Science Experiments

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Science Experiment 1: Thickening.

thickening using corn starch, science experiment
thickening using corn starch.

For our first experiment, we used corn-starch (which is a thickening agent) placed into a beaker. My son then added some water into the mix. He then stirred in the mixture.

The texture changed, with the liquid becoming firmer, turning into a solid.

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Thickening .

Science Experiment 2: Cheesemaking Process.

science experiment, making cheese
cottage cheese.

I warmed a small amount of milk up in which my son added vinegar and stirred.

My son then strained the liquid using a sieve, leaving behind a substance. (cottage cheese).

Science Experiment 3: UV Rays from the Sun.

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UV Rays from the Sun.

My son threaded the energy beads onto a string (great for improving fine motor skills). I tied the ends together, and we left the bracelet on the kitchen window seal, exposing it to the sun.

The beads changed colour pigment with the ultraviolet ray of light from the sun.

lilac, purple and white bracelet.

Experiment 4: Magnetism.

Magnetism
Magnetism.

Used the magnet stick, iron filings (black) and white sand, we poured the iron filings into one side of a petri dish. My son poured the white sand onto the other side.

iron filings, science experiments
iron filings and white sand.

Using a magnet stick inside a beaker, my son hovered it around the dish, picking up the iron filings and transferring them into another petri dish.

After this experiment, my son made artwork using both iron filings and white sand by moving around the iron filings using the magnet stick.

Disclaimer: Always seek adult supervision when conducting experiments. We used the Learn and Climb Boom! Fun with Science kit that I paid for using my own money. This post is not sponsored. The content of this post is based on personal experience and is for information and educational purposes.

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