Unusual noises are definitely a kid attention getter (and many adults too). There is just something about out of the ordinary sounds and sights that make us take notice and really pay attention to what is going on around us. With that in mind, here are 12 Cheap Fizzing, Popping, and Erupting kids’ science experiments that are so fun that the kiddos may not even realize they are learning in the process.
*All science experiments should be carefully supervised by adults.
Erupting Ice Chalk-Even us big people can get into a little icy, chalky, fizzy erupting fun. Allison from Learn Play Imagine shows how to create this chilly mesmerizing ice chalk.
Exploding Baggy Science-Learn at Coffee Cups and Crayons, how a cool, colorful mixture can cause a plastic Ziploc bag to pop.
Film Canister Rocket-Who doesn’t love a film canister being launched into the air like a rocket. Thanks so much Science Bob.
Fizzy Cloud Dough-Imagine a floury, colorful pan of powder transforming into a growing, foaming mass of fun. Your kids will be enamored by Nicolette’s fizzy cloud dough experiment.
Glowing Rainbow Eruptions–Erupting volcanos that glow in the dark sound like a kids’ dream activity. Crystal from Growing a Jeweled Rose shows you how to make that possible.
Hopping Corn Science-At One Time Through, Sue shows how easy it to entertain and educate the kids with corn kernels that just keep on hopping.
Pop Rock Expander-Besides making your mouth feel funny, find out from Steve Spangler Science what other awesome things can be done with pop rocks.
Rainbow Bubble Snake-Tammy shows how to use some upcycling and ingenuity to provide the kiddos a way to have foaming and colorful snake-like fun.
Snap Crackle Jump-Check out what static electricity can do to that innocent bowl of rice crispies in this electrify experiment from MadSci Network.
Three Simple Balloon Science Experiments-DaveHax shows how to conduct 3 easy experiments that add drama and fun to playing with balloons. All of these experiments should be very carefully supervised by adults.
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