Nine ways to show your child science in everyday life
Help your child discover the wonders of science by experimenting with these simple ideas.
- Home-made ice blocks can show freezing and melting.
- Shining a torch at a mirror at night illustrates reflection.
- Flying a kite shows wind speed and direction.
- Looking at the stars and discussions about whole new galaxies can open up.
- Adding various objects to a bath-time boat illustrates flotation.
- Watching a puddle change on the way to school for several days shows evaporation.
- Leaving an egg in vinegar for a couple of days shows how the acid will eat away the shell.
- Putting a celery stalk in a glass half full of water and coloured dye allows kids to witness capillary action.
- Experimenting with various foods such as leaving bread to mould and talking about tinned peaches shows decomposition and preservation.
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