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Amaze Your Kids With These Fun Science Experiments

Who said learning had to be boring? Next time you're looking for something fun to do with your kids, try out these easy science experiments that are guaranteed to impress and amaze!

These experiments are all very simple to do and only require items that you probably already have around the house. Not only are they fun, but these experiments help to introduce children of all ages to the basics of science!

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Self-Inflating Balloons

You will need:

  • Balloons
  • Empty plastic bottle
  • Funnel
  • White vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Spoon

Instructions:

Fill about 1/3 of the plastic bottle with white vinegar. Pour 2-3 spoonfuls of baking soda into the bottle with the vinegar.

Quickly put the balloon over the mouth of the bottle. It will start to inflate immediately.

Explanation:

When vinegar is mixed with baking soda it creates a chemical reaction producing carbon dioxide, which fills the balloon.

Fireproof Balloon

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You will need:

  • 2 balloons
  • candle
  • water
  • matches or lighter

Instructions:

Fill one balloon with air and hold it over a lit candle. The balloon will burst when it's put over the flame.

Fill the second balloon with some water and air. Hold the balloon over the candle. This time the balloon doesn't explode!

Explanation:

The water in the balloon absorbs the heat given off by the candle and doesn't cause the material of the balloon to burn and burst!

Leak-Proof Plastic Bag

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You will need:

  • Sharpened pencils
  • Plastic zip top bag
  • Water

Instructions:

Fill the plastic bag about half-way full with water.

Carefully pierce the plastic bag with sharpened pencils. Place a bowl underneath just in case you encounter any leaks!

Explanation:

If you fill the bag with water and piece it with pencils the water will not leak out. This is a result of the fact that when the bag is punctured, the plastic tightens around the pencils, forming a seal.


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