3 Science Activities You Should Plan for Your Children
31st January 2022
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Science is indubitably one of the most important academic subjects. While teachers shoulder the responsibility of helping students develop a strong foundation, parents must also help their children develop a healthy interest in the subject.
In this blog, we’ll offer a closer look at three science activities you should plan for your children. These activities can be set up at home or even outdoors for an added element of fun and excitement. Continue reading!
1. It’s Oobleck Time!
Oobleck is a fascinating non-Newtonian fluid. It may appear to be a solid or liquid at times. In actuality, it isn’t any of these states of matter! The non-slimy, soft, and squishy putty looks like a liquid when it’s being poured, but it quickly adopts the properties of a solid when a force acts on it.
Collect the key ingredients: 1 cup water, 2 cups of corn starch, and a few drops of food colouring. Mix it all up and start playing with the gooey mixture! Help your children understand how easily the fluid changes viscosity when pressure is applied to it. You call this a pressure-dependent object.
2. Tornado in a Bottle
This is one of our favourite science activities! Create your own tornado in a bottle by filling a container approximately ¾ full with clean water. Squirt a few drops of dish soap into it. Don’t forget to add some food colouring or glitter to make things more exciting.
Carefully seal the container as tightly as possible and start moving it rapidly. Within a few seconds, you’ll notice that the water is gradually swirling. Stop and watch your tornado come to life! Make sure you follow the activity up with a brief lesson on the formation and history of tornados.
3. Giant Homemade Bubble
Children love bubbles, especially if they’re larger than life! This is the perfect experiment for kids of all ages. Use this DIY guide to create a massive bubble. You’ll need 2 cups of dish soap, 4 tablespoons of corn starch, 5 tablespoons of glycerine, ½ gallon of distilled water, washers, rope, eye bolts, dowels, and a drill. Follow the instructions and marvel at the sight of the enormous bubbles created! We recommend planning this activity outside.
Ready to start building your child’s interest in science? As you take the reins at home, ensure your child also receives quality academic support.