Surprise Egg Sink or Float Experiment

Sink or float is one of the most popular classic science experiments for kids. It’s so easy to set up, and a great way to introduce them to basic experiments at home. This fun twist on the classic experiment uses surprise eggs to add another element of fun to the activity.

This sink or float surprise egg STEM activity was part of our #NickJrBlaze Twitter party. We’ve been trying out the new range of Blaze and the Monster Machines toys from Fisher Price, click the link to find out more about them.

Surprise egg sink or float experiment

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Fizzy Volcano with Playdough

We’ve been joining in with the 12 months of sensory dough series, and sharing a new type of dough each month. This month it’s fizzy dough, and we have cheated a little bit because our activity is not a fizzy dough but it is a really cool classic fizzy experiment that you can do using any type of playdough (shop bought or one of your favourite playdough recipes). If you haven’t tried this experiment before, give it a go!

Fizzy volcano activity with playdough. Explore the reaction between baking soda and vinegar to make an eruption with this fun fizzy dough activity

 

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Dragon Boat Regatta Inspired Sink or Float Experiment

Today I’m welcoming Erin of Bambini Travel to share with us her Dragon Boat Regatta Inspired Sink or Float Experiment

Dragon Boat Regatta Inspired Sink or Float Experiment

Our activities and learning are often inspired by things we see in the world. We found a hermit crab at the beach and learned about hermit crabs. We recently went to the Dragon Boat Regatta in the Jackson, Mississippi area and our twins were fascinated. They watched the boats raced and noticed the numbers on the boats.

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Kano: Computing for Kids

Kano is a kit computer that kids can put together themselves, and programme themselves too. It’s the end product of a challenge by 7-year-old Micah Klein – the cousin of Kano co-founder Alex Klein – to make a computer he could build himself “as simple and fun as Lego.”

Kano does this by taking the Raspberry Pi single-board computer – itself made to promote the teaching of computer science in schools – and adds instructions, key accessories and software, enabling you to set it up and programme it yourself without a teacher!

Developing computing and coding skills for kids, using Kano a really accessible raspberry pi kit for all ages

 

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Electric Play Dough

Making electric play dough is a really fun and easy science experiment to try out at home with your kids.  They can learn about circuits and electric currents, tinker with the materials and experiment whilst getting creative with their playdough.

Simple electricity conducting playdough recipe. Make squishy circuits and experiment with electricity for a fun science experiment!

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10 Awesome and Easy Science Experiments for Preschoolers

Science experiments for kids are a great way to add some variety into your play and to introduce lots of concepts and topics in a fun and playful way.

Kids are naturally curious people and if you give them the opportunity to explore the world they will. Science experiments for kids are a great way to encourage creativity and curiosity in your children. They’re perfect for playtime as well as teaching your kids some of the basics of science, like how water boils or why we need oxygen.

Science is the way of answering so many of the burning questions that curious children have about how our world works. 

Today I’m featuring 10 awesome science experiments for kids from Preschool Powol Packets. This is just a small selection of the ideas on their site, and what I love about these experiments is that they are easy and approachable, science experiments that you can realistically try at home with your preschooler.

Whether or not Science was your best subject at school, these activities are very do-able and not intimidating, and they are so much fun!

 

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