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Said the philosopher Claude Lévi-Strauss: 'The scientist is not the person who gives the correct answers, but the one who asks the correct questions.' And if there is anyone in this world who spends the day asking questions, it's your son, right? Blessed curiosity of children! That little bug that they carry inside and that makes them want to know more and more about their surroundings must be fed. Why don't we take advantage of the holidays to organize some experiments for these curious children? Let's have a very scientific summer!
We started this list of science experiments for fun and learning over the holidays with some surprising ideas. Below you will find very summary indications of each of the activities, but we have also left you the link that will take you to all the information to carry it out. To enjoy!
1. Lava lamp for your camping
One of the activities that cannot be missed in any summer is camping. Instead of making a bonfire, which can be very dangerous for children and the environment around you, you can make an amazing lava lamp. With oil, water, coloring, effervescent tablets and flashlights you will get a wonderful lamp with bubbles that go from one side to the other. Awesome!
If you liked this experiment, do not hesitate to visit the most comprehensive step by step to replicate it.
2. A summer cloud in a bottle
Summer storms can inspire you to create this dazzling science experiment. You can create your own cloud in a bottle! To do this you only have to put a little alcohol (the one used for the wounds) inside the container and shake it so that all the walls are well impregnated. With a bicycle pump, put air into the bottle taking care that it does not come out ... And little by little you will see that a cloud forms inside.
Do you want to know why this amazing experiment happens?
3. Make your own invisible ink
With this invisible ink you can send secret messages, draw pictures that no one else sees or ... write a letter to your summer love! We tell you three different ways to create this ink that only those people you want can see.
4. Can you put the rainbow in a glass?
The answer is yes! And, in addition, it is a very fun experiment to do with the little ones in the house. You will be very astonished with the final result. To carry it out, you need materials such as a glass, food coloring, honey or corn syrup, dish soap, alcohol and oil. And it is about pouring each of the mixtures of materials part by part, with different colorants to create all the colors of the rainbow.
For the result of this experiment to be amazing, don't miss all the indications to do it.
We continue this compilation of some of the best experiments to do with children with some scientific tests for which water is needed. Now that the heat is here, there is nothing better to play, learn and cool off. Go for it!
5. Water can walk
Amazing. This experiment consists of putting water in glasses with a few drops of colorants of different shades. Through absorbent paper, we connect all the glasses and, with a little patience, we will see that the water has passed from one to another, forming beautiful mixtures of colors. This experiment, in addition to being very colorful, is a very good way for children to learn what secondary colors are formed by mixing various shades.
We recommend that you try this science experiment. It is fun!
6. Even if you turn it over, the water does not fall
This experiment with water is a classic among children. Fill a highball glass with water, put a letter on the rim ... and flip it! Wow, the water doesn't fall, right? This is because the atmospheric pressure is higher and pushes the card up, so it does not fall. And if something goes wrong ... you will get wet and be cooler!
Do you want to try this experiment? Here you will find all the details.
7. Make a candle rise by itself
This is one of those experiments that will leave young and old with their mouths open. Put a candle in the center of a plate or deep dish, which you have to fill with juice. Light the candle (carefully!) And cover it with a highball glass. Little by little the flame will go out and the candle will rise. How curious!
Do you know why this happens? Here you will find the explanation to this experiment for the summer.
The science is so impressive that it seems like magic, but there is always an explanation behind what happens. And you will like the experiments that you will find below.
8. The pepper that escapes!
This experiment is ... wow! And so simple to do that, as soon as your children discover it, they will want to show it to all their friends and family. To carry it out, you just have to pour water and a little pepper powder (a couple of touches only) in a deep dish. What happens if you bring your finger close to the surface of the water? Nothing! But what if you put some soap on your finger? The pepper is away from you!
We tell you more about this experiment.
9. And suddenly, fog comes out
Why does the fog form? What is it? Where does it come from? In this scientific experiment we answer these questions in a very practical and fun way. To carry it out, you need to bring a colander with ice to a glass of hot water. It won't take long for a surprising mist to form inside.
If you want to do this experiment, don't miss the step by step in more detail.
10. How much force does a balloon have?
This spectacular experiment will allow children to discover what pressure is. To carry it out, you need a candle (be careful with it!), A glass, water, a tupperware and a balloon. First you have to heat the glass with the candle flame and put it on an already inflated balloon (also be careful when inflating it). When you put the glass inside the tupper with water, you will notice that the balloon has joined the glass with great force, as if it were a suction cup.
This effect is due to the pressure that is created, but here we tell you more about this experiment.
11. How to get through a balloon without exploding
Oddly enough, it is possible to pierce a balloon with a spike without actually exploding. It is not a question of magic, but it is due to the play of tensions within the globe. To achieve this, you must put a little oil on the stick, which has to be sharp.
We tell you more details about how to do this scientific experiment.
What experiment are you going to do? Tell us in the comments how it went!
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