Fun Science Experiments for Kids at Home

Fun Science Experiments for Kids at Home

Think science is just for labs? Think again! Your kitchen table can be a place of amazing discoveries. Let’s try a few experiments that are as fun as they are educational.

Experiment #1: The Disappearing Egg Shell

  • Materials: Raw egg, jar, white vinegar (enough to cover the egg)
  • Instructions:
    1. Gently place the egg in the jar.
    2. Pour vinegar until the egg is covered. See those bubbles? That’s the reaction starting!
    3. Let it sit for 24 hours.
    4. Carefully pour off the old vinegar, replace with fresh.
    5. Wait another day or two…the shell will dissolve completely!
  • The Science Behind It: Eggshells are made of calcium carbonate. Vinegar is acidic. The acid breaks down the shell, releasing carbon dioxide gas (that’s the bubbles!).

Experiment #2: Dancing Raisins

  • Materials: Clear soda (fresh is best!), tall glass, a handful of raisins
  • Instructions:
    1. Pour soda into the glass
    2. Drop in the raisins. Observe what happens!
  • The Science Behind It: Soda has dissolved carbon dioxide gas. The bubbles attach to the raisins, making them float (buoyancy). When the bubbles pop at the top, the raisin sinks again!

Experiment #3: DIY Lava Lamp

  • Materials: Tall clear jar, vegetable oil, water, food coloring, fizzy antacid tablet
  • Instructions:
    1. Fill the jar about ¾ full with oil.
    2. Add water, leaving space at the top.
    3. Drop in food coloring. Notice how it beads in the oil?
    4. Break the antacid tablet in pieces, drop them in, and watch the show!
  • The Science Behind It: Oil and water don’t mix (different densities). The antacid reacts with water, creating gas bubbles that carry colored water blobs upwards, just like a groovy lava lamp!


  • “What if it doesn’t work?” Science is about trial and error! Troubleshoot together (is the soda flat, etc.).
  • “My kid wants more!” Search online for reputable sources with tons of easy experiment ideas.

Resources Section

  • Basic Supplies:
  • Experiment Specific:
    • Raisins: (Any type works!)
    • Clear Soda: [Amazon Product] (While any brand would do, link to a clear option to enhance the visual aspect)
  • Take it Further Kits: For parents wanting a ready-made experience, there are great science kits available:
    • Kids Science Experiment Kits: [Amazon Product] (Look for sets with a variety of simple experiments)


These simple experiments prove that science is everywhere and learning can be a blast! The best part? You probably have everything you need to get started right now.