What is good about science so you had better introducing it to your children since early ages? Well, it is not easy to answer your question because there are so many reasons why your children should learn science, for example building their logical thinking and raising the love of learning. Those are the things you want your beloved kids to have. As a parent you should find the best way to make them like science and teach them about science especially if they have not gone to school. You know, it is never too early to teach a good thing to young children as they have a better memory thus absorbing the knowledge will be easier.
Science is not merely about concepts and theories, it is also about experiments to test whether the idea that one has is right or wrong. Surprisingly, this is also a good and enjoyable way for your children to learn science at home! Simple and fun experiments can teach them many things about physics, chemistry, mathematics, and so on. With a little help from you, your lovely kids will be little scientists in this weekend. It is just amazing. Here are some fun science experiments that you can do at home with them:
This is probably the simplest science experiment that you also did when you were at school, floating eggs. To do this experiment, you just need a glass, tap water, salt water, and an egg. Normally, when you drop an egg into tap water, it will sink. But surprisingly, it is floated when you add salt water into the glass. Why? Because salt water is denser than tap water; and denser water enables the egg to float. Yes, through this experiment, you teach your children fun facts about density in which they will learn more about it later when they go to school.
Refreshing fizzy lemonade
A fizzy drink is a perfect drink when you feel hot and you can make it yourself while teaching your children about chemical reactions between an acid and a base. To make a fizzy lemonade, you need a drinking glass, lemon, water, one teaspoon of baking soda, and sugar if you like a sweeter taste. Squeeze the lemon into the glass and pour water as much as the juice you have there. Then, stir in the teaspoon of baking soda; voila! You see the bubbles in the lemon water! Where does the fizz come from? Tell your kids that it is the chemical reactions between lemon (an acid) and baking soda (a base). If you want to drink it, add some sugar for a sweeter taste.
Mixing water and oil
Sometimes, your two kids fight and cannot get a long for some time; you can show the same thing to them through this experiment. While all they know is water can dissolve many substances like sugar and salt, oil is the one that cannot get along. Put water and oil into a bottle and shake it for a while. At first, the oil seem to be dissolved but like a magic, it suddenly floats. Why does that happen? Because oil has a lower density compared to water and that is why they cannot get along. Do the experiments in their weekend and see how they make your child amazed.