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 experiments at home are 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’.
Useful items for science experiments at home
Kitchen science resources
Treacle ( Molasses )
Bicarbonate of Soda
Jelly ( Jello )
Science Equipment Resources for Science Experiments at Home
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. Try one of our FREE science worksheets to get you started.
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.
More Science Experiments for Kids
Make a balloon powered car, a hovercraft, stand on paper cups without breaking them and more ideas for learning about forces.
Try one of our wonderfully messy baking soda experiment ideas
If you love to bake, we’re sure you’ll find something fun to try in this collection of kitchen science experiment ideas.
Don’t forget we have a couple of science books available too!