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16 Best Egg Science Experiments

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We’ve compiled a list of safe, egg-cellent and egg-citing egg experiments that can be easily conducted in school or at home.

This assortment of experiments, suitable for learners across all age groups can be done with basic materials, making them perfect for classroom settings. These hands-on, educational experiments will not only enhance your knowledge of biology and chemistry but will also foster a deeper appreciation for the wonder of everyday objects.

Whether you’re a teacher looking for a fun science project or a student looking for a new experiment to try, these fun egg experiments are sure to inspire and educate!

1. Egg in A Bottle

Egg in A Bottle

The egg in a bottle experiment is a classic and simple science experiment that can help students understand the concept of air pressure.

This experiment demonstrates how changes in air pressure can cause objects to move, and it can also be used to explore other scientific concepts, such as thermodynamics and gas laws.

Learn More: Egg in a Bottle

2. Crack the Egg Underwater

The crack the egg underwater experiment is a simple and fun way to teach students about pressure and material properties.

Since the egg is submerged in water, it doesn’t break. This experiment can help students understand the concept of pressure and how it can affect materials.

3. Make an Egg Float

Make an Egg Float

This experiment can teach students about the concept of density and how it relates to buoyancy. It can also be used to discuss how different materials have different densities, which can affect their behavior in water.

Learn more: How to Make an Egg Float

4. Glowing Egg

The glowing egg experiment is a fun and unique way to teach students about chemical reactions and the properties of light. The glowing egg experiment is a fun and educational way for students to learn about science and can inspire their curiosity about the world around them.

5. Dissolving, Expanding, Bouncing Egg

Dissolving, Expanding, Bouncing Egg

The Dissolving, Expanding, Bouncing Egg experiment is a fun and educational experiment that allows students to explore how materials can change when they are exposed to different substances.

Learn more: Dissolving, Expanding, Bouncing Egg

6. Make a Rubber Egg

This experiment can teach students about chemical reactions and how they can alter the properties of materials. The rubber egg experiment is a fun and engaging way for students to learn about science and can help them develop their experimental skills and scientific understanding.

7. Silver Egg

Silver Egg

The Silver Egg experiment shows the chemical reaction between vinegar and an eggshell in an easy fun way.

This experiment is an excellent approach to teach children or students to basic chemical ideas and to stimulate scientific interest and investigation.

8. Egg Strength Experiment

Egg Strength Experiment

One of the most popular eggshell strength experiments involves testing the load-bearing capacity of eggshells by applying weight to them until they crack.

This experiment is a great way to learn about the structure of eggshells and the factors that can affect their strength

Learn more: Egg Strength Experiment

9. Egg Balancing Experiment

Try to balance an egg on its end in this easy experiment. This is an excellent way to encourage children to think creatively and try out various strategies.

10. Egg Tower

The egg tower experiment is a fun and creative activity that challenges you to design and build a tower out of eggshells.

This experiment is not only a great way to test your creativity and problem-solving skills, but it also provides an opportunity to learn about the structural properties of eggshells and how they can be used to create stable and durable structures.

11. Naked Egg

The naked egg and vinegar experiment is a unique and exciting scientific experiment that involves putting the egg in a jar and observing how it reacts to being soaked in vinegar.

12. Egg Drop

The egg drop experiment is a classic science experiment that challenges you to design and build a contraption that can protect an egg from breaking when dropped from a height.

13. Egg Geodes- Crystal Growing Science

Egg Geodes- Crystal Growing Science

The Egg Geodes – Crystal Growing Science experiment is a fun and educational experiment that allows you to create beautiful crystal “geodes” inside real eggshells.

Learn more: Egg Geodes- Crystal Growing Science

14. Eggshell Planters

The egg planters experiment is a unique and creative way to repurpose eggshells and create a mini garden. This experiment involves planting small seeds inside the eggshells and watching as they grow and develop into plants.

It’s a fun and engaging activity that provides an opportunity to learn about gardening, plant growth, and sustainability.

15. Eggshell Mosaic

The egg mosaic experiment is a fun and creative way to use eggshells to make a colorful and unique piece of art. This experiment involves breaking the eggshells into small pieces and arranging them into a mosaic pattern on a piece of paper or canvas.

16. Tooth Decay with Eggshells

This experiment will look at the effects of various beverages on our teeth. This can be done by using hard-boiled eggs, which contain calcium and other comparable chemical components.

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Egg in Vinegar Experiment – Make a Rubber Egg

Egg in Vinegar Experiment

The egg in vinegar experiment is a fun way of learning about egg structure, chemical reactions, osmosis, and the scientific method . It’s a safe and non-toxic project, so it’s perfect for young investigators. Other names for the egg in vinegar experiment are the naked egg, rubber egg, or bouncy egg. The “naked” part is easy to understand, because you’re removing the shell from the egg using chemistry. The “rubber” or “bouncy” description implies the egg bounces rather than breaks. Does it work? You be the judge!

The Chemistry of the Egg in Vinegar Experiment

Vinegar contains acetic acid (CH 3 COOH), which is a weak acid . Egg shells are calcium carbonate (CaCO 3 ). Acetic acid reacts with calcium carbonate, making calcium acetate and carbon dioxide. Here is the balanced chemical equation for the reaction:

2 CH 3 COOH(aq) + CaCO 3 (s) → Ca(C 2 H 3 O 2 ) 2 (aq) + H 2 O(l) + CO 2 (g)

The calcium acetate dissolves in water, while the carbon dioxide is a gas and forms bubbles. So, the egg shell dissolves and bubbles away, leaving a naked egg.

What You Do

All you need for this project is an egg, vinegar, and a cup:

  • Cup large enough for the egg
  • Food coloring (optional)

Use either a raw egg or hard-boiled egg. The advantage of using a raw egg is that you can see into the inside of the egg when you are done. The advantage of using a hard-boiled egg is that it bounces after pickling in the vinegar. The raw egg bounces a bit too, but if you use too much force it breaks open and makes a mess.

  • Place the egg in a cup.
  • Pour vinegar over the egg until it is just covered. It’s okay if the egg floats a bit. If you like, add a few drops of food coloring. After about 15 minutes, observe the bubbles forming around the egg. The bubbles are carbon dioxide gas. They form from the chemical reaction between the acetic acid in the vinegar and the calcium carbonate of the egg shell. You may also feel that the cup is slightly warm. The reaction is exothermic, meaning it gives off heat. The bubbles and temperature change are two signs of a chemical change .
  • Wait a day. Also note that the liquid becomes cloudy or scummy. This is the dissolving egg shell.
  • If you remove the egg after 1 day, use a spoon. Otherwise, a raw egg easily ruptures. At this point, if you remove the egg, you can easily rinse away any remaining shell. But, you get better results if you pour off the liquid and add fresh vinegar. This is especially true if you want a rubber egg or bouncy egg. Wait another day or two, giving the vinegar time to get all the way into the egg.
  • Remove the egg and rinse it off using water.

Why Rotten or Bad Eggs Float

Why Rotten Eggs Float in Water

Learn the scientific reason why bad eggs float in water, while good eggs sink.

Science Experiments to Try

Now that you have a rubber egg, what do you do with it?

  • Examine the internal structure of the egg. This only works if you started with a raw egg and not a hard-boiled one. Identify the egg membrane, yolk, egg white (albumin), and chalaza.
  • Compare the egg without its shell to a normal egg. Notice that the egg soaked in vinegar is slightly larger than the egg with its shell. Why is this? The reason is because water entered the rubber egg via osmosis . The concentration of salts, proteins, and other molecules inside the egg is greater than the concentration in the cup. The egg membrane is semipermeable. It allows the movement of water, but not larger molecules. So, the egg swells with water to try to dilute the inside of the egg so it has the same concentration and outside of the egg. Experiment : Predict what happens if you soak the rubber egg in corn syrup, salt water, or sugar water. Compare the size of this egg with a normal egg and a rubber egg. Corn syrup, salt water, or sugar water shrink the egg because the liquid is more concentrated the interior of the egg. Here, water leaves the egg via osmosis.
  • Try bouncing the egg. In addition to dissolving the egg shell, vinegar also pickles the egg. It changes the conformation of protein molecules in the egg white. Because vinegar has a low pH, it also helps preserve the egg. Experiment : Compare how well a rubber egg bounces depending on whether you started with a raw egg or hard-boiled egg.

Can You Eat the Egg?

Eating an egg after soaking it in vinegar is not a great plan. First, it won’t taste great. Second, it could make you sick. If you must eat your experiment, soak a hard-boiled egg in vinegar in the refrigerator for a few days.

Does the Egg in Vinegar Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

Mostly, the egg comes out of this project smelling like vinegar. Vinegar pickles the egg, which preserves it. But, once you remove the egg from vinegar it starts decomposing. After enough time, if you break the egg, it will stink. The odor comes from hydrogen sulfide gas, which is a product of the decomposition reactions in the egg.

Of course, if you start the project with a rotten egg, all bets are off. Rupturing the membrane releases any trapped gases. Bounce these egg with care!

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Genius Egg Experiments and STEM Projects

It may seem like the lowly egg doesn’t have much to offer, but it can be the subject of some fascinating science experiments! Kids will love exploring this breakfast staple and seeing all the fascinating ways it can be used to explore scientific principles. Check out our list of Egg Science Experiments.

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We love doing experiments that excite and inspire curiosity. One of the ways to do this is to use everyday items in spectacular and new ways.

Eggs are one of those items that are packed full of scientific surprises!

Now I am actually a very hesitant user of eggs in science experiments. Why? Because I am extremely allergic to raw eggs. I need to be so careful. And frankly I don’t quite trust that I won’t have a reaction, but with careful planning and ensuring my kids are mature enough to handle the eggs safely, we have successfully done lots of great egg experiments.

Not all of these experiments use actual eggs though, I have rounded up some really fun experiments that all have an egg theme, sometimes with no actual eggs involved! Better for my allergy risk and if you have a classroom with students with egg allergies it will give you some options and ideas.

Ready for some egg-citing science fun? Let’s go!

Egg Drop Challenge

What you will discover in this article!

There are a few ways you can do an egg drop challenge. You can engineer and build structures to help protect the egg from breaking , which is a fantastic challenge for a camp or classroom or club setting. The kids can all learn from each other’s designs to see what worked and what didn’t work. Or you can try a different route and do our Egg Drop Challenge with Oobleck . Cue the non-Newtonian Fluid fun!

