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.
It’s A Lesson In: How Clouds Hold Water. Let your imagineers pretend shaving cream is a cloud that holds colorful rain drops. As they squeeze more and more food coloring, their “cloud” will soon release the excess below — just like how real clouds get too heavy and let the rain loose on a gloomy day.