4 Science Experiments That Are As Good As Magic
You know, it really doesn't take a lot to keep kids entertained, and these 4 magic tricks are sure to wow any kid. The really great thing about these experiments is that they can easily be performed in the comfort of your home. Flying cups, floating forks, a rubbery bone, or water that changes color when you move it around – a little bit of chemistry, a smidge of physics, and lots of magic! These super fun magic tricks will keep your kids and busy and teach them a little something at the same time – talk about a win-win situation!
1. Flying Cups
- 3 plastic cups
To stack up plastic cups without even touching them, put two cups that are stacked on top of each other in front of you and place another one a little further back. Now blow into the cup that's stacked on top of the other and watch as it flies right into the other cup. This little magic trick is a guaranteed jaw-dropper!
2. Balancing Forks
- 2 forks
- 2 toothpicks
- salt shaker
2.1 Jam 2 forks together by their prongs and put a toothpick in the middle.
2.2 Now stick another toothpick into the hole of a salt shaker.
2.3 Place the tip of the toothpick that's stuck between the two forks on the tip of the toothpick in the salt shaker. Now you've got two floating forks. Can you believe?!
3. Bendy Bones
- chicken bone
Put a chicken bone in vinegar and let it soak for a week. Once you remove the one, you'll be able to bend it back and forth. Vinegar dissolves bone calcium, and without calcium, bones become elastic. Mind = blown!
4. Color-Changing Water
- distilled water
- vitamin C powder
- hot water
- corn starch
- hydrogen peroxide
- 2 glasses
4.1 Put some distilled water and 1 teaspoon of vitamin C powder into a glass and add iodine.
4.2 Put hot water, 1 teaspoon of corn starch, and hydrogen peroxide into the other glass.
4.3 Now pour the liquid from the first glass into the second glass and back again. Watch as the color of the water starts to change. The more you move the water from glass to glass, the darker it'll get. Vitamin C changes the color of iodine, and hydrogen peroxide gradually restores the color in iodine. Crazy!
If the smallest members of your household are bored out of their minds, try some of these fun magic tricks! Your kids are not going to know what hit 'em. And it's not like you have to go and order a bunch of stuff online – you most likely have all the materials you need at home. Plus, you can turn it into a fun science lesson and be the one magician that actually reveals his secrets!
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