As adults, it's easy to complain about the more difficult concepts of science (junior year O-Chem, anyone?) However, we should all take a moment to reflect on the fact that when you're a kid, learning about science is actually pretty epic. That's because basic science concepts are best explained through experimentation – and what little scientist doesn't like to get his or her hands dirty?
These DIY experiments extend well beyond the baking soda and vinegar volcanoes of the world. They are fun to do, easy to follow, and totally educational. In fact, you might even have more fun doing them than your child. #16 is amazing for so many reasons.
#1. Make raisins "dance" in a glass by adding carbonated water or clear soda in a glass.
#2. Teach a lesson on density by using corn syrup, food coloring, and vegetable oil to create a liquid rainbow in a jar.
#3. Follow this tutorial on how to make "fireworks" in a jar.
#4. Turn old apples, baking soda, and vinegar into little volcanos with this DIY science project.
#5. Soak an egg in vitamin-infused water, then watch it glow under a black light.