Science without access to a regular science lab seems overwhelming and difficult as a homeschooler. But it doesn’t have to be! I’ve put together some simple homeschool science experiments that you can do right in your own home. With simple household ingredients, easy-to-follow instructions, and minimal mess, you and your children can get into some real science experiments! Now there’s no excuse to miss out.
My kids love exploring and discovering the wonders of science. So I love when I can spark their curiosity with a simple homeschool science experiment. It’s so fun to see their eyes grow wide as I amaze them again with a cool result, even though the experiment is simple. Science is fascinating, and your kids will love these simple experiments.
Recommended Science Experiment Books
We love science here. And I get tons of ideas from some of these books. Don’t let science experiments scare you. It doesn’t have to be complicated.
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Easy Science Experiments to do at Home
A good magic trick is an awesome way to grab your kids’ attention. And these Magic Milk Experiments are definitely going to get their attention. Not only does the end result look amazing, the actual process is also fascinating. Try it for yourself!
Here’s another super-simple science experiment that will blow your kids’ minds. This Hovercraft Science Activity doesn’t look like much, but wait till you see your kids’ faces after you let it go!
Try this Dancing Worms Activity for a real magical effect. It’s a different take on the vinegar-and-baking-soda reaction, and it will get your kids excited about science and chemistry.
Get really hands-on with this Glitter Slime Recipe. You can talk about the states of matter, and try to figure out if the slime is a solid or a liquid! What do your kids say it is?
And are you discussing the importance of hand-washing lately? This Glitter Germ Science experiment demonstrates exactly why washing your hands is SO important. It looks really cool too!
Get messy science too!
For a completely different kind of hands-on simple science experiment, this Dinosaur Dig Activity appeals to all ages. It’s easy enough for even the smallest of scientists to be able to do, and yet still fun for older scientists to enjoy. Go ahead and dig in!
With this Water Cycle Bag Experiment, you can make a real-life version of the water cycle, right in your own home! Talk about a visual aid to learn science. Your kids will never forget how the water cycle works after this simple homeschool science experiment.
What child doesn’t love bubbles? But regular bubbles pop too easily to really blow up the science behind them. So you need to know How to Make Super Bubbles! This simple experiment will let your kids play with air pressure and learn more about how air works, and it’s really easy to do!
Then try a different kind of “blowing up” with this Exploding Tea Party. Chemistry is so fun, and this kind is not only easy but safe for even your little ones. So while you might not drink the tea, you can certainly get messy at this scientific version of a tea party.
Recommended Science Supplies
While almost all of my simple homeschool science experiments use household supplies, sometimes it’s nice to have some specifically scientific supplies too. Here’s a collection of my favorites!
Awarded 2018 Best Compound Microscope – OMAX 40X-2000X Lab LED Binocular Microscope with Double Layer Mechanical Stage w Blank Slides Covers and Lens Cleaning PaperHYDDNice Laboratory Basic Starter Labs Tool Set KitLearning Resources Primary Science Lab Activity Set, Science Exploration, 22 Pieces, Ages 4+Learning Resources Anatomy Models Bundle Set, Brain, Body, Heart, Skeleton, Classroom Demonstration Tools, Teacher Accessories, Grades 3+, Ages 5+Educational Insights GeoSafari Rockin’ Reactions Chemistry SetPhysics Science Magnets Kit for Education Science Experiment Tools Icluding Bar/Ring/Horseshoe/Compass Magnets
More Simple Science Experiments
Get into simple physics and chemistry with this Simple Snow and Ice Experiment from Steam Powered Family! A little winter science and your kids can learn a lot!
Another easy science experiment is this Melting Ice Experiment from Inner Child Fun. This one might be cool to do in the middle of summer, as well.
Then cover all the seasons with this Simple Soil Science from Left Brain Craft Brain. Grow your child’s curiosity and get them learning more science all year round with simple homeschool science experiments.