3 awesome science experiments

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No matter how young your kids are you can start introducing them to simple science experiments. Brooke, from our favourite YouTube channel WhatsUpMoms, had Danica McKellar aka that girl from The Wonder Years on the show where she demonstrated three fun, cheap and easy science experiments with your kids.

Even if they are a bit too young to understand the science behind it, the Non-Newtonian Fluid experiment is great for sensory play with toddlers and the slightly older kids will get a kick out of the lava lamp experiment.



What you'll need

Lava Lamp:
1 Litre Bottle
Water
Vegetable Oil
Food Coloring
Effervescent tablets

Non-Newtonian Fluid:
Cornstarch
Water 
Food Coloring (optional)
3:1 ratio of cornstarch to water
*you may need to use more water depending on the humidity where you live and other variables. It is fine to add more water after you mix the initial ingredients.

Milk Tray:
Whole Milk
Baking Pan
Food Coloring
Liquid Dish Soap
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More great ideas to keep the kids busy:

Fun DIY crafts using cardboard boxes

DIY learning games

DIY: The perfect princess party crafts

DIY chore charts

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27 no-mess indoor activities

Homemade slime, bathtub paint and playdough

Make your very own DIY bath crayons

Have you tried any science experiments with your kids?
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