What does science mean to your child? Before you try to grapple with this question, have you ever been inundated with questions by your child such as Why is the sky blue? How deep is the ocean? What happens after a squirrel buries an acorn? For kids, science is a daily part of their lives. As they meander about their day inundating you with their multitude of questions about the big wide world, they are honing key skills for successful scientists!
For the jaded and deflated parents out there don’t worry! In this article, we will go through a few easy science projects for your child. These hands-off activities will empower your child to learn, have fun, and become even more curious!
Kids Science Projects
Hurdles preventing your kid from exploring science projects at home include complicated instructions, lack of materials, and boring experiments. Here are a few easy science experiments that are kid-proof:
- Plastic bag
- Small cup
- Plastic knife
Who made continents? Why is there earth and land? How are rocks made? This experiment from Little Bins for Little Hands uses starburst candies to explain the rock cycle. Your child will learn about the geological formation of planet earth, the transformation and creation of rocks over time, and the often forgotten fourth state of matter: magma.
- White flowers
- Clear jars or plastic cups
- Food coloring
- Ice VII
Recommended age: 10-16
Parental Supervision Required for the usage of Alcohol**
- Water Bottle
Further Areas of Growth
So your child nailed the science experiments, now what? There are plenty of online resources that provide easy access to science for kids.
Ivy Camps USA
- At Ivy Camps USA, we have several course offerings in our STEM pathway ranging across an abundance of science principles. Is your child interested in becoming a doctor, exploring the human body, or the laws of nature occurring in their backyards? Maybe our programs like Tour the Human Body and Backyard Biology would be a nice fit for them. Maybe the planets and solar system are more your child’s speed. Then, check out our programs To Infinity & Beyond: Exploring Outer Space or Earth's Extremes would get them pumped! What if your kid loves physics, laws of gravity, and understanding how the world holds itself together? Our programs titled Physics Building Adventures and Science of Motion and Machines might be the one for them!
- One of the best ways to help introduce science to kids is by making the process a family outing! Look into local opportunities in your area. Maybe there is an observatory nearby where you can view an eclipse, planets, or a meteor shower. What about an aquarium or science museum? Guides can introduce your kid to a whole host of cool information and answer any lingering questions. There may even be alternative interesting ways in your community to help explain science to your kid: history museums, music production centers, or art studios!