On Day 11 I talked about how we love taking homeschool science classes, but we also love doing science experiments at home. The kids enjoy them so much, when my youngest was turning 5, she asked for a day of experiments for her birthday!
I picked out a few that I though they would enjoy and had all the supplies laid out for the morning. As is the case with most experiments, we had some hits and misses, but the ones involving candy were the biggest hits!
It’s fun to take our guesses at how we think the experiment will work out, and then talk about why it worked (or didn’t work) the way it did. We have discussed the scientific procedure and how it’s ok for an experiment to fail. It allows us to look at it again from a different perspective and try something else to make it successful.
We have a few wonderful books for DIY experiments and I also use YouTube, Pinterest and other blogs to find new ones.
What are some of your favorite successful experiments that you have tried at home?