One way to get children engaged is to introduce them to science. Science can get pretty complicated but there are plenty of science experiments that are perfect for young children. Continue reading if you would like some fun experiments for your children or children that you care for.
The Effects of Words on Water
We’ve all heard the saying about sticks and stones. But sooner or later, we all learn how bad words can hurt us. For many years, there have been schools of thought that believe that words have real power. It is believed by many that speaking positivity can foster a positive outcomes and speaking negatively can do the opposite. One scientist believes he has proof that words can change what happens in our lives.
A scientist living in Asia, gathered three mason jars and fill them with water as well as rice. He said nice things to the first jar and spewed hateful words at the second while saying nothing at all to the third jar. What he found was that the jar that received the bad word turned moldy and black very fast. The ignored jar was slightly brown. However, the jar that got nice words seemed to stay fresh. He said these results were the same no matter how many times he performed the experiment.
This experiment is good because not only is it easy but because the results are not made up of calculations but visuals. Lots of people have done this experiment and have claimed to see differences in the various jars. This scientific experiment would be good for bring home the importance of being nice and thinking positively.
Clouds in Jars
You can make use of the mason jars used in the previous experiment with this next experiment. The purpose of this experiment is to demonstrate how clouds work. All you need for this experiment is some food coloring, water, jars and shaving cream.
They need to fill the jar up with water and then place shave cream on top. The shaving cream even looks like a real cloud. Then they need to add drops of food coloring. The food color is the precipitation in the cloud. Eventually the food coloring will seep through the clouds and into the water, showing the children how clouds work. This experiment colorfully demonstrates what happens when clouds get so full of precipitation that it rains.
The simplicity of these experiments is what makes them so good for young children. They are fun and hands on. The most important thing with young children and science is getting them involved and these experiments are perfect for that.
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