Each month The Quirkles do a video segment on KOLR news to promote science with young children. Check out all the science videos below for some easy, fun, and interesting ways to bring science activities into your classroom or home. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter at the top for more fun and FREE science experiment ideas delivered to you each month.
Dr. Seuss's Glibberglubber or Whatever! Aka- Zany Science Zeke's Bubble Slime
Fun with Solids, Liquids and Gas
Secret Santa Message Science
Vampire Veins Halloween Science
Rainbow Snake Bubbles!
Fire and Water Trick!
More fun and easy science experiments for kids from The Quirkles. This science activity is a great one to do outside this summer. Fun with vinegar and baking soda never gets old. Try it out and stand back!
This science activity is a great one to do outside this summer. Fun with vinegar and baking soda never gets old. Try it out with balloons!
More fun and easy science experiments for kids from The Quirkles. Use up some of those extra eggs in the volcano egg science activity and the classic egg in the bottle experiment.
1. Create baking soda paint using a tbsp (or so) of baking soda, couple tsps of water, and some food coloring. Mix it up and experiment until you have the consistency you want.
2. Grab a paint brush and start painting your eggs.
3. Drop some food coloring splashes onto your eggs using a dropper.
4. Pour vinegar on top of the egg and watch the "volcanic eruption" all around your egg (picture the bubbling of a baking soda volcano, but more colorful. Every time is different based on your colorful combinations).
5. Repeat steps 2, 3, and 4 again and again until you get bored and are ready to move on to another egg.
6. Pat off the excess vinegar off lightly or just let them air dry.
The egg bubbles as a result of the baking soda reacting with the vinegar to produce carbon dioxide gas.
Easter Basket Science - Candy Experiments
Easter is just around the corner, and before we know it Easter bunnies will be hiding eggs and leaving candy for children everywhere. Join Terri Johnson with the Quirkles for a fun Easter-theme candy experiment.
Skittles Candy-A lesson in color and density
Pitcher of Water
Fill the bowl with enough water to cover the Skittles. Place three different colored Skittles in the bowl at the edges with the "S" side up, and spaced out so they are not touching each other. Make sure the bowl is on a very stable table and not moved.
The Skittles will sink to the bottom of the bowl. As the candy dissolves, the colors from the dye will spread and eventually blend with one another. The "S" on the Skittles is made from edible ink that does not dissolve. The "S" will peel off the candy and float to the top of the water. Due to the dyes in the candy, Skittles are better for science activities than they are to eat!
Zany Science Zeke's Bouncing Ball
Learn how to make your own bouncing ball! This is another fun and awesome science experiment for kids from The Quirkles. Mix water, borax powder, and food coloring to see what happens! The glue is a polymer. A polymer is a long chain of molecules, very small particles of matter, held together by borax. The borax links the molecules together, and the glue turns stiff. You now have a stretchy and bouncy ball.
Zany Science Zeke's Bouncing Ball
Three ounces of white glue
Borax powder (found in the laundry section of stores)
Two small bowls
Mix one cup of water with two tablespoons of borax powder in one of the bowls. Place the glue in the second bowl, and add three drops of food coloring. Stir the mixture. Add the borax mixture. Stir until the mixture stiffens. Over a paper towel, place the mixture in your hand and start to knead until it is almost dry. Shape into a round ball.
The glue is a polymer. A polymer is a long chain of molecules, very small particles of matter, held together by borax. The borax links the molecules together, and the glue turns stiff. You now have a stretchy and bouncy ball.
Soda Tricks, Fun Explosions, & Science Experiments For Children
More fun science experiments for children from the Quirkles! This month we're having fun with carbon dioxide explosions. We have also included a really cool soda trick too. Shake up your soda as hard as you can! We dare ya :)
Expanding Baby Bottle Experiment
Plastic baby bottle
Baby Bottle Nipple without a hole in the tip
Pour the carbonated soda into the baby bottle and place the nipple on the bottle. Shake the bottle. You will see the carbon dioxide bubbles form inside the bottle, but what happens to the nipple?
The nipple expands to an enormous size due to the carbon dioxide trapped inside of it.