Egg Drop Project Designs and Ideas

Crystal Egg Geode Science Experiment

This is one of the prettiest experiments ever! I am just obsessed with how gorgeous they turned out, and once we overcame an ingredient fail, it was actually a very easy science experiment. The results are also extremely tough, which is great for your younger elementary kids. Check out how easy it is to make these gorgeous Crystal Egg Geodes .

Crystal Growing Science Experiment

Dragon’s Egg Gummies – Polymer Science

Everyone loves a science experiment that results in a tasty treat! And that is exactly what you get with this polymer science experiment where kids learn how to make gummy candies inspired by dragon’s eggs. We also did them in the Rainbow colours, so there is a bit of a colour lesson too. Did I mention they are delicious? So good! Get the full recipe and lesson for Dragon Egg Gummies here .

Rainbow Dragon's Egg Homemade Gummies

DIY Decorate Easter Egg Bath Bombs

This is a fun activity making easy Easter Egg bath bombs at home that kids can then decorate just like regular Easter Eggs! We love making bath bombs as it is a great way to explore chemistry with kids. Plus everyone loves a fizzy bath bomb! You can also make these ahead of time and put them in some plastic eggs so the kids can decorate them on Easter, then take a nice relaxing bath with their creation.

Easter Egg Bath Bombs for Kids to Decorate

Golden Egg Bath Bombs – Harry Potter

Inspired by our love of Harry Potter and the gorgeous golden dragon eggs in the Triwizard Tournament, we made these Golden Egg Bath Bombs. Just like in the movie, you take these golden eggs into the bath to release the magic! In this case it is a fantastic, bubbly chemical reaction that gives us that bath bomb fizz. Bath bomb making is an incredible project for kids to learn chemistry and make wonderful homemade gift ideas. Learn how to make Golden Egg Bath Bombs for your Harry Potter fan.

Harry Potter Bath Bombs Recipe inspired by Goblet of Fire Golden Egg

Egg in Vinegar Experiment and Cell Study

In this project we are shelling a raw egg. It sounds incredible, and in a lot of ways it is! Using chemistry we remove the shell, leaving the raw egg still in the membrane. The result is a somewhat bouncy egg (don’t bounce too hard or SPLAT!), that allows you to see inside the egg. Using colours, we are also about to study osmosis and cell structure. This is a fascinating study for kids of all ages. Get the full Egg in Vinegar Experiment and Cell Study here .

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Monster Eyes Rubber Eggs

This fun activity is a fun, Halloween twist on the traditional Egg in Vinegar Experiment above. But this time we make them into a bowl full of Monster Eyes. They are bouncy, they are squishy, they are rubbery, and they are totally perfect for Halloween!

Halloween Egg in Vinegar Monster Eyes

How To Naturally Dye An Egg

In the spring, especially around Easter, kids love colouring their eggs. One exciting way to colour eggs is by using natural items . This can create some gorgeous colours that will wow your kids!

Homemade Easter Egg Dye

Hatching Dino Eggs – Fizzy Science

Need a crowd pleasing activity? Try hatching dino eggs! This classic chemistry experiment using a basic sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and vinegar reaction to produce spectacular results as kids of all ages will excitedly work to hatch their baby dinosaurs and set them free! Learn how to make your own fun Fizzing Dino Eggs .

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Dinosaur Egg Bath Bombs

We loved our dino eggs so much we decided to make a bath bomb version. With these bath bombs a baby dinosaur is hidden inside, and to hatch your dinosaur you need to take a bath! As your bath bomb fizzes away your baby dinosaur will finally hatch. Another great chemistry experiment for kids. Get the step by step directions on how to make your own Dinosaur Bath Bombs For kids .

Dinosaur bath bombs made with love for young paleontologists

Thermal Study with Starlite

One of the most fascinating ways to explore the thermal insulating powers of Starlite Material was to test it on eggs. We used eggs a number of different ways in this experiment which is an amazing way to see how some simple kitchen pantry items, can create a product with incredible insulating powers. A great science experiment exploring heat transfer. Check out the video to see the eggs and Starlite in action .

Grade 7 science fair project with starlite

More Easter Egg Ideas

Another fun activity that you can store in plastic eggs is to make Peeps Playdough .

Edible playdough is a fantastic sensory play product, encourage learning and exploration with all the senses. This easy DIY playdough recipe has glitter for an extra special treat. The best part is that it is all edible! Using Peeps makes it perfect for Easter, or replace with marshmallows for a year round treat.

A super easy and delicious treat is to make Eggs in a Nest . This no bake recipe is fun for all ages to make and eat!

Eggs in a nest kid made no bake treats

Want more? Why not try this Egg in a Bottle experiment from Left Brain Craft Brain?

Or swap out the potato in this salt water floating experiment for an egg . The results are the same!

Or build a chick hatching out of an egg with Lego or try these Lego egg races . So much fun!

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Floating Egg Science Experiment

Can you make an egg float in water? In this simple science experiment, we take just a few minutes to test the laws of density and discover just how easy it is to make an egg float!

Below you’ll find detailed instructions and our demonstration video as well as the scientific explanation of “why it works.” We’ve also included a more ideas to explore the concept a bit further.

Floating Egg Science Experiment

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Supplies Needed

  • 2 Tall Drinking Glass

Floating Egg Science Lab Kit – Only $5

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Use our easy Floating Egg Science Lab Kit to grab your students’ attention without the stress of planning!

It’s everything you need to  make science easy for teachers and fun for students  — using inexpensive materials you probably already have in your storage closet!

Floating Egg Science Experiment Instructions

Experiment Setup – Start with some observations about the eggs. Note that they are both raw eggs and have a similar size and weight. Then ask some questions. Do you think that the eggs will sink or float when placed in water? Do you think it’s possible to make them float? If so, how? Write down your hypothesis (prediction) and then follow the steps below.

science egg experiment

Step 1 – Fill a tall drinking glass about 3/4 full of water and carefully place the egg into the glass. What happens to the egg? That’s right, it sinks to the bottom.  

Did you know there is a way to make it float? Continue on in the experiment to find out how. 

science egg experiment

Step 2 – Fill another tall drinking glass about 3/4 full of water. 

science egg experiment

Step 3 – Add 3 Tablespoons of salt to the water and stir until it is completely combined. What do you think will happen if you place the egg into the glass with the salt water? Write down your hypothesis (prediction) and then test it to see if you were right. 

science egg experiment

Step 5 – Next carefully place the second egg into the glass with the salt water. What happens to the egg? That’s right, it floats. Take a moment to make some observations. Why do you think one egg sinks and the other egg floats?

Find out the answer in the how does this experiment work section below.

Video Tutorial

How Does the Floating Egg Science Experiment Work

Why does the egg sink in regular tap water, but float in saltwater? The answer lies in the density of water!

Density is a measure of the mass per unit volume of a substance. Simply said, how much “stuff” in a given volume. Water has a density of 1 g/mL (g/cm3). Objects will float in water if their density is less than 1 g/mL. Objects will sink in water if their density is greater than 1 g/mL.

The egg will sink in regular tap water because the density of the egg is greater than the density of water. The egg’s density is only slightly higher than water at 1.03 g/mL, but that is enough to make the egg sink.

When you add salt to the water, you are increasing the density of the water by adding more mass (or stuff) in the given volume. You don’t really change the volume of the water by adding salt. By adding enough salt, you increase the density of the water so that it is higher than the density of the egg and the egg will float!

Other Ideas to Try

Try this experiment again, but instead of using an egg use a potato slice or a carrot slice. You will have to play around with the amount of salt you add to the water because all objects have their own unique density. Add salt a tablespoon at a time and mix well until you cannot see any salt in the solution, then add your object to see if it floats or sinks. Remove your object and keep adding salt until you can get your object to float. To make it a true science experiment, create a data table to keep track of how much salt you add to the solution.

I hope you enjoyed the experiment. Here are some printable instructions.

Floating Egg Science Experiment

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  • Fill a tall drinking glass about 3/4 full of water
  • Place the egg into the glass of watch and watch it sink
  • Fill another tall drinking glass about 3/4 full of water
  • Add 3 Tablespoons of Salt and stir until combined
  • Place the egg into the glass and watch it float

Floating Egg Experiment Steps

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The egg floats because the density of the salt water changes to be greater than the egg and the density of the egg becomes less dense so then the egg floats. But when you put an egg in tapwater the density of the egg is greater than the density of the tapwater which makes the egg sink.

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Egg Science Experiments using Real Eggs

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If you love Easter science experiments and Easter STEM activities , then you won’t want to miss this list of egg science experiments using real eggs. You don’t have to wait for Easter to try these egg science projects, but they are a lot of fun during the spring!

No matter what age of children you are working with, you’ll find some fun egg science experiments using real eggs here!

No matter what age of children you are working with, you'll find some fun egg science experiments using real eggs here!

Keep reading and find out what kids can learn just with a humble egg. These make fun science fair projects with eggs!

What are Egg Science Experiments?

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An egg science experiment is an experiment that uses eggs. Pretty simple, right?

But there is more to egg science than just learning about the parts of the egg, or learning the chicken life cycle. Eggs can be tools to learn about all sorts of scientific concepts!

Use these egg experiment ideas to spark lessons on chemistry, gravity, physics, engineering, biology, density, light refraction, and a whole lot more!

There is no end to the science learning fun when you’re using an egg.

Add these egg science fair projects to your lessons during the spring, Easter, or whenever you want to try a quick science demonstration.

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And best of all, most of these egg science experiments take just minutes to complete, so they can be done in just one or two class periods.

And these ideas can become the basis for science fair projects and egg experiments for the science fair!

What you need to complete science projects with eggs:

You’ll need a few supplies for egg science activities. Here is a list to get you started:

A Nest Full of Eggs (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)

Fun Egg Science Fair Projects to Try

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Try these fun egg science experiments for kids. There are experiments for preschoolers, elementary kids, science fair projects, and egg dyeing!

There are so many fun ways to learn with real eggs.

If you want more Easter fun, don’t miss our Peeps STEM activities and Peeps science experiments. These rainbow science experiments are also tons of fun!

Fun Egg Experiments for Preschoolers

These egg science experiments are perfect for preschoolers.

Make Fizzing Easter Eggs inside of egg shells!

Learn about gravity in this fun Egg Drop Gravity demonstration.

