It’s time to turn your home into a laboratory. Learn about static energy and re-create homemade lightning. See a rocket ship launch with the science of chemical reactions. Here are 17 experiments to get those brain gears churning — click through to see them all. We’ve even ranked the messiness factor from one to five sponges so you know what to expect.
Baking Soda and Vinegar Volcano
A Lesson In: Chemistry. And as far as reactions go, this project has us watching our tot’s face for the big, explosive reveal. The fizzy overflow is a result of combining baking soda and vinegar (and red food coloring for the cool lava effect), which makes carbon dioxide turn into gas. It’s a real volcano on a small scale. Click here for complete instructions.