As well as trying to make science fun, I also try to make most of our activities accessible to everyone by only using equipment you already have at home. I’ve bought funnels, measuring cylinders and magnets, but not much else. Science at home is such a great way to get all the family involved in exciting activities and you can all learn together. I often find that one activity leads to another as the children ask more and more questions.
Here’s a full list the things we use most often, that I always try to have in the kitchen ‘just in case’
Treacle ( Molasses )
Bicarbonate of Soda
Jelly ( Jello )
Pipettes – I bought mine from eBay
Coloured pens and paper
Ice cube trays
You could even make a hamper of some of the items and give as a gift along with some experiment ideas, these printable versions of four of our experiments would be perfect.
If you’d rather a more traditional science based gift, we have some more great ideas in our gift guide.
We’ve also got a very cool Numeracy box, great for younger children starting to explore numbers.
Other exciting experiment ideas