Ocean in a Bottle
Time: 10-30 min Supplies Concepts Guide
Experiment Water, Oil, Bottle with lid, Plastic beads, Toothpicks, Hot glue, Thin plastic or tinfoil Density (Physics), Hydrophobic vs. Hydrophilic (Chemistry) Science Mom Guide
Lava Lamp
Time: 10-30 min Supplies Concepts Guide
Experiment Water, Oil, Bottle, Effervescent antacid tablets, Food coloring Density (Physics), Chemical Reactions (Chemistry), Hydrophobic vs. Hydrophilic (Chemistry) Science Mom Guide
Oil Lamp
Time: 10-30 min Supplies Concepts Guide
Experiment Oil, Water (optional), Food coloring (optional), Cardboard, Toilet Paper or Paper Towel Combustion (Chemistry), Density (Chemistry) Science Mom Guide
Oil Cube vs. Ice Cube
Time: 30 - 60 min Supplies Concepts Guide
Experiment Water, Oil, Ice cube tray, Freezer Density (Physics); Changes of state (Chemistry) Science Mom Guide
Frost Wedging
Time: 2 - 4 days Supplies Concepts Guide
Experiment Containers, balloons, Plaster of Paris, Water, Freezer Changes of state (Chemistry), Force (Physics), Science Mom Guide
Instant Slushy
Time: 2 - 3 hours Supplies Concepts Guide
Experiment Bottled soda, Freezer, Ice Supercooling of liquids (Physics and Chemistry), Changes of state (Chemistry) Science Mom Guide
Lift Ice with Salt
Time: 10 - 20 min Supplies Concepts Guide
Experiment Ice, Salt, Matches or Toothpicks or String Changes of state (Chemistry), Thermodynamics Science Mom Guide
Freeze Ice Cream in a Can
Time: 1 hr Supplies Concepts Guide
Experiment 2 cans of different sizes with lids, Ice, Salt, Ingredients for Ice Cream (Coconut milk, dates, cocoa powder), Duct tape Changes of state (Chemistry), Thermodynamics Science Mom Guide
Ink Chromatography
Time: 30 - 90 min Supplies Concepts Guide
Experiment Markers, Paper towels, Water Separation of compounds based on rate of movement (Chromatography), Solubility (Chemistry), Capillary Action (Chemistry) Science Mom Guide
Walking Water
Time: 1 - 4 hrs Supplies Concepts Guide
Experiment 5 cups, 4 paper towels, Water, Food Coloring Capillary Action (Chemistry), Siphons (Physics), Gravity Science Mom Guide
Straw Siphon
Time: 10 - 20 min Supplies Concepts Guide
Experiment Bendable drinking straws, Cups, Water Siphons (Physics), Momentum (Physics), Gravity Science Mom Guide
Fountain in a Bottle
Time: 30 - 90 min Supplies Concepts Guide
Experiment Plastic Bottle, Plastic Tubing, Drill or knife, Glue and Tape Siphons (Physics), Momentum (Physics), Air Pressure (Physcis), Gravity Science Mom Guide
Water Drops on Waxed Paper
Time: 10 - 30 min Supplies Concepts Guide
Experiment Water; Waxed Paper; Dropper; Food Coloring; Toothpick; Soap; Surface Tension of Water (Chemistry); Surfactants (Chemistry) Science Mom Guide
Water on a Coin
Time: 10 to 30 minutes Supplies Concepts Guide
Experiment Water; Coin; Dropper; Surface Tension of Water (Chemistry) Science Mom Guide
Pepper Scatter
Time: 10 to 30 minutes Supplies Concepts Guide
Experiment Water; Bowl or cup; Concentrated Dish Soap; Pepper Surface Tension of Water (Chemistry); Surfactants (Chemistry) Science Mom Guide
Soap Boat
Time: 10 to 30 minutes Supplies Concepts Guide
Experiment Water; Bowl or cup; Concentrated Dish Soap; Pepper Surface Tension of Water (Chemistry); Surfactants (Chemistry) Science Mom Guide
Floating Pin
Time: 10 to 30 minutes Supplies Concepts Guide
Experiment Water; Bowl or cup; Concentrated Dish Soap; Pepper Surface Tension of Water (Chemistry); Surfactants (Chemistry) Science Mom Guide
Floating Paperclip
Time: 10 to 30 minutes Supplies Concepts Guide
Experiment Water; Bowl or cup; Concentrated Dish Soap; Pepper Surface Tension of Water (Chemistry); Surfactants (Chemistry) Science Mom Guide
Gravity Defying Lid
Time: 10 - 30 min Supplies Concepts Guide
Experiment Water; Cup; Plastic lid or piece of cardboard or cardstock. Balanced forces(Physics); Pressure(Physics); Cohesion of water(Chemistry). Science Mom Guide
Magic Screen
Time: 10 - 30 min Supplies Concepts Guide
Experiment Water; Jar with metal ring or cup and rubberband; Screen or mesh cloth; Lid or cardboard. Balanced forces(Physics); Pressure(Physics); Cohesion and surface tension of water(Chemistry). Science Mom Guide
Hot and Cold Water Cups
Time: 10 min to 6 hours Supplies Concepts Guide
Experiment Water of different temperatures; Identical-sized clear cups; Food coloring; Flat lid or cardstock. Density(Physics); Thermohaline circulation(Ecology); Lake turnover(Ecology). Science Mom Guide