Learn about the strength of eggshells in this project! How Strong are Eggshells?

Science Experiments with an Egg

Elementary students will have a blast with these egg experiments!

Make Rainbow Naked Eggs ! They are so colorful and fun!

You can learn about Osmosis for Kids with this egg experiment.

Transform eggs into crystals with this Egg Shell Crystals project.

Egg Science Fair Projects

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Bring the egg fun to the science fair!

Why does your egg look silver? Find out in the Silver Egg Science Experiment .

Grow Eggshell Gardens and learn about plants!

Try the classic Egg Drop STEM Challenge and keep your eggs from breaking!

Do the Floating Egg Experiment and see if eggs will sink or float!

Egg Science Experiments for Kids

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Don’t forget to explore science when dyeing Easter eggs!

Have you tried Exploding Naked Eggs ? It’s a fun way to make eggs spectacular!

You can dye the inside of eggs when making Pickled Eggs .

Try Volcano Egg Dyeing and mix chemistry and reactions with your Easter fun!

Try this fun complete science project: What is the best egg dyeing method?

If you like these egg experiments for school, check out our list of

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And you’ll also love these Peeps candy science experiments and Peeps STEAM activities.

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Glowing Bouncy Egg Experiment

What could be better than making a naked bouncing egg ?! Making a glowing one, of course!  This bouncy egg experiment teaches little scientists about egg anatomy and osmosis and takes just a few minutes to set up.  It seriously egg-citing!

And speaking of excitement, our 30 Science Experiments are kid-approved and loaded with fun!

Glowing Bouncy Egg Experiment

Getting Ready

To prep, I first gathered my supplies:

  • An egg (one for each highlighter color)
  • Clear glass
  • Highlighters

Bouncy Egg Experiment

Making a glowing bouncy egg is surprisingly simple – the hardest part is having to wait.

To start, we took the polyester cylinder out of the highlighter and squeezed it to extract as much of the ink as we could.  The easiest way was to use our fingers, so be prepared for a little mess.

Awesome science experiment for kids! Make a glowing bouncy egg.

Next, my 3 year-old, Q, very carefully added a raw egg to each of the glasses.  Then, we covered them with white vinegar.  The pink and orange solutions were very bright, but the solution with the yellow highlighter turned almost clear when the vinegar was added.

My kids will LOVE this cool science experiment! Make a glowing bouncy egg. It's so easy!

Now that the bouncy egg experiment was underway, all we had to do was wait.  We could see bubbles forming on the surface of the egg almost immediately, but we had to wait a couple of days to see the real results.

Two days later, we checked on our eggs and found that the shells had disintegrated.  He gently rubbed the shell with his fingers to reveal the membrane below.

Make a glowing bouncy egg. Awesome science for kids!

Q was really curious about the egg’s membrane and where it was located in a raw egg.  So, I cracked an egg on a plate and showed him that the membrane is normally stuck right on the inside of the shell.

I rinsed the other eggs under the sink and passed them to Q for some bouncing.  I brought out the black light to see how the highlighter affected the egg.

What a cool science experiment for kids! Make a glowing bouncy egg.

We were surprised that the pink and orange highlighters didn’t make the eggs glow.  The yellow highlighter, which we thought wouldn’t work when it turned clear, glowed a bright green.

What an awesome science experiment for kids! Make a glowing bouncy egg. It's so easy!

After squishing and squeezing each egg, Q couldn’t wait to bounce them.  He discovered really quickly that the eggs will break if thrown hard enough!

You can see the yolk is still intact and the membrane that helped the rubbery egg bounce is laying next to the yolk.  Q was pretty sad he popped all three of his eggs.  But since this bouncy egg experiment is so simple to set up, it took just a few minutes to get a new bouncy egg started again.

The Science Behind It

When you leave the egg in vinegar, the acetic acid in the vinegar breaks down the calcium carbonate shell, producing the tiny carbon dioxide gas bubbles you see.

Once the egg shell dissolves, the egg expands slightly because the membrane is semi-permeable. That means it allows some things to pass through it.  This process is called osmosis.

Some of the water with the highlighter ink passes through the membrane into the egg and causes it to swell and glow.  In the picture below, the first 3 eggs have their shell removed and the last egg is a regular raw egg.

Osmosis is the movement of a liquid, like water, across a membrane.  Membranes like to be balanced on both sides.  The vinegar solution is mostly water with only a little vinegar and ink in it, while inside the membrane is protein with a little water. So, the glowing water molecules travel from the vinegar into the egg to try to balance the concentrations. The egg expands and glows!

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Bouncy Egg Experiment

February 10, 2021 By Emma Vanstone 8 Comments

Eggs with no shells are definitely one of the things my children find most intriguing. I’ve made bouncy eggs for nursery children to look at and for secondary school children to use as part of an osmosis experiment .

This fun bouncy egg experiment is great fun for kids of all ages and fascinating for adults too!

I also have a huge collection of egg experiments you might like.

bouncy egg with no shell coloured blue with food colouring

What happens to an egg when you drop it? It smashes.

So how can you make an egg bounce?

How to make an egg bounce

Place an unboiled egg in a container of vinegar for about 24 hours. The vinegar should completely cover the egg. If you want to remove the shell faster, take it out of the vinegar every couple of hours and rinse the egg under cold water while gently rubbing away the shell.

Egg with the shell removed by vinegar in a child's hand

Once the whole shell has dissolved, you have a naked egg which should bounce. Some eggs seem to break more easily than others, so you could try experimenting with different kinds of eggs to see if a certain type or size makes a difference.

To bounce your egg, drop carefully from a low height, the egg should bounce up from the surface. Can you measure at what height it breaks? Or try bouncing on different surfaces?

egg with no shell - from Snackable Science book. the shell has been removed by soaking the egg in vinegar

How about drawing a table to demonstrate your results?

If you don’t want to break the eggs, how about shrinking an egg ?This is a fantastic way to learn about osmosis .

More Egg Experiments

Use eggs to learn about tooth decay !

Find out why an egg can seem to be unbreakable .

Make an egg shell bridge .

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Key Stage 1 Science

Investigative skills.

Ask the child to predict if an egg can bounce using past experience of the properties of the shell.

Obtain and present evidence

Did you draw a table to demonstrate how high the egg bounced?

Consider and evaluate evidence evidence

Were the results as expected?

Bouncy Egg Experiment - remove the shell from an egg with vinegar and watch it bounce! Easy science for kids! #EggExperiments #NakedEgg #Scienceforkids #ScienceExperimentsforkids

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January 30, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Oh my what fun!!! What a brilliant experiment.

Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty.

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February 07, 2013 at 11:20 pm

VERY cool! I love stretching their minds =-)

Thanks for linking up to TGIF! I hope to see you again tomorrow! Beth =-)

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April 02, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Love this! Please can you explain the science behind this? Many thanks!

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April 03, 2013 at 3:06 am

That’s really AWESOME! That’s a really great experiment to do!

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April 03, 2013 at 4:16 am

I have not ever heard of someone able to make a egg bounce. How did you get the idea and how long did it take you to do this? I have never done any type of experiment like this before so I was really interested when I saw this post about the egg bouncing.

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March 27, 2023 at 1:14 pm

Cool! I’ve always wanted to make a bouncy egg – now I have! It’s very fun to play with 🙂

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8 Eggcellent Science Experiments to Use Up Those Extra Eggs

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Let’s just all agree—eggs are pretty amazing! They are surprisingly strong and you can use them to do all sorts of STEM activities to learn about osmosis, strength, air pressure and physics. Use your bounty of Easter eggs to try out some of these science experiments with eggs!

Walk on Eggs

science egg experiment

How can you walk on eggs without breaking them? An egg’s unique shape gives it tremendous strength, despite its seeming fragility. 

Insider tip: if this science experiment has you in the mood for eggs, check out our list of the best egg-cellent egg recipes for kids . 

Make Eggs Magical

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This “look ma, no hands, wires or mirrors” trick will get them every time; an egg being sucked into a jar while your little scientist delightedly looks on is always a hit. To perform this illusory feat, you’ll need a glass jar with an opening just smaller than an egg (think: old school milk jug) and a peeled, boiled egg. When you and your little scientist have checked these items off your list, it’s time to start the show. Mom or dad should toss a lit match into the glass jar, followed by your mini lab assistant, who’ll quickly set the egg over the opening. Abracadabra! Alakazam! The match dies out; the egg gets (seemingly) inexplicably sucked into the bottle. And just like that you’ve performed another bit of parent magic without breaking a sweat.

Why it works: The match uses up the air inside the bottle. Once that happens the pressure outside the bottle is greater and pushes the egg down into the bottle.

Squeeze an Egg

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You may have seen this science experiment with eggs make its way around TikTok this past summer with people trying to crush an egg with their biceps. You'll find the science behind it described on Science-Sparks and everyone will be cringing when little hands put the big squeeze on a fragile egg. Try as you might, that baby won’t break (until you crack it into a pan to make breakfast for dinner afterward). 

Brain Boost Factor:  The egg’s shape is clearly stronger than it looks.

Disappearing Egg Shell

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Can you and the kiddos solve the mysterious case of the disappearing egg shell? Following the simple how-to at Go Science Kids , you’ll learn the step-by-step and talking points about the process along the way. Warning! Although it’s totally non-toxic, toddler aged kids will be tempted to squeeze the egg at the end so keep an eye out!

Crystal Egg Geodes

This grow-your-own experiment that lets you grow crystals inside an egg shell. Be sure to get alum powder that contains potassium, or else you won't get any crystal growth. Adding drops of food dye to the growing solution yields some super cool crystals. A perfectly formed geode takes about 12-15 hours to grow, making this a great weekend project. Get the full scoop on how to do it from Learn to Grow .

The Egg Drop Challenge

If you have fond memories of building your own egg drop contraption for high school Physics class, this is a great one to share with the kids. They'll love learning all the science behind what can protect the egg and constructing their own egg drop contraption. Get the full scoop here . 

Eggs and Osmosis

Teach kids all about how liquids pass through semi-permeable membranes in this fun science experiment with eggs from the QuadSquad . 

Make a Folding Egg

Kids will love being able to bounce this egg between their hands and fold it up into their pocket during this egg science experiment. How does it work? Steve Spangler shows you in this video . 

