5 Fun Science Experiments for Kids (6yrs to 10yrs)

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the world to a standstill as everyone has to stay at home. For professionals, except for a few adjustments, it does not make a major difference since most are still working from home. However, this is not true for children whose experiences have been quite different during this lockdown period. As outdoor activities are prohibited, these easy science experiments can keep children engaged, entertained and also help them to learn.

The activities listed below have been put together to ensure that children find it easy to perform under the guidance of their parents.

Tornado in a Bottle/Jar

You will need:

A clean Mason jar /bottle

3 cups of tap water

1 teaspoon of dish soap

1 teaspoon vinegar

Glitter or other small objects {optional}

Fill the Mason jar in such a way that about inch of space is left at the top. Then pour in the dish soap and vinegar. Close the lid tightly. Lid should be properly closed otherwise Tornado may get free and create a mess.

Holding one hand on top and one below swirl the jar for about 5 seconds and see the magic.

Colourful Flower

You will need:-

White flowers


Food colouring

Small vases

Cut a single flower with stem, preferably short stem as it will give you quicker result as the colour has to travel all the way up the stem to get to the petals. Cut the stem on an angle to give a greater surface area for the coloured water to enter by.

Now place the flower in a small, short vase or glass (a shot glass works well) in such a way that stem is inside the water and petals are above water level and add plentiful amount of food colouring.

After 30 minutes you will some colour in the petals. You can also take “time lapse”

Make a video on your mobile to see the changes happening quickly.

Indoor Rainbow

You will need:-

Small mirror

Circular glass jar or large plain drinking glass filled with water



Place the small mirror inside the jar or glass. Make sure the mirror is slightly tilted upwards. Then take your glass into a very dark room with white walls. Shine your torch onto the mirror and watch as the colours of the rainbow appear.

Fizzing Lemonade

You will need:

1 lemon

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1 glass of cold water 1-2 teaspoons of sugar (to taste)




Measuring spoon

Squeeze (and strain) the juice of one lemon into a glass. Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda, stir it to get the reaction happening. Now, add some sugar to water and add this water to lemon mixture. Your frothing and fizzing lemonade is ready!

Dancing Picture

You will need:

A glass plate/bowl/picture frame

Dry erase marker


Draw a simple picture on the glass. A stick figure i.e. all the lines are connected with each other. Tip your bowl tilted on one side and pour water onto the plate or into the bowl slowly, in such a way that the water goes under the drawing. The picture will float on the water. Swirl the water around to make the picture dance and move.

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