Kids Science Experiments
Welcome to Raising Sparks ‘Science for kids’. We are continually updating these pages and adding new and fun kids science experiments for parents and kids to carry out in the home. We try very hard to ensure that all the equipment needed for our experiments are readily accessible in the home, so don’t waste another second, start browsing through our science experiments for kids and raise a few sparks!
Raising Sparks’ Top Cool Science Experiments For Kids
Don’t forget to check out all of our super fun science experiments for kids!
It is important to us to do more than simply reduce science to a series of random ‘magic tricks’. Magic tricks are merely amusing, but science is awesome! We really want children (and parents) to think and behave like scientists. Here at Raising Sparks we like more than anything to hear the question ‘why?’ We want to encourage children to think of ways they might go about answering their own questions and testing out their own theories.
We try to put our experiments into wider contexts that children can understand and provide lots of related links for further exploration and experimentation. For parents who want to get involved in their children’s education we offer a summary of the knowledge base each experiment covers as well as an insight into the investigative skills your children will be employing.
Lab Equipment At Raising Sparks:
We find the following items of equipment are indispensable and most will get used over and over again!
A deep sided tray – we use a large pet litter tray. (It also comes in handy for lots of our craft activities!)
Clear plastic bottles of all shapes and sizes – raid the recycling and have a collection to hand.
Food dye – two to three colours is quite enough.
Store cupboard ingredients – salt, sugar, bicarbonate of soda among others.
- Paper clips – avoid those with plastic coatings.
- A flashlight
- Post-it Notes
Experiments should be supervised by adults at all times.