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Silver Egg Experiment -How to Make Egg Shine Like Silver

  • November 22, 2020
  • 10 Minute Science , 7-9 Year Olds , Chemistry , Rainy Day Science

In this experiment, you can Learn – How to convert a raw Egg into a “Silver” Egg.

How The Egg Becomes Silver

We had been to a science exhibition with both my daughters and happened to see the silver egg. My elder daughter wanted to know how to make one and it all began there.

How to do a silver egg experiment

Things required

• Candle • Lighter or matchbox with sticks • Egg • Glass • Water

Steps to follow

Heat The Egg Shell Silver Egg Experiment

  • Get a clean egg

Heat The Egg Shell Egg Experiment

  • Light the candle
  • Heat the eggshell in all direction on the candle so that it becomes black due to the burning. The black thing that covers the egg is called soot.
  • Now take water in a glass

Immerse Egg To Water

  • Immerse the egg into this water
  • Watch the color change to silver

Note – the silver egg illusion only happens inside the water – As soon as you take the egg out, the egg comes back to its black soot color.

The Science behind The silver egg experiment

Silver Egg Experiments

Candles are made up of paraffin and they are wax-like alkalines. The composition ranges from C18 to C35.

When paraffin undergoes combustion they form carbon dioxide (Co2) and water.

When an object is kept on the flame of the candle it restricts the oxygen supply and hence combustion of paraffin is not complete.

This forms the soot and it contains tar and coal along with Co2 and water. Thus soot is formed on the eggshell. When this is immersed in water it becomes silver.

It is because the soot repel the water and the air that is covering the egg will reflect with light rays to give a silver look to the eggshell. Thus creating an optical illusion to our eyes.

Silver Egg - The result of optical illusion- How light reflected by soot

This experiment involves using a candle and hence exercise caution by not letting kids to it alone.

Adults supervise kids and help them burn the egg on the candle. Do this for them and never let them do it on their own as there are chances to burn their hand too.

Silver Egg Science Experiment

Yes, the egg reacts with silver. Thus we avoid keeping the egg in a silver bowl and eat egg with silver spoon. Hydrogen sulfide in egg gives it a stinking smell. Hydrogen sulfide reacts with silver and becomes silver sulfide which makes the silver to tarnish and turn silver to grey or black.

Take a raw egg and keep it in the glass jar that contains vinegar. Make sure the egg is immersed in the vinegar completely. Close the jar and see the reaction from the glass. Bubbles will be formed as eggshell reacts with the acetic acid in vinegar. Leave it like that for a week undisturbed. Remove the egg from the jar after a week to see all the shell is removed by reacting with vinegar and you can see a spongy, transparent egg.

Egg contains water in it and hence when you put the egg in water the molecules in water will move inside the egg making the egg swell. Use food color to the water and witness the swelling of egg with changing color.

Egg in water for 24 hours will lead to osmosis. Which means water will move from the side of the membrane from higher water molecules to lower water molecules. This will make the egg become plump in 24 hours.


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72 Easy Science Experiments Using Materials You Already Have On Hand

Because science doesn’t have to be complicated.

Easy science experiments including a "naked" egg and "leakproof" bag

If there is one thing that is guaranteed to get your students excited, it’s a good science experiment! While some experiments require expensive lab equipment or dangerous chemicals, there are plenty of cool projects you can do with regular household items. We’ve rounded up a big collection of easy science experiments that anybody can try, and kids are going to love them!

Easy Chemistry Science Experiments

Easy physics science experiments, easy biology and environmental science experiments, easy engineering experiments and stem challenges.

Skittles form a circle around a plate. The colors are bleeding toward the center of the plate. (easy science experiments)

1. Taste the Rainbow

Teach your students about diffusion while creating a beautiful and tasty rainbow! Tip: Have extra Skittles on hand so your class can eat a few!

Learn more: Skittles Diffusion

Colorful rock candy on wooden sticks

2. Crystallize sweet treats

Crystal science experiments teach kids about supersaturated solutions. This one is easy to do at home, and the results are absolutely delicious!

Learn more: Candy Crystals

3. Make a volcano erupt

This classic experiment demonstrates a chemical reaction between baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and vinegar (acetic acid), which produces carbon dioxide gas, water, and sodium acetate.

Learn more: Best Volcano Experiments

4. Make elephant toothpaste

This fun project uses yeast and a hydrogen peroxide solution to create overflowing “elephant toothpaste.” Tip: Add an extra fun layer by having kids create toothpaste wrappers for plastic bottles.

Girl making an enormous bubble with string and wire

5. Blow the biggest bubbles you can

Add a few simple ingredients to dish soap solution to create the largest bubbles you’ve ever seen! Kids learn about surface tension as they engineer these bubble-blowing wands.

Learn more: Giant Soap Bubbles

Plastic bag full of water with pencils stuck through it

6. Demonstrate the “magic” leakproof bag

All you need is a zip-top plastic bag, sharp pencils, and water to blow your kids’ minds. Once they’re suitably impressed, teach them how the “trick” works by explaining the chemistry of polymers.

Learn more: Leakproof Bag

Several apple slices are shown on a clear plate. There are cards that label what they have been immersed in (including salt water, sugar water, etc.) (easy science experiments)

7. Use apple slices to learn about oxidation

Have students make predictions about what will happen to apple slices when immersed in different liquids, then put those predictions to the test. Have them record their observations.

Learn more: Apple Oxidation

8. Float a marker man

Their eyes will pop out of their heads when you “levitate” a stick figure right off the table! This experiment works due to the insolubility of dry-erase marker ink in water, combined with the lighter density of the ink.

Learn more: Floating Marker Man

Mason jars stacked with their mouths together, with one color of water on the bottom and another color on top

9. Discover density with hot and cold water

There are a lot of easy science experiments you can do with density. This one is extremely simple, involving only hot and cold water and food coloring, but the visuals make it appealing and fun.

Learn more: Layered Water

Clear cylinder layered with various liquids in different colors

10. Layer more liquids

This density demo is a little more complicated, but the effects are spectacular. Slowly layer liquids like honey, dish soap, water, and rubbing alcohol in a glass. Kids will be amazed when the liquids float one on top of the other like magic (except it is really science).

Learn more: Layered Liquids

Giant carbon snake growing out of a tin pan full of sand

11. Grow a carbon sugar snake

Easy science experiments can still have impressive results! This eye-popping chemical reaction demonstration only requires simple supplies like sugar, baking soda, and sand.

Learn more: Carbon Sugar Snake

12. Mix up some slime

Tell kids you’re going to make slime at home, and watch their eyes light up! There are a variety of ways to make slime, so try a few different recipes to find the one you like best.

Two children are shown (without faces) bouncing balls on a white table

13. Make homemade bouncy balls

These homemade bouncy balls are easy to make since all you need is glue, food coloring, borax powder, cornstarch, and warm water. You’ll want to store them inside a container like a plastic egg because they will flatten out over time.

Learn more: Make Your Own Bouncy Balls

Pink sidewalk chalk stick sitting on a paper towel

14. Create eggshell chalk

Eggshells contain calcium, the same material that makes chalk. Grind them up and mix them with flour, water, and food coloring to make your very own sidewalk chalk.

Learn more: Eggshell Chalk

Science student holding a raw egg without a shell

15. Make naked eggs

This is so cool! Use vinegar to dissolve the calcium carbonate in an eggshell to discover the membrane underneath that holds the egg together. Then, use the “naked” egg for another easy science experiment that demonstrates osmosis .

Learn more: Naked Egg Experiment

16. Turn milk into plastic

This sounds a lot more complicated than it is, but don’t be afraid to give it a try. Use simple kitchen supplies to create plastic polymers from plain old milk. Sculpt them into cool shapes when you’re done!

Student using a series of test tubes filled with pink liquid

17. Test pH using cabbage

Teach kids about acids and bases without needing pH test strips! Simply boil some red cabbage and use the resulting water to test various substances—acids turn red and bases turn green.

Learn more: Cabbage pH

Pennies in small cups of liquid labeled coca cola, vinegar + salt, apple juice, water, catsup, and vinegar. Text reads Cleaning Coins Science Experiment. Step by step procedure and explanation.

18. Clean some old coins

Use common household items to make old oxidized coins clean and shiny again in this simple chemistry experiment. Ask kids to predict (hypothesize) which will work best, then expand the learning by doing some research to explain the results.

Learn more: Cleaning Coins

Glass bottle with bowl holding three eggs, small glass with matches sitting on a box of matches, and a yellow plastic straw, against a blue background

19. Pull an egg into a bottle

This classic easy science experiment never fails to delight. Use the power of air pressure to suck a hard-boiled egg into a jar, no hands required.

Learn more: Egg in a Bottle

20. Blow up a balloon (without blowing)

Chances are good you probably did easy science experiments like this when you were in school. The baking soda and vinegar balloon experiment demonstrates the reactions between acids and bases when you fill a bottle with vinegar and a balloon with baking soda.

21 Assemble a DIY lava lamp

This 1970s trend is back—as an easy science experiment! This activity combines acid-base reactions with density for a totally groovy result.

Four colored cups containing different liquids, with an egg in each

22. Explore how sugary drinks affect teeth

The calcium content of eggshells makes them a great stand-in for teeth. Use eggs to explore how soda and juice can stain teeth and wear down the enamel. Expand your learning by trying different toothpaste-and-toothbrush combinations to see how effective they are.

Learn more: Sugar and Teeth Experiment

23. Mummify a hot dog

If your kids are fascinated by the Egyptians, they’ll love learning to mummify a hot dog! No need for canopic jars , just grab some baking soda and get started.

24. Extinguish flames with carbon dioxide

This is a fiery twist on acid-base experiments. Light a candle and talk about what fire needs in order to survive. Then, create an acid-base reaction and “pour” the carbon dioxide to extinguish the flame. The CO2 gas acts like a liquid, suffocating the fire.

I Love You written in lemon juice on a piece of white paper, with lemon half and cotton swabs

25. Send secret messages with invisible ink

Turn your kids into secret agents! Write messages with a paintbrush dipped in lemon juice, then hold the paper over a heat source and watch the invisible become visible as oxidation goes to work.

Learn more: Invisible Ink

26. Create dancing popcorn

This is a fun version of the classic baking soda and vinegar experiment, perfect for the younger crowd. The bubbly mixture causes popcorn to dance around in the water.

