Quite a few years ago my oldest had a love-hate relationship with fireworks. The loud booms bothered him, yet he loved the bright colors and magnificent displays of light in the sky. We used ear plugs and headphones to help him when he was younger, but I wanted to show him a fun way to do fireworks.
That’s when I saw a post about Fireworks in a Jar. It was perfect! So I set it up and we went out to the back porch. We talked about the ingredients and I asked him what he thought would happen when we poured the in the colors. He was completely fascinated and blown away at the result. In fact, he played with it until the water turned black from adding too many colors.
I loved every minute of that science experiment. For one, it was contained in a jar, which is huge for a busy mom of six, like me. It literally made cleanup a snap! Second, it was simple and easy enough for him to do on his own (with supervision). And third, it occupied him for more than half an hour. I call that a WIN-WIN-WIN in my homeschool book.
After that, I was on a mission to find more sciecne experiments in a jar. You would be amazed at the number of experiments you can adapt and do in a contained space. Some of them, like the tornado and lava lamps, can even be done multiple times.
Grab some jars and check out these fun, in-home science experiments you can do today!
Fireworks in a Jar | I Can Teach My Child
How Trees Breathe Science Experiment | STEAMsational
Winter Snow Storm in a Jar | Little Bins for Little Hands
Upside Down Glass of Water Science Experiment | Cool Science Experiments
Heart Pumping Human Body Science Experiment | Forgetful Momma
Make a Hurricane in a Jar | One Time Through
Rainbow in a Jar Experiment | Primary Playground
Balloon Air Pressure Experiment in a Jar | Darcy and Brian
Color Changing Flowers | STEAMsational
Musical Jars Science Experiment | Cool Science Experiments
Cloud in a Jar Weather Activity for Kids | Little Bins for Little Hands
Ocean Zones in a Jar | I Can Teach My Child
Dinosaur Salt Crystal Science Experiment | STEAMsational
Homemade Butter Science Experiment | 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Ocean in a Bottle | Happy Hooligans
Make a Sediment Jar | Raising Lifelong Learners
Viscosity of a Liquid | Cool Science Experiments
Seed Sprouting Science Experiment | STEAMsational
Popcorn and Salt Science Experiment | Awe Filled Homemaker
Water Temperature Science Experiments | Cool Science Experiments
Rainbow Walking Water Experiment | Messy Little Monsters
Valentine’s Day Lava Lamp | STEAMsational
Disappearing Egg Activity for Kids | Premeditated Leftovers
Ocean Life Science for Kids | Natural Beach Living
What Causes a Thuderstorm | Life with Moore Babies
Oil Bubbles in Water | Cool Science Experiments
Leaf Chromatography Science Experiment | STEAMsational
Fizzy Balloons | I Can Teach My Child
Science Experiment: Why Do Leaves Change Color | How We Learn
Pick up a Ball with a Jar | Cool Science Experiments
The Best Candy Cane Science Experiment | STEAMsational
Glow in the Dark Storm in a Jar | Growing a Jeweled Rose
Mixing Oil & Water Science Experiment | Cool Science Experiments
Hot and Cold Water Density Experiment | STEAMsational
Ball Mason Jar-16 oz. Clear Glass Heritage Series – Set of 4Learn & Climb Kids Science Kit – Over 60 Experiments, Fun with Science!The Everything Kids’ Science Experiments BookMason Jar Science: 40 Slimy, Squishy, Super-Cool ExperimentsScience in a Jar: 35+ Experiments in Biology, Chemistry, Weather, and More!The Mason Jar Scientist: 30 Jarring STEAM-Based Projects
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Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating UNIT STUDIES and FREE PRINTABLES for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about homeschooling, homemaking and marriage while trying to maintain her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers where she shares her tips on homeschooling without breaking the bank.