3 Fun Science Activities for Kindergarten and Up

Today, I will give you three fun science activities for kindergarten and up. These projects will amaze your children. They will turn water from clear to colored, move salt and pepper with a balloon (without touching it), and make an oboe with a straw.

All these projects require household materials such as a straw, food coloring, a balloon, fleece or wool material.

Below is a video from my son’s YouTube channel, Corban’s Fun Learning Adventures, showing you how to do each project step by step.

Your children will learn how to do a fun magic trick, make static electricity, and create an instrument with scissors and a straw.

We hope you enjoy these awesome science activities for kindergarten and up.

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How To Make Fluffy Snowman Slime | Easy Slime Recipe for Kids

Slime is always a fun STEM project for kids. We have made glow in the dark slime, monster slime, and basic slime. Today, we have a fun and interesting project for kids to try. They will make Fluffy Snowman Slime! This is an easy slime recipe for kids that uses household materials.

The materials needed are…

Glue

Shaving Cream

Water

Borax

While shaping the slime into a snowman, kids may notice that the slime is fluffy and starts to act like a liquid. The slime is fluffy, which is most likely a different texture than other slimes you have made, because of the shaving cream.

My son loved doing this project. He played with the slime for 45 minutes.

Below is a step-by-step video of how to make the Snowman Slime. This video comes from my son’s YouTube channel, Corban’s Fun Learning Adventures. Please like and subscribe to the channel if you find the content helpful.

Enjoy making this easy slime recipe!

How To Make A Boat That Moves in Water | Fun Soap Powered Boat

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Science experiments that use paper and water are convenient because everyone has these items at home. Today, we will show you how to make a boat that moves in water. It is called a Soap Powered Boat.

You will be amazed at how simple it is to make this boat. Below are the materials you will need…

Dish Soap

Paper

Scissors

Water

When we first saw this experiment, we could not believe how simple it was to do. Immediately my son got the materials and went to work.

After doing the experiment, we were excited that it worked on the first try. My son made multiple boats and had fun trying different boat designs.

The science behind this experiment is soap tension. Soap breaks down the surface tension of water. As this happens, it creates enough force to push the paper boat across the water.

Below is a video showing you how to do the experiment. It comes from my son’s YouTube channel, Corban’s Fun Learning Adventures. Please subscribe if you find the content fun, educational, and helpful!

Have fun with learning how to make a boat that moves in water.

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Fun Science At Home for Kids | How To Make a Chicken Sound | Chicken In A Cup

Want to try fun science at home? Today we will show you a fun and easy science experiment called Chicken in a Cup. Kids will learn how to make a chicken sound using the science of vibrations.

My son loves doing science experiments. This week we went to our local science museum where they had a two hour time entry. There was so much to explore within those two hours. However, my son decided to stay at the lab doing science experiments.

When we saw the Chicken in a Cup activity, we couldn’t believe a cup could make a chicken sound. Therefore, we had to try it.

The best thing about this activity is you will most likely be able to find the materials required in your home. Below is what you need…

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Once your child has completed this activity, they will be able to make a funny chicken sound with the cup. It works because of the science of sound and vibrations.

The video below will show you how to make the Chicken in a Cup. It also explains how it works. The video comes from my son’s YouTube channel, Corban’s Fun Learning Adventures. Please subscribe and like the video if you enjoy the content.

Enjoy this simple STEM activity!

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Making Black History Facts Memorable for Kids Through Fun Art and Science Projects

Why is Black History Important (for Children)?

Black history is important because it instills pride and confidence in children. I experienced this as a child after learning Black History facts for kids during a summer program.

When I was nine-years-old, my older brother, Linsey, asked my mom if I could stay with him for the summers. Linsey and my sister-in-law, Michelle, developed a program called Our Story 101.

The purpose of Our Story 101 was to teach elementary and middle school kids Black history and the contributions of Africans to our world.

I remember learning for the first time that a Black man created the three-way traffic light and clock. I also learned that Mae Jemison, was a NASA astronaut and the first Black woman to travel into space. This information helped me gain confidence in myself and the abilities of others who had my skin color.

This book is available on Amazon. Click the image below to access it.

How do I teach my child black history?

There are a number of ways to teach children black history. You can read books, play games, use flash cards, visit a museum (physically or virtually), watch movies and documentaries, research historical black figures at the library or Internet, and much more.

Once my two sons were born, I wanted to expose them to the same information I learned as a nine-year-old in the Our-Story program. I knew that teaching my sons about the positive contributions of Black people would boost their confidence and embed a lasting thought that they could accomplish anything they put time and effort into.

My original thought was to expose them to this information at nine-years-old, similar to myself. However, I decided that their first exposure to history would be Black history. I started teaching my oldest son at three-years-old.

Because three is such a young age, I could not lecture him. So, I decided to use story-telling and hands-on activities such as games, art, and play to expose him to this information.

My son thought learning black history was fun because of the hands-on activities we did together.

My son designed his own city like Benjamin Banneker designed Washington, DC

My son’s enthusiasm motivated me to share this information with other parents and children through a book called Our-Story Black History For Kids: Scientists. It has over 50 fun art, science experiments, and STEM DIY Projects to help children remember the scientific contributions of Black people.

What is Our-Story Black History for Kids about?

Our-Story Black History for Kids tells the story of 12 Black scientists and their contributions to our world. Each story takes the reader from the scientists’ early life to what they did to make a difference. Parents and children, ages 7 and up, will learn who invented the three way traffic light, Super Soaker Water Gun, Toilet Paper Holder and more.

How will it make Black history facts for kids memorable?

This book was written so parents and their children, ages 7 and up, could be exposed to Black history in a fun and engaging manner. Following each story are hands-on activities you can do at home, school, church, or in the community.

The art, science experiments, and STEM DIY projects help parents and children remember the scientific contributions of Black people. These activities were designed to keep your child’s interest and reinforce the main ideas of each story. Children of all learning styles, kinesthetic, auditory, and visual, will be engaged.

As an added bonus, you will see references to my son’s YouTube channel, Corban’s Fun Learning Adventures, after some of the stories. Here we share science experiments, DIY projects, and learning games for kids weekly.

My goal is that your child will be able to be at home or walk outside and pinpoint the contributions of Black people to our world. This connects with the philosophy that learning can take place anywhere.

I also want children get inspired by the information in the book and think of the infinite possibilities they have in life.  I hope this book encourages children to be innovators and change our world for the better.