Students looking surprised as foamy liquid shoots up out of diet soda bottles

27. Shoot a soda geyser sky-high

You’ve always wondered if this really works, so it’s time to find out for yourself! Kids will marvel at the chemical reaction that sends diet soda shooting high in the air when Mentos are added.

Learn more: Soda Explosion

Empty tea bags burning into ashes

28. Send a teabag flying

Hot air rises, and this experiment can prove it! You’ll want to supervise kids with fire, of course. For more safety, try this one outside.

Learn more: Flying Tea Bags

Magic Milk Experiment How to Plus Free Worksheet

29. Create magic milk

This fun and easy science experiment demonstrates principles related to surface tension, molecular interactions, and fluid dynamics.

Learn more: Magic Milk Experiment

Two side-by-side shots of an upside-down glass over a candle in a bowl of water, with water pulled up into the glass in the second picture

30. Watch the water rise

Learn about Charles’s Law with this simple experiment. As the candle burns, using up oxygen and heating the air in the glass, the water rises as if by magic.

Learn more: Rising Water

Glasses filled with colored water, with paper towels running from one to the next

31. Learn about capillary action

Kids will be amazed as they watch the colored water move from glass to glass, and you’ll love the easy and inexpensive setup. Gather some water, paper towels, and food coloring to teach the scientific magic of capillary action.

Learn more: Capillary Action

A pink balloon has a face drawn on it. It is hovering over a plate with salt and pepper on it

32. Give a balloon a beard

Equally educational and fun, this experiment will teach kids about static electricity using everyday materials. Kids will undoubtedly get a kick out of creating beards on their balloon person!

Learn more: Static Electricity

DIY compass made from a needle floating in water

33. Find your way with a DIY compass

Here’s an old classic that never fails to impress. Magnetize a needle, float it on the water’s surface, and it will always point north.

Learn more: DIY Compass

34. Crush a can using air pressure

Sure, it’s easy to crush a soda can with your bare hands, but what if you could do it without touching it at all? That’s the power of air pressure!

A large piece of cardboard has a white circle in the center with a pencil standing upright in the middle of the circle. Rocks are on all four corners holding it down.

35. Tell time using the sun

While people use clocks or even phones to tell time today, there was a time when a sundial was the best means to do that. Kids will certainly get a kick out of creating their own sundials using everyday materials like cardboard and pencils.

Learn more: Make Your Own Sundial

36. Launch a balloon rocket

Grab balloons, string, straws, and tape, and launch rockets to learn about the laws of motion.

Steel wool sitting in an aluminum tray. The steel wool appears to be on fire.

37. Make sparks with steel wool

All you need is steel wool and a 9-volt battery to perform this science demo that’s bound to make their eyes light up! Kids learn about chain reactions, chemical changes, and more.

Learn more: Steel Wool Electricity

38. Levitate a Ping-Pong ball

Kids will get a kick out of this experiment, which is really all about Bernoulli’s principle. You only need plastic bottles, bendy straws, and Ping-Pong balls to make the science magic happen.

Colored water in a vortex in a plastic bottle

39. Whip up a tornado in a bottle

There are plenty of versions of this classic experiment out there, but we love this one because it sparkles! Kids learn about a vortex and what it takes to create one.

Learn more: Tornado in a Bottle

Homemade barometer using a tin can, rubber band, and ruler

40. Monitor air pressure with a DIY barometer

This simple but effective DIY science project teaches kids about air pressure and meteorology. They’ll have fun tracking and predicting the weather with their very own barometer.

Learn more: DIY Barometer

A child holds up a pice of ice to their eye as if it is a magnifying glass. (easy science experiments)

41. Peer through an ice magnifying glass

Students will certainly get a thrill out of seeing how an everyday object like a piece of ice can be used as a magnifying glass. Be sure to use purified or distilled water since tap water will have impurities in it that will cause distortion.

Learn more: Ice Magnifying Glass

Piece of twine stuck to an ice cube

42. String up some sticky ice

Can you lift an ice cube using just a piece of string? This quick experiment teaches you how. Use a little salt to melt the ice and then refreeze the ice with the string attached.

Learn more: Sticky Ice

Drawing of a hand with the thumb up and a glass of water

43. “Flip” a drawing with water

Light refraction causes some really cool effects, and there are multiple easy science experiments you can do with it. This one uses refraction to “flip” a drawing; you can also try the famous “disappearing penny” trick .

Learn more: Light Refraction With Water

44. Color some flowers

We love how simple this project is to re-create since all you’ll need are some white carnations, food coloring, glasses, and water. The end result is just so beautiful!

Square dish filled with water and glitter, showing how a drop of dish soap repels the glitter

45. Use glitter to fight germs

Everyone knows that glitter is just like germs—it gets everywhere and is so hard to get rid of! Use that to your advantage and show kids how soap fights glitter and germs.

Learn more: Glitter Germs

Plastic bag with clouds and sun drawn on it, with a small amount of blue liquid at the bottom

46. Re-create the water cycle in a bag

You can do so many easy science experiments with a simple zip-top bag. Fill one partway with water and set it on a sunny windowsill to see how the water evaporates up and eventually “rains” down.

Learn more: Water Cycle

Plastic zipper bag tied around leaves on a tree

47. Learn about plant transpiration

Your backyard is a terrific place for easy science experiments. Grab a plastic bag and rubber band to learn how plants get rid of excess water they don’t need, a process known as transpiration.

Learn more: Plant Transpiration

Students sit around a table that has a tin pan filled with blue liquid wiht a feather floating in it (easy science experiments)

48. Clean up an oil spill

Before conducting this experiment, teach your students about engineers who solve environmental problems like oil spills. Then, have your students use provided materials to clean the oil spill from their oceans.

Learn more: Oil Spill

Sixth grade student holding model lungs and diaphragm made from a plastic bottle, duct tape, and balloons

49. Construct a pair of model lungs

Kids get a better understanding of the respiratory system when they build model lungs using a plastic water bottle and some balloons. You can modify the experiment to demonstrate the effects of smoking too.

Learn more: Model Lungs

Child pouring vinegar over a large rock in a bowl

50. Experiment with limestone rocks

Kids  love to collect rocks, and there are plenty of easy science experiments you can do with them. In this one, pour vinegar over a rock to see if it bubbles. If it does, you’ve found limestone!

Learn more: Limestone Experiments

Plastic bottle converted to a homemade rain gauge

51. Turn a bottle into a rain gauge

All you need is a plastic bottle, a ruler, and a permanent marker to make your own rain gauge. Monitor your measurements and see how they stack up against meteorology reports in your area.

Learn more: DIY Rain Gauge

Pile of different colored towels pushed together to create folds like mountains

52. Build up towel mountains

This clever demonstration helps kids understand how some landforms are created. Use layers of towels to represent rock layers and boxes for continents. Then pu-u-u-sh and see what happens!

Learn more: Towel Mountains

Layers of differently colored playdough with straw holes punched throughout all the layers

53. Take a play dough core sample

Learn about the layers of the earth by building them out of Play-Doh, then take a core sample with a straw. ( Love Play-Doh? Get more learning ideas here. )

Learn more: Play Dough Core Sampling

Science student poking holes in the bottom of a paper cup in the shape of a constellation

54. Project the stars on your ceiling

Use the video lesson in the link below to learn why stars are only visible at night. Then create a DIY star projector to explore the concept hands-on.

Learn more: DIY Star Projector

Glass jar of water with shaving cream floating on top, with blue food coloring dripping through, next to a can of shaving cream

55. Make it rain

Use shaving cream and food coloring to simulate clouds and rain. This is an easy science experiment little ones will beg to do over and over.

Learn more: Shaving Cream Rain

56. Blow up your fingerprint

This is such a cool (and easy!) way to look at fingerprint patterns. Inflate a balloon a bit, use some ink to put a fingerprint on it, then blow it up big to see your fingerprint in detail.

Edible DNA model made with Twizzlers, gumdrops, and toothpicks

57. Snack on a DNA model

Twizzlers, gumdrops, and a few toothpicks are all you need to make this super-fun (and yummy!) DNA model.

Learn more: Edible DNA Model

58. Dissect a flower

Take a nature walk and find a flower or two. Then bring them home and take them apart to discover all the different parts of flowers.

DIY smartphone amplifier made from paper cups

59. Craft smartphone speakers

No Bluetooth speaker? No problem! Put together your own from paper cups and toilet paper tubes.

Learn more: Smartphone Speakers

Car made from cardboard with bottlecap wheels and powered by a blue balloon

60. Race a balloon-powered car

Kids will be amazed when they learn they can put together this awesome racer using cardboard and bottle-cap wheels. The balloon-powered “engine” is so much fun too.

Learn more: Balloon-Powered Car

Miniature Ferris Wheel built out of colorful wood craft sticks

61. Build a Ferris wheel

You’ve probably ridden on a Ferris wheel, but can you build one? Stock up on wood craft sticks and find out! Play around with different designs to see which one works best.

Learn more: Craft Stick Ferris Wheel

62. Design a phone stand

There are lots of ways to craft a DIY phone stand, which makes this a perfect creative-thinking STEM challenge.

63. Conduct an egg drop

Put all their engineering skills to the test with an egg drop! Challenge kids to build a container from stuff they find around the house that will protect an egg from a long fall (this is especially fun to do from upper-story windows).

Learn more: Egg Drop Challenge Ideas

Student building a roller coaster of drinking straws for a ping pong ball (Fourth Grade Science)

64. Engineer a drinking-straw roller coaster

STEM challenges are always a hit with kids. We love this one, which only requires basic supplies like drinking straws.

Learn more: Straw Roller Coaster

Outside Science Solar Oven Desert Chica

65. Build a solar oven

Explore the power of the sun when you build your own solar ovens and use them to cook some yummy treats. This experiment takes a little more time and effort, but the results are always impressive. The link below has complete instructions.

Learn more: Solar Oven

Mini Da Vinci bridge made of pencils and rubber bands

66. Build a Da Vinci bridge

There are plenty of bridge-building experiments out there, but this one is unique. It’s inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s 500-year-old self-supporting wooden bridge. Learn how to build it at the link, and expand your learning by exploring more about Da Vinci himself.

Learn more: Da Vinci Bridge

67. Step through an index card

This is one easy science experiment that never fails to astonish. With carefully placed scissor cuts on an index card, you can make a loop large enough to fit a (small) human body through! Kids will be wowed as they learn about surface area.

