Easy Science Experiments

Energy

Making an Electric Circuit

You enter a dark room and reach for a switch to turn on the lights. In fact, most off the time, you don’t even think about it; you just […]

World's Simplest Motor Version 2

Electric motors are devices that turn electrical energy into motion. They are remarkable machines that come in all sizes and do all kinds of work […]

World's Simplest Motor Version 1

Electric motors are devices that turn electrical energy into motion. They are remarkable machines that come in all sizes and do all kinds of work […]

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 […]

Coin Tower

When it comes to scientific muses, Sir Isaac Newton is definitely near the top of our list. Our favorite laws to break involve physics, movement, […]

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. […]

LED Throwies

Graffiti Research Lab first introduced us to the awesome throwie idea, and we loved it. Ever since, we’ve been playing around with the idea of […]

Inseparable Books

Notebooks are a necessity in every science setting. Graphs, observations, procedures… all of science falls by the wayside without a way of recording the information. […]

CO2 Fire Extinguisher

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a gas that humans interact with every day. For instance, you exhale it from your lungs. Drive a vehicle and it’s in the engine […]

Human Circuit - Conductors and Insulators

The Energy Stick makes quite the “buzz” when you’re using it. To the untrained eye, it appears to be a plastic tube with a jumble […]

Newton's Inertia Beads

All it takes is a slight tug and the string of beads literally pulls itself out of the container and onto the floor. Most surprising, the beads […]

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 […]

Popsicle Stick Chain Reaction

Popsicle sticks are great for holding frozen treats and reading the occasional joke off of, but did you know they’re excellent for demonstrating potential and […]

The Spinning Penny

Warning: The Spinning Penny Balloon is known to be addicting! Once you try it, you’ll find out too late that it’s habit forming and totally […]

Revealing UV with Color - Changing Beads

Knowing you’ll spend some time in the sun, you carefully spread a sunscreen lotion labeled “SPF 50” on exposed skin. The next day, you look […]

Oil Spill Polymer

Imagine a simple way to clean up an oil spill: A small amount of a non-toxic powder is sprinkled onto the spreading oil. In seconds, the powder collects the oil and forms […]

Soap Soufflé

Ivory soap . . . it’s the soap that floats. But why? discover the secret behind this floating sensation by cooking the whole bar of […]

Black Light Secret Message

Highlighters have a number of uses, from helping acknowledge important text to acting as brightly-colored markers in our favorite coloring book. Around Halloween, though, we’ve […]

Pendulum Stopper (Physics Magic)

While many magicians rely on the arts of deception or slight of hand to baffle their audience, we like to use principles of science to […]

Solar Oven S'mores

So many great things are synonymous with “summertime yummies!” We can’t think of a summer treat we enjoy quite as much as a s’more: warm, […]

Volcano in a Cup (Erupting Wax)

When you hear about a volcano erupting, what do you think is going on? If you’re like us, you think of red hot chunks of […]

Blubber Glove

The animals of the Arctic and Antarctic circles spend their lives surviving subfreezing air temperatures and frigid water. Their secret is blubber, a thick layer […]

Balloon-Powered Car

When it comes to powering a race car, there are a lot of options. Some cars use gasoline, diesel fuel, rocket fuel, or other combustible […]

Drag Racing Cups

In the Drag Racing Cups experiment, you’ll construct a simple and fun racer that converts potential energy into kinetic energy.