Children like to play with water and what else can make water experiments more exciting or fun for them. Water is a readily available substance which is clean and safe for your child to perform certain simple water experiments at home. There are several easy water experiments which can provide your child with plenty of fun as well as active learning. Let us take a look at some of the best water experiments which are popular among kids.
Popular Water Experiments:-
- Can you make an egg float on water? : Ask your child with this question and show him how to make an egg float on water with this simple experiment. Take a cup of water and put an egg into it. You will see that it sinks to the bottom. Now let your child add salt to this water until the egg float up to the top. Explain it to your child that putting salt in the water makes it denser and as a result of which the egg floats to the top.
- Floating needle: Take a glass and fill it with water. Now cut a small piece of newspaper and put it on top of the water. On top of this paper place a sewing needle and then carefully push the paper and make it sink with the help of a toothpick. You will see that the sewing needle floats on the water due to cohesion and surface tension.
- How to submerge paper in water without making it wet? : Take a paper and crumple it into a ball. Now put it in a cup and make sure that it is tightly wedged in it. Fill a bucket with water and then turn this cup upside down and submerge it straight down in this bucket. Once submerged take this cup out and you will see that the paper is dry. This happens because of the air pocket which is formed while you are pushing the cup straight down.
Conclusion: The purpose of this article is to showcase some of the amazing water experiments which a child can safely try at home.