Student standing on top of a structure built from cardboard sheets and paper cups

68. Stand on a pile of paper cups

Combine physics and engineering and challenge kids to create a paper cup structure that can support their weight. This is a cool project for aspiring architects.

Learn more: Paper Cup Stack

Child standing on a stepladder dropping a toy attached to a paper parachute

69. Test out parachutes

Gather a variety of materials (try tissues, handkerchiefs, plastic bags, etc.) and see which ones make the best parachutes. You can also find out how they’re affected by windy days or find out which ones work in the rain.

Learn more: Parachute Drop

Students balancing a textbook on top of a pyramid of rolled up newspaper

70. Recycle newspapers into an engineering challenge

It’s amazing how a stack of newspapers can spark such creative engineering. Challenge kids to build a tower, support a book, or even build a chair using only newspaper and tape!

Learn more: Newspaper STEM Challenge

Plastic cup with rubber bands stretched across the opening

71. Use rubber bands to sound out acoustics

Explore the ways that sound waves are affected by what’s around them using a simple rubber band “guitar.” (Kids absolutely love playing with these!)

Learn more: Rubber Band Guitar

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72. Assemble a better umbrella

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May 31, 2024

What makes clouds rain? Why do crayons burn? Why is it easier to float in salt water? Science experiments for kids are fun, but they’re also a hands-on way to learn and discover our world’s many mysteries. Future chemistry majors, engineers, and PhDs need to start somewhere, and at-home experiments are a perfect way for kids to begin applying their natural curiosity to STEAM subjects. Ready to spark your young scientist in the making? We’ve got 60 easy science experiments for kids of all ages. In this article, we’ll cover:

  • Easy Science Experiments for Kids—Kindergarten-5th Grade Experiments
  • Easy Science Experiments for Kids—6th-8th Grade Experiments
  • Science Experiments for Kids—More Resources

60 Easy Science Experiments for Kids—Kindergarten-5th Grade Experiments

1) make a bouncy egg.

If you’ve got an egg and a couple of days, you can make a bouncy egg. Yes, you heard us right: a bouncy egg. A super simple chemistry activity that’s sure to amaze, all you need for this experiment is an uncooked egg, food coloring, and vinegar.

  • Learn more: Bouncy Egg

2) Blow Giant Bubbles

A science experiment that gets kids outdoors, a soapy concoction lets you blow bubbles so big you could stand inside them. This experiment requires a few household chemicals, sticks, and string.

  • Learn more: Giant Bubbles

3) Grow an Avocado Tree

One of the easiest science experiments for kids, all you need to start your own avocado tree is an avocado pit, a jar, some toothpicks, and water. With a little time and sunlight, your plant will sprout roots.

  • Learn more: Avocado Tree

4) Homemade Fly Trap

Put that fly swatter away! This experiment teaches kids about zoology and catches pesky home invaders at the same time. Kids test variables by making fly traps with a variety of different baits (aka honey, maple syrup, etc.) to see which best attracts the flies.

  • Learn more: Homemade Fly Trap

5) DIY Puffy Slime

An ooey gooey good time for kids, this experiment uses glue, glitter, and a few other safe chemicals to make puffy slime.

  • Learn more: Puffy Slime

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6) skittles rainbow experiment.

To teach kids about diffusion, all you need is a bag of Skittles and warm water. As the Skittles melt into the water, they’ll make a rainbow—a beautiful and tasty visual illustration of this foundational chemistry principle.

  • Learn more: Skittle Experiment

7) Make Instant Ice Cream

We all scream for ice cream experiments. If you’re craving a sweet treat, why not make it yourself? This activity uses salt to turn cream and sugar into ice cream in no time.

  • Learn more: Instant Ice Cream

8) 7 Layer Density Experiment

One of our favorite visual science experiments for kids, this activity is a simple illustration of the concept of density. All you need is a glass jar, food coloring, and liquids of various densities (honey, dish soap, water, etc.).

  • Learn more: Density Experiment

9) Make Rock Candy

With just sugar, boiling water, a couple of sticks, and some string, kids will watch candy grow before their eyes. Rock candy takes about a week to grow, so this easy experiment for kids is a great lesson in science and patience .

  • Learn more: Make Rock Candy

10) Concoct Color-Changing Invisible Ink

A science experiment disguised as a magic trick, kids can learn about basic chemistry by using invisible ink to write secret messages. This method doesn’t use heat, so is great for all ages.

  • Learn more: Invisible Ink

11) Discover What Materials Block Wi-Fi Signals

Did you know that objects can get in the way of wi-fi signals? This experiment lets kids discover the extent to which common household items like aluminum foil, baking pans, or cardboard block radio waves.

  • Learn more: Blocking Wi-Fi Signals

12) Make an Erupting Volcano

Making your own personal volcano is so much easier than you think. Dish soap, white vinegar, and baking are the secret ingredients that create this fantastic chemical reaction.

  • Learn more: Erupting Volcano

13) Mummify a Hot Dog

Have you ever wondered about the science behind mummification? This fun experiment lets you preserve a hot dog for as long as you like and watch the changes it undergoes as it desiccates. Pro tip: if you want to eat a hot dog, stick to boiling it.

  • Learn more: Mummify a Hot Dog

14) Make a Balloon-Powered Car

One of our favorite easy science experiments for kids, this engineering challenge asks you to design a car powered by air escaping from a balloon. Use household items and see how creative you can get with design!

  • Learn more: Balloon-Powered Car

15) Make a Glass Bottle Xylophone

A great way for young scientists to learn about volume and pitch, this experiment shows kids how sound changes depending on how full a bottle is. A great one-day challenge, this experiment requires just a few supplies: bottles, water, and food coloring.

  • Learn more: Glass Bottle Xylophone

16) Anti-gravity Ping Pong Experiment

One of the most mesmerizing science experiments for kids, this activity allows anyone to break the law of gravity. All you need is a bottle of water and a ping-pong ball. When you invert them, you’ll see something magical.

  • Learn more: Anti-gravity Ping Pong Experiment

17) Apple Slice Oxidation Experiment

Your kids likely already know apple slides turn brown when left out, but this experiment lets fledgling scientists discover how variables impact oxidation. To run this experiment, kids immerse apple slices in a variety of liquids you already have in your pantry.

  • Learn more: Apple Slice Oxidation

18) Make a Bubble Snake

A bubble snake maker is not your average bubble wand. An easy chemistry activity with a big payoff, this experiment lets you blow out a long snake-like strand of bubbles. For a fun group competition, see who can make the longest snake!

  • Learn more: Bubble Snake

19) Turn Milk into Plastic

It may sound implausible, but you can use regular milk from your refrigerator to make DIY plastic. This experiment uses a few simple chemistry techniques to make plastic that kids can mold into toys and figurines.

  • Learn more: Milk Plastic

20) DIY Lava Lamp

Not only is it fun to look at, this DIY lava lamp experiment teaches kids about density and molecule polarity. Although the lava lamp comes together in just a couple minutes, it’s an experiment that you can put on display and enjoy for as long as you like.

  • Learn more: Lava Lamp

21) Make Sticky Ice

Ever heard of sticky ice? It’s no trick, with just water and salt, you can lift a chunk of ice with a thin piece of string.

  • Learn more: Sticky Ice

22) Build a Popsicle Stick Catapult

With just popsicle sticks and a few other items you likely have on hand, you can send small projectiles soaring across the room. We recommend launching marshmallows into a friend’s mouth.

  • Learn more: Popsicle Stick Catapult

23) Make Your Own Sundial

No need to stare at the sun, this experiment offers a fun and easy way to discover how quickly the sun crosses the sky. With little more than a piece of cardboard and a pen, kids will be able to tell time with their own homemade sundial.

  • Learn more: Sundial Experiment

24) Paper Chromatography

Curious to know what color dyes are used to make markers and candy? Color chromatography separates chemicals into their individual components so you can see the surprising rainbow of colors that goes into dyes.

  • Learn more: Paper Chromatography

25) Make your Tea Bag Fly

Ever wished your tea bag could fly? Us neither, but it turns out flying tea bags are the making of a fun and surprising science experiment that teaches principles of heat energy.

  • Learn more: Flying Tea Bag

26) Make Oobleck

Oobleck might sound like a word from an alien language, but it’s actually a mixture of cornstarch and water. When it’s poured, it acts like water. When it’s poked, it acts like a solid. A hands-on way to teach kids about states of matter, this experiment is great for all ages.

  • Learn more: Oobleck

27) Test Your Sunscreen Strength

Curious to see how well your sunscreen blocks out the sun? No need to volunteer for a sunburn. With a few pieces of black construction paper and different strength sunscreens, you can test SPF effectiveness.

  • Learn more: Sunscreen Experiment

28) Walking Water Experiment

Humans may not be able to walk on water, but young scientists can make water walk through this colorful experiment. This activity shows how water travels from one cup to another through capillary action. As a bonus, this experiment uses food dye to teach kids the basics of color theory.

  • Learn more: Walking Water

29) Build a Balloon Rocket

An easy introduction to propulsion, kids of any age can make their own balloon rocket at home. For a fun group activity, have each kid decorate their own balloon and race them across the room.

  • Learn more: Balloon Rocket

30) Experiment with Straws

Are two straws better than one? A great activity for little kids, this experiment shows how an enclosed atmosphere responds to pressure. All you need is a few bottles, some straws, and some tape.

  • Learn more: Straw Experiment

31) Make a Magnifying Glass from Ice

Trying to read the small print? Ditch your magnifying glass and use ice instead. Using just distilled water and a spherical mold, this experiment teaches kids about refraction and angular magnification.

  • Learn more: Ice Magnifying Glass

32) Make Colorful Flowers

One of the most tried and true science experiments for kids, this experiment shows how flowers carry water up to their petals. With a handful of white flowers and some food dye, you can watch a rainbow bloom.

  • Learn more: Colorful Flowers

33) Pop a Balloon with an Orange Peel

Everything you thought you knew about popping balloons is wrong! Even though oranges aren’t sharp, a chemical compound called limonene found in orange peels can make a balloon pop in mere seconds.

  • Learn more: Pop a Balloon with an Orange Peel

34) Test the Saltiness of the Sea

A creative way to learn about density and buoyancy, this experiment tests how salty water needs to be to make an egg float. Next time you visit the ocean, bring a jar with you and try this experiment at home.

