Do you remember when you were a kid and you mixed things up to see what would happen? When you're a kid, inquiring is what you do. In the words of Uncle Buck’s nephew, "it’s my job". Kids really love to experiment and are always on the look out for new information, it’s how they learn so much about the world around them.
As their dad, you are the perfect person to dust off the kid in you and get down to some serious fun experimentation
Kitchen Chemistry, Crystalography, Electricity, Chromatography and truly mind bending adventures in Topology are just a few of the experiments you’ll find here. Most of them have a special printer downloadable booklet that will allow you to record and keep your results.
Most of the experiments here will be covered by your children's school at one time or another, so why not give them a head start in class and get them excited about learning. But in any case doing kitchen top experiments together with your children, following easy to use plans, is incredibly rewarding for dad and kid alike.
Some of the experiments (like the Mobius Strip Experiment) will only take a few minutes
, but they’re be no less amazing and thought provoking. Others will take up the whole afternoon. And you don’t have to be a chemist to do any of these experiments either. All the experiments are fully described and illustrated with easy to follow step by step instructions, and most have a few questions and answers to help you stimulate discussion. Kids love learning if they’re interested in something
, so set their imagination on fire with a science experiment; I guarantee that they will remember it until they're doing it with kids of their own.