Today I want to share with you a fun product from Timberdoodle, Show Me Science: Slime, Crystals & More! These experiments are geared to be a bit messy. As someone who does a lot of science at home (including dissections), we didn't find these activities to be super messy (or maybe I'm used to it 😉). Our kit includes 30 child-friendly experiments with practically everything we need to complete them (minus an occasional household item like water or a plastic cup). This kit is specifically geared for students age 5 and older or Kindergarten and beyond. I have been using our kit with E, F and G (9, 7 and 5 years old).
What topics are covered in the experiments? Students will learn about polymers, the fact that water and oil don't mix, density, PH, acids and bases, slime, crystals, etc.
The first experiment is for students to create expanding beads. We love water beads so my kids were familiar with this concept but I love that they learned about polymers in the process. Afterwards, you can shrink the beads back, which is also fun.
In our next experiment, the kids made crystals and even got to layer them. They thought their tube looked like cotton candy.