  • Learn more: Test the Saltiness of the Sea

35) Make Your Own Rain

For kids curious to know how clouds work, this activity offers a simple introduction to the concepts of evaporation and precipitation. Thanks to the transformative powers of a warm windowsill, kids will get to see the water cycle take place in a plastic bag.

  • Learn more: Make Your Own Rain

36) Clean Up a Mini Oil Spill

An interactive way to teach kids about ocean science, this experiment allows kids to make and then clean up an oil spill. With vegetable oil, dish soap, paper towels, and a few other supplies, kids will get to experiment to determine the best way to clean up spills.

  • Learn more: Oil Spill Cleanup

37) Keep a Paper Towel Dry Underwater

Ever tried to keep a paper towel dry underwater? Science can help make the impossible possible. One of the quickest science experiments for kids, this project uses an upside-down cup to show kids that even air has volume.

  • Learn more: Dry Paper Towel  

38) Use a Crayon as a Candle

Did you know you can use a crayon as a candle in a pinch? A crayon burns for about half an hour, just enough time to arrive at your own hypothesis about what makes crayons flammable.

  • Learn more: Crayon Candle

39) Make a Lemon Battery

It may sound crazy, but lemons aren’t just sour—they’re also powerful. A few household supplies will let you turn a common lemon into a battery.

  • Learn more: Lemon Battery

40) Model Eardrum

Did you know that sound is made of vibrations? This experiment helps kids visualize how our ear drums work. After stretching a piece of plastic wrap over a bowl, kids can place grains of rice on the surface. When they make a loud noise, the rice will jump and showcase soundwaves in action.

  • Learn more: Model Eardrum

60 Easy Science Experiments for Kids—6th-12th Grade Experiments

41) design a ball launcher.

With this fun engineering experiment, you’ll use household supplies to design a catapult for a small ball or marble. For an extra challenge, design a receiver to catch the ball without letting it escape.

  • Learn more: Ball Launcher and Receiver

42) Use Cabbage to Learn the pH Scale

An inventive way to learn about acids and bases, this experiment uses red cabbage to test the pH level of household foods and chemicals. Kids will see how chemicals of different acidity levels change the color of the cabbage from bright fuchsia to blue.

  • Learn more: pH Scale Cabbage Test

43) Tallest Paper Tower Competition

A classic experiment for future civil engineers, you’ll design the tallest tower you can using only paper. The catch is: it needs to be strong enough to hold a heavy weight on top. This easy science experiment for kids is great for a group.

  • Learn more: Tallest Paper Tower

44) Design a Paper Ball Run

Using just paper and tape, design and create a ball run that carries a marble from top to bottom. The twist: you need to make your ball run as slowly as possible.

  • Learn more: Paper Ball Run

45) Make a Paper Airplane Launcher

Ever feel like your paper airplanes don’t travel very far? Science can step in to help. A great lesson in motors, engineering design, and aerodynamics, this experiment is perfect for future engineers.

  • Learn more: Paper Airplane Launcher

46) Rising Water Experiment

One of the most fascinating science experiments for kids, this activity uses a candle, water, and a glass to make water rise like magic. Younger kids will marvel at the trick, older kids will learn foundational concepts of chemistry and physics.

  • Learn more: Rising Water

47) Make a Mini Robot Bug

A great introduction to robotics, this mini robot is an engaging project for tweens and teens. With a clothespin, a couple batteries, and a tiny vibrating motor, you can make a robot that moves around your desk.

  • Learn more: Mini Robot Bug

48) Dry Ice Bubbles

A hands-on way to learn about sublimation and chemical change, making dry ice bubbles can be your new best party trick. It requires a few pieces of special equipment (a funnel and a tube) but the supplies are affordable and the payoff is huge.

  • Learn more: Dry Ice Bubbles

49) Build a Simple Electric Motor

Have you ever wondered how motors work? This simple, battery-powered motor project lets you experiment with design to see how variables affect motor rotation.

  • Learn more: Simple Electric Motor

50) Crush a Can with Air Pressure

A hands-off way to manage your recyclables, this experiment uses heating and cooling to magically crush a can.

  • Learn more: Air Pressure Can Crush

51) Make a Light Maze for Plants

Do you dare to control Mother Nature? With a cardboard box and a seedling, you can become as powerful as the sun and study how plants grow toward the light.

  • Learn more: Light Maze

52) Discover What Makes Ice Melt Quickest

If you live somewhere with snowy winters, you probably know how important it is to make ice melt fast. This experiment lets you discover what material makes it melt the quickest. After you reach your conclusion, feel free to run further tests on icy sidewalks.

  • Learn more: Make Ice Melt Quickly

53) Design a Water Bottle Rocket

Got an empty soda bottle lying around? Then you’re ready to make your own water bottle rocket. A perfect experiment for a hot summer day, this experiment offers a hands-on way to learn about physical propulsion.

  • Learn more: Water Bottle Rocket

54) Watch Water Split

Did you know water is actually a chemical compound made from two different molecules? This experiment splits one element from the other, proving that water is made not from one element, but two: hydrogen and oxygen (H2O).

  • Learn more: Splitting Water

55) Make Your Own Boba

For a science experiment that’s as fun as it is tasty, try making your own boba at home. This experiment studies how acids affect the ability of different foods to transform into boba, a process called spherification.

  • Learn more: Make Boba

56) Build a Solar Oven

Just in case you’re ever stranded on a desert island, you’ll want to know how to build a solar oven. This fun culinary experiment lets you roast your own s’mores using a pizza box and aluminum foil.

  • Learn more: Solar Oven

57) DIY Lighted Grow Box

Want to keep your outdoor plants happy all year long? Cultivate your green thumb by building an indoor, lighted grow box.

  • Learn more: Grow Box

58) Make a Funnel Roll Uphill

This experiment teaches kids about the center of gravity in an illustrative, engaging way. Using two funnels and some wooden boards, this optical illusion gives kids a deeper understanding of an important scientific principle.

  • Learn more: Uphill Funnell Roll

59) Create a Graphite Circuit

Did you know that you can use a pencil to create an electric circuit? Simply by doodling on a piece of paper, you can make a battery light up an LED bulb.

  • Learn more: Graphite Circuit

60) Make Fruit Ripen Faster

Tired of waiting for fruit to ripen? With this kitchen experiment, test the best method for accelerating this sweet natural process.

  • Learn more: Ripen Fruit

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Walking On Eggs Magic Science Experiment

In this fun and easy magic science experiment, we’re going to use science to walk on raw eggs without breaking them. 

  • Newspaper or drop cloth
  • Six dozen eggs still in the cartons 


  • Lay down some newspaper on the floor.
  • Open the egg cartons and line the up end to end in two rows. There should be three cartons in each row.
  • Take off your shoes and socks.
  • Step carefully with one foot up onto the eggs.
  • Now bring your other foot up onto the eggs.
  • Gently walk across the eggs while keeping your feet as flat as possible.


How it Works:

When you step barefoot on the eggs, your foot is big enough that your weight spreads out across the eggs. This distribution of weight keeps the eggs from breaking. The arched shape of the egg also helps keep it from breaking. 

Make This A Science Project:

Try stacking books on the eggs. Take away eggs. Try walking on eggs with socks. Try walking on eggs with shoes. 



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50 Fun Kids Science Experiments

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Science doesn’t need to be complicated. These easy science experiments below are awesome for kids! They are visually stimulating, hands-on, and sensory-rich, making them fun to do and perfect for teaching simple science concepts at home or in the classroom.

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Top 10 Science Experiments

Click on the titles below for the full supplies list and easy step-by-step instructions. Have fun trying these experiments at home or in the classroom, or even use them for your next science fair project!

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Baking Soda Balloon Experiment

Can you make a balloon inflate on its own? Grab a few basic kitchen ingredients and test them out! Try amazing chemistry for kids at your fingertips.

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Rainbow In A Jar

Enjoy learning about the basics of color mixing up to the density of liquids with this simple water density experiment . There are even more ways to explore rainbows here with walking water, prisms, and more.

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This color-changing magic milk experiment will explode your dish with color. Add dish soap and food coloring to milk for cool chemistry!

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Seed Germination Experiment

Not all kids’ science experiments involve chemical reactions. Watch how a seed grows , which provides a window into the amazing field of biology .

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Egg Vinegar Experiment

One of our favorite science experiments is a naked egg or rubber egg experiment . Can you make your egg bounce? What happened to the shell?

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Dancing Corn

Find out how to make corn dance with this easy experiment. Also, check out our dancing raisins and dancing cranberries.

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Grow Crystals

Growing borax crystals is easy and a great way to learn about solutions. You could also grow sugar crystals , eggshell geodes , or salt crystals .

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Lava Lamp Experiment

It is great for learning about what happens when you mix oil and water. a homemade lava lamp is a cool science experiment kids will want to do repeatedly!

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Skittles Experiment

Who doesn’t like doing science with candy? Try this classic Skittles science experiment and explore why the colors don’t mix when added to water.

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Lemon Volcano

Watch your kids’ faces light up, and their eyes widen when you test out cool chemistry with a lemon volcano using common household items, baking soda, and vinegar.

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Kid tested, STEM approved! Making a popsicle stick catapult is a fantastic way to dive into hands-on physics and engineering.

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Grab this free science experiments challenge calendar and have fun with science right away. Use the clickable links to see how to set up each science project.

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💡Want to turn one of these fun and easy science experiments into a science fair project? Then, you will want to check out these helpful resources.

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50 Easy Science Experiments For Kids

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Kids’ Science Experiments By Topic

Are you looking for a specific topic? Check out these additional resources below. Each topic includes easy-to-understand information, everyday examples, and additional hands-on activities and experiments.

  • Chemistry Experiments
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Science Experiments By Season

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Science Experiments by Age Group

While many experiments can be performed by various age groups, the best science experiments for specific age groups are listed below.

  • Science Activities For Toddlers
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  • Kindergarten Science Experiments
  • First Grade Science Projects
  • Elementary Science Projects
  • Science Projects For 3rd Graders
  • Science Experiments For Middle Schoolers

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How To Teach Science

Kids are curious and always looking to explore, discover, check out, and experiment to discover why things do what they do, move as they move, or change as they change! My son is now 13, and we started with simple science activities around three years of age with simple baking soda science.

Here are great tips for making science experiments enjoyable at home or in the classroom.

