Kids Experiments

Langues

40 Experiments
How A-Mazing are you? Program your robot to pick up and dispose of some toxic waste using as few simple commands as possible.
Contribution: Dakota Science Center
How many coins can you float? Experiment with aluminum foil in a boat and a ball.
Do you have animal attraction? You can right in your own back yard with some craft supplies, your imagination and a little help from Mother Nature.
Contribution: Chicago Botanic Garden
Does yeast breathe? Find out by watching plastic bags filled with yeast, warm water and different amounts of sugar.
Build and test a model of a rainforest canopy walkway. Rainforest researchers must consider materials, transportation, and cost so they don't damage the fragile canopy environment as they study it.
Make a bridge out of a folded piece of paper and two blocks. Test your structure by stacking coins (and other things) on it. How much weight can your bridge support before it crashes?
Contribution: New York Hall of Science
Did you know you can use sound waves to see things? Submarines use sonar to 'see' where they're going in dark waters by interpreting the reflection of sound waves off things in the ocean. Ultrasound is another...
Make impact craters with marbles (or rocks) in a container of flour. Find out what you can tell about your "comets" by the craters they make.
Can you solve the crime? Find out how DNA profiling can make sense of a crime scene and help I.D. a culprit from a list of suspects. Learn the DNA Basics, investigate the Crime Scene and experiment in the Lab and become a...
Contribution: Explore @ Bristol
Will you scramble eggs? Discover how an egg at rest stays at rest with an egg, a broom, an empty toilet paper roll, a pie pan and a glass of water.
Contribution: St. Louis Science Center
Create a maze inside a shoebox with blocks of wood. Have a friend figure out where the blocks are by listening as a marble rolls inside the box. Using energy waves like sound, to determine the position of an object is called...
Amaze your friends by balancing forks on a toothpick and "fork it over" the center of gravity!
You can get it with a glass of water, some wire, conductors and a battery!
Contribution: Discovery Centre
Make a parachute! Discover gravity in action with some plastic bags, string and small stones.
Contribution: COSI Columbus
Make a hilarious honker! Fasten a piece of string through a hole in the end of a plastic cup and discover the hilarious sounds you can make. Find out how the length, tautness and wetness of the string affect sound vibrations.
Contribution: COSI Columbus
How's your aim? Find out how physics can make or break your game with a tennis racket, ball and paper targets and see if you can hit the spot!
Contribution: The Franklin Institute
Build a rocket-a blown-up balloon taped to a drinking straw threaded through some string. The rocket follows Newton's Third Law of Motion: Every action produces an equal and opposite reaction.
Contribution: www.jason.org
Show your Kool Colors! Discover the chemistry of tie-dyeing with cotton fabric, Kool-Aid and vinegar.
How easy is it to let it roll? Find out with two jar lids, some marbles, and a straw handle!
Contribution: Technopolis
Get loopy and amaze your friends! Morph circles into other shapes with the magic of geometry, paper loops, some tape and a scissors.