We’ll always make time for this potato-powered clock from OC Mom Activities. It’s a science fair classic.
If your kid is required to use the scientific method in his science project, then these egg geodes from Tinker Labs are a great choice. Plus, could they look any cooler?
Over the rainbow
Warning: These rainbow flowers from Paint Cut Paste may not be the best choice for klutzy kids (spilled food coloring? yikes!), but young gardeners will love the colorful end result.
What childhood is complete without Gak, the squishable, squeezeable putty toy and modeling compound? This how-to from Come Together Kids is perfect for younger scientists. Just don’t call it Goop.
Not to be confused with Gak, Goop is a great project for learning about solids and liquids. Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas has an easy recipe!
Trick or treat
If your kid’s a candy lover, this is the science project for him. Middle School Survival Guide’s Yummy Gummy Bears Lab will have them seeing their favorite gummy in a whole new dimension!
Snowed in? Make your own icicles with Sweet and Simple Things’ DIY crystal snowflake how-to.
Rinse and repeat
“Exploding” Ivory soap is an undeniable Pinterest sensation. But have you tried it yet? Wendolonia provides an easy how-to. (Don’t worry, Mom, it doesn’t actually explode – more like mushrooms into a wild un-soaplike shape.)
Brusha brusha brusha
Budding scientists love anything with bubbling goo. Making Memories With Your Kids offers up their recipe for “elephant toothpaste” – great for a beginning chemistry project.
Start your engines
Physics isn’t just for high schoolers, Help your little one to learn about force and motion with this race car experiment from Librarianism Chronicles.