Safety first: Always prioritize safety. Use kid-friendly materials, supervise the experiments, and handle potentially hazardous substances yourself.

Start with simple experiments: Begin with basic experiments (find tons below) that require minimal setup and materials, gradually increasing complexity as kids gain confidence.

Use everyday items: Utilize common household items like vinegar and baking soda , food coloring, or balloons to make the experiments accessible and cost-effective.

Hands-on approach: Encourage kids to actively participate in the experiments rather than just observing. Let them touch, mix, and check out reactions up close.

Make predictions: Ask kids to predict the outcome before starting an experiment. This stimulates critical thinking and introduces the concept of hypothesis and the scientific method.

Record observations: Have a science journal or notebook where kids can record their observations, draw pictures, and write down their thoughts. Learn more about observing in science. We also have many printable science worksheets .

Theme-based experiments: Organize experiments around a theme, such as water , air , magnets , or plants . Even holidays and seasons make fun themes!

Kitchen science : Perform experiments in the kitchen, such as making ice cream using salt and ice or learning about density by layering different liquids.

Create a science lab: Set up a dedicated space for science experiments, and let kids decorate it with science-themed posters and drawings.

Outdoor experiments: Take some experiments outside to explore nature, study bugs, or learn about plants and soil.

DIY science kits: Prepare science experiment kits with labeled containers and ingredients, making it easy for kids to conduct experiments independently. Check out our DIY science list and STEM kits.

Make it a group effort: Group experiments can be more fun, allowing kids to learn together and share their excitement. Most of our science activities are classroom friendly!

Science shows or documentaries: Watch age-appropriate science shows or documentaries to introduce kids to scientific concepts entertainingly. Hello Bill Nye and the Magic Schoolbus! You can also check out National Geographic, the Discovery Channel, and NASA!

Ask open-ended questions: Encourage critical thinking by asking open-ended questions that prompt kids to think deeper about what they are experiencing.

Celebrate successes: Praise kids for their efforts and discoveries, no matter how small, to foster a positive attitude towards science and learning.

What is the Scientific Method for Kids?

The scientific method is a way scientists figure out how things work. First, they ask a question about something they want to know. Then, they research to learn what’s already known about it. After that, they make a prediction called a hypothesis.

Next comes the fun part – they test their hypothesis by doing experiments. They carefully observe what happens during the experiments and write down all the details. Learn more about variables in experiments here.

Once they finish their experiments, they look at the results and decide if their hypothesis is right or wrong. If it’s wrong, they devise a new hypothesis and try again. If it’s right, they share their findings with others. That’s how scientists learn new things and make our world better!

Go ahead and introduce the scientific method and get kids started recording their observations and making conclusions. Read more about the scientific method for kids .

Engineering and STEM Projects For Kids

STEM activities include science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. In addition to our kids’ science experiments, we have lots of fun STEM activities for you to try. Check out these STEM ideas below.

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If you’re looking to grab all of our printable science projects in one convenient place plus exclusive worksheets and bonuses like a STEAM Project pack, our Science Project Pack is what you need! Over 300+ Pages!

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    The egg in vinegar experiment dissolves a raw egg's shell, leaving a bouncy or "rubber" egg. The egg in vinegar experiment is a fun way of learning about egg structure, chemical reactions, osmosis, and the scientific method.It's a safe and non-toxic project, so it's perfect for young investigators.

  5. Genius Egg Experiments and STEM Projects

    Dragon's Egg Gummies - Polymer Science. Everyone loves a science experiment that results in a tasty treat! And that is exactly what you get with this polymer science experiment where kids learn how to make gummy candies inspired by dragon's eggs. We also did them in the Rainbow colours, so there is a bit of a colour lesson too.

  6. Egg in Vinegar Science Experiment

    Write down your hypothesis (prediction) and then follow the steps below. Step 1 - Get a raw egg and carefully place it into a glass or jar. Then fill the glass with white vinegar until the egg is completely submerged. Step 2 - Leave the egg in the glass for 2-3 days. Each day, check back on the egg.

  7. Floating Egg Science Experiment

    How Does the Floating Egg Science Experiment Work. Why does the egg sink in regular tap water, but float in saltwater? The answer lies in the density of water! Density is a measure of the mass per unit volume of a substance. Simply said, how much "stuff" in a given volume. Water has a density of 1 g/mL (g/cm3).

  8. 10 Egg Experiments You Will Want To Try

    10 Best Egg Science Experiments For Kids. Whether you use the whole raw egg and make it bounce or send one down a race track in a LEGO car or use just the shell to grow crystals or plant peas, these egg experiments are fun for kids and make great family activities too! Science and STEM experiments are perfect all year round!. Check out even more ideas for egg STEM activities for preschoolers!

  9. Egg Science Experiments using Real Eggs

    Use these egg experiment ideas to spark lessons on chemistry, gravity, physics, engineering, biology, density, light refraction, and a whole lot more! There is no end to the science learning fun when you're using an egg. Add these egg science fair projects to your lessons during the spring, Easter, or whenever you want to try a quick science ...

  10. Egg Science Projects for K-12 Students

    For projects, activities, and inspiring student and family science stories related to doing hands-on science exploration with eggs, see the following: Dye Eggs Using Silk Ties for Egg-cellent Colors ( project) Egg-cellently Cooked Eggs: The Process of Soft-Boiling an Egg ( project) Fallen Arches: The Surprising Strength of Eggshells ( project)

  11. Egg and Vinegar Experiment: How-To Plus Free Worksheet

    The Egg and Vinegar Experiment is not only educational but also visually captivating, making it an excellent choice for a science fair project. Students can explore variations of the experiment by changing variables such as the concentration of vinegar, the duration of immersion, or the temperature of the vinegar solution.

  12. Floating Egg

    1. Pour water into the glass until it is about half full. 2. Place an egg in the glass of water and see if it sinks or floats (it should sink). 2. Stir in lots of salt. Start with 1 tablespoon and stir it until the salt dissolves. Keep adding more salt until the egg floats. 3.

  13. Glowing Bouncy Egg Experiment

    This bouncy egg experiment teaches little scientists about egg anatomy and osmosis and takes just a few minutes to set up. It seriously egg-citing! And speaking of excitement, our 30 Science Experiments are kid-approved and loaded with fun! Getting Ready. To prep, I first gathered my supplies: An egg (one for each highlighter color) Clear glass;

  14. Bouncy Egg Experiment

    How to make an egg bounce. Place an unboiled egg in a container of vinegar for about 24 hours. The vinegar should completely cover the egg. If you want to remove the shell faster, take it out of the vinegar every couple of hours and rinse the egg under cold water while gently rubbing away the shell. Once the whole shell has dissolved, you have ...

  15. Science Experiments with Eggs for Kids

    Insider tip: if this science experiment has you in the mood for eggs, check out our list of the best egg-cellent egg recipes for kids. Make Eggs Magical This "look ma, no hands, wires or mirrors" trick will get them every time; an egg being sucked into a jar while your little scientist delightedly looks on is always a hit.

  16. Egg Drop

    Materials: 20 oz drinking glass Water Pie Pan cardboard toilet paper roll Ice (optional) egg Space where your family is okay with you doing the experiment because you may crack a few eggs the first couple of tries Instructions: Fill the glass with water Place a pie pan right side up on top of the glass Place toilet paper roll vertically in the middle of the pie pan Balance egg on top of the ...

  17. Soft-Boiled Science: Egg-cellently Cooked Eggs

    Let the egg steep in the just-boiled water for 5 minutes. Leave the lid off the pot while the egg steeps. After steeping for 5 minutes, carefully remove the egg and place it into the ice-water bath. Let the egg sit in the ice-water bath for 1 minute, then remove the egg, peel it, and place it on a plate. Observe the egg.

  18. Find A Hard Boiled Egg Force And Motion Science Experiment

    In this fun and easy force and motion science experiment for kids, we're going to try and find a hard boiled egg. Materials: Two raw eggs One hard boiled eggs Instructions: Spin each of the eggs and observe what happens. Two of the eggs will wobble but one will spin. The egg that spins is the hardboiled egg. Now lightly touch each egg as it spins. The hardboiled egg will stop spinning but the ...

  19. Rainbow Rubber Egg Science Experiment

    Seeing the bubbles, you can confirm that the egg shell has begun to dissolve its hard shell part. Step-4: Rub Off the Shell: Let the experiment set-up stay for days to observe the outcomes. After 3-5 days, remove the egg from the vinegar solution and place it in a bowl of water.

  20. Salty Science: Floating Eggs in Water

    Pour 1 ½ cups of water into your large container. Add ½ cup of salt to the large container and stir to dissolve some of the salt (it will not all dissolve yet). Add one more cup of water to the large container (making 2 ½ cups total) and stir to dissolve the rest of the salt. The salt should be completely dissolved before you go on to the ...

  21. Silver Egg Experiment -How to Make Egg Shine Like Silver

    Steps to follow. Get a clean egg. Light the candle. Heat the eggshell in all direction on the candle so that it becomes black due to the burning. The black thing that covers the egg is called soot. Now take water in a glass. Immerse the egg into this water. Watch the color change to silver.

  22. 70 Easy Science Experiments Using Materials You Already Have

    Go Science Kids. 43. "Flip" a drawing with water. Light refraction causes some really cool effects, and there are multiple easy science experiments you can do with it. This one uses refraction to "flip" a drawing; you can also try the famous "disappearing penny" trick.

  23. 60 Easy Science Experiments for Kids

    26) Make Oobleck. Oobleck might sound like a word from an alien language, but it's actually a mixture of cornstarch and water. When it's poured, it acts like water. When it's poked, it acts like a solid. A hands-on way to teach kids about states of matter, this experiment is great for all ages. Learn more: Oobleck.

  24. Walking On Eggs Magic Science Experiment

    In this fun and easy magic science experiment, we're going to use science to walk on raw eggs without breaking them. Materials: Newspaper or drop cloth Six dozen eggs still in the cartons Instructions: Lay down some newspaper on the floor. Open the egg cartons and line the up end to end in two rows. There should be three cartons in each row. Take off your shoes and socks. Step carefully with ...

  25. 50 Fun Kids Science Experiments

    Transform ordinary spinach into glowing spinach under ultraviolet light. Investigate whether an orange will sink or float in water, and learn about density and buoyancy. Explore surface tension with this soap powered boat experiment. Make pepper dance across the water with this easy pepper and soap experiment.

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