15 Awesome Science Experiments For Older Kids

Its time for another Saturday Science! This is one of my favorite days in the week. If you are a regular here, you know how much we love science. We love simple science and we also love approaching science like real scientists. On my Facebook page, many readers have started to ask for resources for older children and since Legoman (8) and Bones (6) are technically considered “older”, I thought it would be fun to gather up some science experiments that we want to try on our own.

 15 Science Experiments for Older Kids

Science can be loads of fun. From creating contraptions and models to learning about the inner-workings of life… there are so many science experiments that can be done at home. {Please note: Adult supervision is always suggested with any science experiment}.

Simple Science Experiments for Older Children

  1. Explore Static Electricity with balloons, bending water, and electrifying gelatin.
  2. Study Electricity and try making your own Electric Tootbrush
  3. Test your engineering abilities by making a straw and rubber band bridge.
  4. Learn more about physics with your very own Egg Drop Contraptions.
  5. Explore the basics of light and color with experiments like bending, scattering, and comparing light.
  6. Make a bottle rocket using recycled materials.
  7. Use problem solving and predictions in a Lego science experiment.
  8. Develop the young chemist in you by exploring unknown liquids.
  9. Make concoctions and test chemical reactions with 5 simple fizzing experiments.
  10. Take your chemistry to the next level by making a mentos soda dispenser.
  11. Make your own smores in your recycled solar oven.
  12. Learn about the rock cycle by making an edible rock cycle.
  13. Learn about your own DNA with ingredients from your kitchen.
  14. Discover how sound travels and is amplified by making your own balloon speakers.
  15. Compare and contrast the viscosity of various liquids and the effect they have in a simple 2 ingredient recipe for cloud dough.

More Science Ideas:

Which one will you try? Have you tried something that isn’t listed? I can’t wait to hear! Connect with  me on FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestInstagram or subscribe by email. I can’t wait to hear your ideas.  

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