20 Kids’ Home Science Experiments

There are so many home science experiments for kids! From learning about how clouds rain to making sun-dried raisins, this list of 20 favorite science activities promises to be fun for kids AND grown ups. No science labs needed!

Get inspired below and then grab 30 easy-to-follow science experiments kids will beg to repeat (plus a no prep science journal to keep track of their results!) in our shop!

20 Kids' Home Science Experiments

Grab some baking soda and vinegar and make an uber exciting volcano.

Make a batch of dancing gummy worms.

Awesome Kids Science Make Worms Dance!!

Teach kids about weather by making a tornado in a jar.

Great kids science! Tornado in a jar

Learn how clouds make rain with some shaving cream, food coloring and water.


Make a mini submarine that really floats with this easy buoyancy activity.

Use the power of the sun to change ordinary grapes into raisins.Making raisins - sun science for kids (2)

Learn about magnetism with an empty bottle, a refrigerator magnet and some pipe cleaners.

So fun! Simple set up science experiment for kids: Magic Pipe Cleaners. {Playdough to Plato}

Brilliant! Take an insider’s peek at the parts of a plant by growing seeds in a cd case.


Explore air pressure by sucking an egg into a jar. So cool!

Mix together a few common household ingredients {including peroxide, yeast and water} to make a batch of elephant toothpaste.

20 Kids' Home Science ExperimentsMake a penny turn green!

Turn an ordinary flower into TWO different colors.

Kids' Science Bicolor Flowers

Teach kids about how arches distribute pressure. Just grab some eggs and start walking.

So awesome!! Walk on eggs!!!

And speaking of walking, watch water “walk” from one cup to the next, with just a few cups or jars, some food coloring, water and paper towels.


Have some Skittles lying around? Teach kids about density by making a Skittles’ rainbow.

Awesome science activity for kids! Learn about density with this easy Skittles science experiment. {Playdough to Plato}Mix up a batch of glow in the dark slime.

Super awesome glow in the dark slime. {Playdough to Plato}

Make mini tea bag ghosts that really fly!!

Make tea bags fly with this super cool kids science.

Pick up an ice cube with a piece of string.

Super fun science experiment for kids! Make sticky ice.

Balance a can on its side.

Stick a pencil through a Ziploc filled with water and figure out why it doesn’t leak.

30 More Kid-Friendly Science Experiments

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  1. Latasha Ketchum

    All of these activities look super fun and my boys look science.

    • Malia Hollowell

      Yay Latasha! I’m excited that your little scientists will enjoy them. 🙂

  2. Doremon

    Great list
    I am interested in the Skittles rainbow

  3. thaidang

    May i share your post in my facebook page. I think it very good for kid in Vietnam



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