4 cool ways to show kids that science is fun
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4 cool ways to show kids that science is fun in your kitchen
No matter who you are, once you didn’t know anything about this world.
All you had is a ton of questions and someone out there (your parents, or your school teachers) showed you how things really are.
Of course, your child won’t be able to solve formulas right away, but the key here is to show that science and learning can, in fact, be fun and even entertaining.
With that kind of perception your kid will enjoy studying more and maybe one day will do the same trick to you. All the following activities are good for ages 3 and up.

1. Tornado in a Jar
You’ll need:
- Mason Jar
- 3 cups of tap water
- 1 teaspoon of dish soap
- 1 teaspoon vinegar

Fill the mason jar with water, and leave about an inch space at the top. Pour in the dish soap and vinegar and reliably seal the lid. Hold one hand on top and one below, swirl the jar about 5 seconds and then set it down the table to watch the tornado do its thing. Very simple and easy.
(to make it more fun try adding Lego Figurines inside)

2. How Clouds make rain
You’ll need:
- A jar
- Shaving foam cream
- Water
- Food Coloring

Fill the jar almost to the top with water. Cover the top with a “cloud” of shaving cream.
Let your child drop food coloring into the cloud until the color starts “raining” into the water below. Explain that this is how rain works too. The water collects in the cloud until there is too much, and then it leaks through, forming rain.
3. Density Rainbow.
You’ll need:
- Pack of Skittles candies(or any other colored candies)
- 5 small glasses
- A glass of hot water
- A tablespoon
- A pipette or syringe

Get 5 different glasses and put candies of a different color in separate glasses. It’s important to choose different numbers of candies added to a glass.(2 yellow, 4 red, 6 blue, 8 orange e.t.c) Add hot water to dissolve candies and for it to cool off. Start with the color you’ve put most number of candies in and in decreasing order add the next color carefully. Use pipette, and slowly dribble the colored water on the side of the glass.
Even if you do it slow and with a pipette, you could still see the less dense layer move down into the lower layer and then rise back up again.
4. Walking water
You’ll need:
At least 3 empty glasses
Food Coloring
Paper Towels (these are surprisingly the most intricate of all)

Choose two colors you want to mix. Fill a jar for each color and add food coloring. Take an empty glass and put in between colored jars.
Cut a paper towel in half and then fold it into quarters lengthwise. Stick one end of the paper towel into colored water and one end into the empty jar.
Thanks to capillary action the water moves (sometimes very slowly, in that case, try different paper towels) up the paper towels into the empty jar. Middle jar fills up with water until water levels are equal on jars.
This one is a bit tricky experiment, and I strongly suggest testing it all out before having an audience waiting for “magic” and not having it.

You can find all the required bottles, jars and pipettes on Glass Bottle Outlet for a ridiculous price.