Easy Science Experiments

Chemistry

Flame Test - Colorful Elements

Blue, orange, and yellow flames are pretty common. What about green or purple flames? When you’re used to the everyday colors of flames, colorful changes […]

Shrinkies - Shrinking Recycled Plastic Artwork

Shrinkies are a fun and creative way to repurpose plastic that might otherwise end up in a landfill. You can create awesome keepsakes using most […]

Fire Bubbles - The Methane Mamba

When is the last time you made bubbles catch on fire? Probably never . . . but then again, this is the teachers-only section of […]

Homemade Root Beer

Like most sodas, root beer is a combination of really good water, sugar, some flavorings, a little color, and a bit of carbonation using carbon dioxide […]

Film Canister Launcher

What happens when you have a build-up of gas? Wait! Don’t answer that question! The gas used here is carbon dioxide (CO2), it comes from Alka-Seltzer, […]

Secret Message with Lemon Juice

Lemon juice can spark up a salad, add zing to some grilled fish, and keep your avocados and bananas from turning brown. Strangely, however, it […]

Magic Traveling Flame

You may think it’s impossible or that we have completely lost it, but we are going to show you a simple trick that will surprise […]

Color Changing Liquids with Cabbage Juice and Dry Ice

If a science activity bubbles furiously, belches clouds of water vapor while changing colors, and does it safely all at the same time, then you’ve […]

Spooky Halloween Drink

The next time you have a craving for a sparkling, homemade, carbonated beverage, make your own simply by drawing upon what you already know about dry […]

Elephant's Toothpaste - Foaming Hydrogen Peroxide

It’s the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide that produces the erupting foam that chemistry teachers love! GOOD NEWS! This post contains a recipe for a kid-friendly […]

Vanishing Peanuts

They seem to magically “disappear.” In fact, the Styrofoam reacts with the solvent to reveal the fact that Styrofoam is made up of long strands […]

Homemade Hand Warmer

If you’ve been outdoors when it’s really cold, there’s a good chance you’ve either used these yourself or wished you had. You can experience a […]

Sugar Crystal Ornaments

Sugar is delicious, sweet and… perfect for creating colorful, beautiful ornaments? This holiday season, grab a bag of granulated sugar and mix yourself a supersaturated […]

Bubble Inside a Bubble

There’s something amazing about a bubble. True, it’s just a little puff of air trapped inside a thin film of soap and water but its […]

Stained Glass Sugar

Sugar has many uses but maybe you didn’t know it can be used to make “glass” – even stained glass. You combine the science of […]

Brown Sugar Homemade Ice Cream

Food always tastes better when it’s homemade, and the same is true for ice cream. We went out and got some brown sugar from Imperial […]

Sugar Cube Magic

You tease a friend with a secret: you have some Imperial Sugar cubes or Dixie Crystals sugar cubes, you think they’re magical, and you need your friend’s help to […]

Sugar Rainbow

Understanding density has never been easier or more colorful! The Sugar Rainbow is a creative and engaging way to see how liquids of different densities […]

Dry Ice Smoke Ring Launcher

Inspired by Steve Spangler’s original trash can smoke ring launcher, this mini version uses easy to find materials to make your vortex vapor ring launcher. […]

Magnetic Slime

There’s a good chance you’ve (1) already worked with magnets and (2) made slime many times. It’s a good bet you haven’t done it at the same time, […]

Heat Sensitive Worms

There’s nothing better than having a bowl full of worms without the hassle of digging them out of the ground… and all by using fascinating […]

Vampire Slime - Eerie Green and Blood Red

When you mix Vampire Slime Goo and Cross-Linker, it appears to be normal green slime, but hold the oozing blob up to a source of […]

Better Than Glue Slime - It's Shaker Slime

Making slime is super easy if you know the secret recipe. Too much or too little of either solution and you’ll get something that looks […]

Ice Tray Battery

You probably know that voltaic batteries come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, from tiny button batteries to car batteries to huge industrial heavy-weights. […]