Homeschool science experiments can be one of the best ways for children to learn different parts of science.
When I’m homeschooling my son, a lot of our science curriculum revolves around doing experiments and other hands-on projects. Actually, most of our learning comes from various different hands-on activities or educational YouTube videos that show them how to do things.
That’s simply because that is the way he retains information better. He learns so much better by actually doing the things himself vs just reading through the material. We even subscribe to a few educational monthly boxes that involve tinkering projects and other things.
Plus, experiments are always fun! Whether you’re making a volcano that explodes or watching to see the different stages that happen in the experiment.
Here’s a list of awesome homeschool science experiments you can do at home.
- Reflecting Rainbows
- Paper Towel Absorbency Experiment
- STEM Skittle Experiment
- Experiments with Ground Beef
- How Clouds Make Rain Shaving Cream Experiment
- Jello Eruptions
- How To Grow Borax Crystals
- DIY Thermometer
- Kool-Aid Vinegar Volcanoes
- Gravity Defying Beads
- Make Ice Cream In A Plastic Bag
- DIY Solar Oven S’mores
- Foaming Rainbow
- Experiment on cleaning pennies
- Egg in a bottle
- DIY Lava Lamp
- Erupting Lemon Volcano
- Solar Printing Science Activity
- Coloring Easter Eggs – experiment with 3 different methods
- Salt & Popcorn Science Experiment
- Levitating Pumpkin Experiment
- Cornstarch Slime Sensory Play
- Magic Milk Chemistry
- Paintball Forces Science Experiment
- Bacteria Science: Grow a Germ Farm
- Sounds Science Experiment: Vibrations & Violins
- Snail Temperature Experiments
- Make Your Own Wormery
- Colored Carnations Experiment
- Make a Water Compass
- Dancing Worms Experiment
- Using Oxidation to Make Invisible Ink
- Various Egg Experiments
- Chemistry: Acids and Bases
I do highly recommend the book The Everything Kids’ Science Experiment Book and the Kitchen Science Lab for Kids: 52 Family Friendly Experiments from Around the House. These two are a few of our favorites that had some cool experiments in them.
With The Everything Kids’ Science Experiments Book, all you need to do is gather a few household items and you can recreate dozens of mind-blowing, kid-tested science experiments. High school science teacher Tom Robinson shows you how to expand your scientific horizons from biology, chemistry, physics, technology, and engineering—to outer space.