What better way to encourage kids to take an interest in science, then with an awesome hands-on experiment? Whether you’re looking for a show-stopping science fair experiment, or just a fun and educational boredom-buster, these experiments definitely fit the bill.
Best of all, they’re simple and safe to conduct with kids, and use items you likely already have at home, or can easily find at any grocery and/or hardware store.
1. Grow rock candy crystals
Learn how crystals grow with a science experiment you can eat! As the crystals grow over the course of a week, kids get an up close look at sugar crystals on a giant scale. Then, taste the results of your experiment. Did you know rock candy is one of the oldest forms of candy in the world?
Recipe via Exploratorium, image via Flickr