosity Now, experiment with how marbles react to fluids with a higher viscosity than water. Drop a marble in each of the following liquids: corn syrup, milk, honey, and oil. Explain that thicker liquids have a higher mass and make the marble move slower.  "Hypothesize before you perform the experiment about which liquid will move the marble faster or slower."

Temperature affects the viscosity of most liquids. This experiment focuses on the viscosity of shampoo in a bottle as it is heated and cooled.

Quickly build a steam engine. All that is needed is a copper coil, an aluminum baking ban, a tea-light candle, a binder clip and voila we had a steam engine boat toy that is fun and educational. Total time from idea to execution was two hours!

How to encourage critical thinking in science...list of questions for critical thinking

"Newton's First: with raw eggs. I did this last summer with scouts for science camp...worked all 13 times I tried it, very impressive demo." I must try this!

Grow a Lima bean plant in a CD case. Then label it with a paint pen.