18 Fun Science Experiments That Will Keep Your Kids Occupied This Summer Vacation!

Summer vacations are the best time to relax and take a break. Hot external temperature often force kids to stay indoors, but what if they could stay indoors and do something fun but productive? Here are 18 amazing and safe science experiments for kids of which they will enjoy and learn new things.

#1. Lemon Battery!

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Things required: lemon, copper spring, nail.
Use a wire stripper to remove the insulation around the wire to about 2.5 inches exposing the copper wire.
To loosen the juice in the lemon, gently roll it on a flat surface.
Stick the copper wire into the lemon till one inch.
At a distance of 0.25 inches from the wire stick a nail and make sure they do not touch.
Feel the wire and the nail with your tongue. You might feel a light tingling sensation.

 

#2. Potato powered light bulb.

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Things required : big potato, two pennies or copper coins, three copper wires, two nails, one tiny bulb or LED.

 

#3. DIY popsicle stick catapult.

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Things required: popsicle or ice cream sticks, rubber bands, zip ties,
You can get the instructions here.

 

#4. Explore the past with this DIY sundial.

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Things required: red, yellow, orange paint, paper plates, paint brushes.
You can get the instructions here.

 

#5. Measure the speed of wind with this DIY Anemometer!

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Things required: four paper cups, two plastic straws, thumbtack, pencil with the rubber end.
You can get the instructions here.

 

#6. How leaves get water.

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Things required: red food colour, leaves, water,
You can get the instructions here.

 

#7. The cool walking water experiment.

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Things required: two different coloured food colours, three clear plastic cups, toilet paper or tissue paper, an elevated surface.
You can get the instructions here.

 

#8. Pressure and mechanism of water fountain.

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Things required : blue food colour, water, plastic tube, plastic bottle, balloon, m seal, a small basin or tub.
You can get the instructions here.

 

#9. Make your own electromagnet.

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Things required: safety pins, metal wire, battery cell, nail.
You can get the instructions here.

 

#10. Colourful Xylophone or Jal tarang.

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Things required : water, six glass jars or mason jars, six different food colours.
You can get the instructions here.

 

#11. Make your own child friendly kaleidoscope.

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Things required: Empty toilet paper roll, thicker sheets, Scissors and/or paper cutter, cello tape, White cardstock, Bendy straw, Markers, stickers, or other materials for decorating your spinning circle
You can get the instructions here.

 

#12. How water travels in flowers.

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Things required: white flowers, vase, water, food colouring, droppers.
You can get the instructions here.

 

#13. Glowing Lava lamp.

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Things required: Baby oil or vegetable oil, Colorful glowing water- you can use glow in the dark paint to make glow in the dark water or fluorescent paint to make water that glows under UV light, pie pan or similar, pipettes or straws.
You can get the instructions here.

 

#14. Magic leak proof bag experiment.

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Things required : plastic zip lock bags, water, sharp pencils.
You can get the instructions here.

 

#15. Understanding how crystals are formed.

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Things required : large paper clips, chopstick, plastic or glass container, rubber gloves, borax powder, hot water.
You can get the instructions here.

 

#16. Pendulum painting.

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Things required: Bamboo poles (or similar), Twine or rope, Rubber feet, Craft knife, Plastic bottle, glue nozzle, hot-glue gun, electrical or duct tape, hole punch (1/4 inch), large paper clip, tempera paint, water, measuring cup, sieve, large piece of paper (watercolor, newsprint, craft paper, etc.
You can get the instructions here.

 

#17. Tornado in a jar.

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Things required : clear plastic or glass jar, water, dish soap.
You can get the instructions here.

 

#18. DIY  Volcano.

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Things required : reusable water bottle, sand, whipped cream, baking soda, red food colour.
You can get the instructions here.

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