Make raisins "dance" in a glass by adding carbonated water or clear soda in a glass.
As adults, it's easy to complain about the more difficult concepts of science (junior year O-Chem, anyone?) However, we should all take a moment to reflect on the fact that when you're a kid, learning about science is actually pretty epic. That's because basic science concepts are best explained through experimentation - and what little scientist doesn't like to get his or her hands dirty?
These DIY experiments extend well beyond the baking soda and vinegar volcanoes of the world. They are fun to do, easy to follow, and totally educational. In fact, you might even have more fun doing them than your child. #16 is amazing for so many reasons.
Teach a lesson on density by using corn syrup, food coloring, and vegetable oil to create a liquid rainbow in a jar.
Follow this tutorial on how to make "fireworks" in a jar.
Turn old apples, baking soda, and vinegar into little volcanos with this DIY science project.
Soak an egg in vitamin-infused water, then watch it glow under a black light.
Roll up some home made bouncy balls using Borax, glue, food coloring, and cornstarch.
Inflate balloons in the coolest way possible with this awesome experiment.
Turn cooked spaghetti into colorful slime spaghetti with food coloring or Kool-Aid.
Conjure up some rain clouds in a jar with shaving cream and food coloring.
Turn an old plastic bottle, cooking oil, food coloring, and Alka-Seltzer into a lava lamp.
Get your child on the lunar level by making "moon rocks" made of baking soda, glitter, and watercolor paints.
Learn about the laws of physics with this awesome marble race track.
Grow an awesome crystal rainbow using Borax and colored pipe cleaners.
Make goo out of cornstarch and water that actually dances and moves.
Make their day with this awesome edible slime made from basil seeds, cornstarch, and food coloring.
Teach the phases of the moon with Oreos.
Create art and science with this awesome splatter pattern experiment using balloons and paint.
Dehydrate grapes in the sunshine and make your own raisins.
Use lemon juice or milk to make invisible ink and write each other secret messages.