24 Kids’ Science Experiments That Adults Can Enjoy, Too

You’re never too old for rainbows, explosions, or rainbow explosions.

1. Make crystal geodes out of alum powder, eggshells, and glue.

I would put this on my coffee table. Get the full directions here.

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2. Teach kids about the plant xylem with this dyed flower experiment.

Bonus: you’ll have pretty, strange-colored flowers.

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3. You’ll be just as fascinated by the bouncy, transparent eggsperiment.

Get the directions here.

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4. Teach the kids to make lava lamps.

You’ll get a nostalgic trip down memory lane without having to step foot in Spencer’s Gifts. Directions here.

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5. You can blow up balloons with Pop Rocks because they contain a small amount of pressurized carbon dioxide gas.

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6. This melting ice experiment is gorgeous and colorful.

Get the instructions here.

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7. Learn about colors by separating the dyes in markers.

The results are pretty; you could probably make garlands or gift tags out of them. Get the directions here.

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8. Make “dancing oobleck” to teach kids about sound waves.

It’s like a 3D version of your iTunes screensaver. Get the directions here.

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9. Write a secret message using invisible ink, aka lemon juice.

Get more info here.

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10. Turn gummy bears into giant gummy bears.

Get the directions here.

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11. A rainbow in a jar is a lesson in density.

Get the instructions here.

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12. Make bouncy balls out of borax and corn starch.

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13. Create different watercolor textures with these mediums.

Get more information here.

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14. Baking soda + vinegar + glitter turns into a sparkly explosion.

Get the directions here.

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15. Microwave Ivory soap to make an insane huge soap soufflé.

You totally want to touch it, and possibly even roll around in it after your kid has gotten bored with it and moved on.

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16. Colored rock candy is the science experiment that you can eat.

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17. Get rid of your old CD cases by growing bean plants in them.

This allows you to see all the important parts of the plant.

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18. Teach your kids about combustion by lighting alcohol-soaked money on fire.

It’s also an important lesson in remembering that money isn’t everything. Get the full directions here.

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19. Take advantage of cold weather by making ice bubbles.

Get more information here.

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20. Blowing up peeps can be strangely satisfying.

Get more info here.

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21. Drop some raisins into a fizzy drink and see what happens.

How is this relevant to you as an adult? Well, this is how you re-fizz champagne — a little known trick that will one day come in handy.

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22. Explore predator plants.

They’re just so cool. Get more information here.

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23. Create these crazy colorful icicles.

Get the instructions here.

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24. Use shaving cream, water, and food coloring to teach how rain clouds form.

This will make bath time super fun. Get the instructions here.

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