10 Amazing (and Easy) Kitchen Science Experiments
When it’s raining, or snowing, or just a weekend with “nothing to do,” it pays for parents to have some tricks up their sleeves. Instead of planting the kids in front of the TV or giving up all your blankets for a fort, whip up some kitchen science experiments. Yes, with stuff you have in your pantry and around the house.
You give kids a taste of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), which are increasingly important school subjects. You also foster critical thinking, deductive reasoning and a sense of curiosity. Heck, you might even give them ideas for the school science fair.
Science experiments are even fun for adults to do, says the online magazine Apartment Therapy:
If you don’t have kids around to use as an excuse to mix Diet Coke and Mentos, you should know this: You don’t need one! You can get up right now, walk around your grown-up kitchen and find the all materials you need to test one of these at-home science experiments. Maybe you’ll learn something.
Read the Apartment Therapy article for more ideas.