5 easy education experiments to do with your child this holiday season

These five easy experiments teach different science topics to your kids, all while having fun.

Its Christmas time and we are all want to have fun this holiday season. This is the time when we decorate our homes, setup the Christmas tree wait for our the Christmas presents. This is also the time of the year we spend quality time with our kids, planning the next year for them and enjoying the festivities.

  1. Build your own periscope and learn about properties of light. Learn how to make a periscope at home using mirrors, cardboard box and sticky tape. This experiment gives kids introduction to Physics and helps them understand the properties of light. Read more about building a periscope
Periscope with cardboard box

2. Make a volcano in the backyard: Make a volcano and its lava at home in the backyard. This experiment teaches the kids the concept of volcanoes and how lava flows out of them. This experiment also gives them an introduction to Chemistry and chemical reactions.

Watch the Making of Volcano video

3. Introduction to programming for kids: Kids Coding and programming lessons / tutorials helps improve analytical and problem solving skills in kids. Scratch Junior is an app designed for Toddlers or Kids to do basic animation or games implementing simple logic. This is an introduction to programming for kids.

Download Sketch Jr. App at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scratchjr/id895485086?mt=8
Watch the video of using scratch app.

4. The brush bot experiment This experiment gives kids a great introduction to electrical engineering. It teaches them the concept of anode and cathode and in general electricity providing different devices in our homes. Learn more about Brushbot experiment

5. The Marshmallow bridge All kids love marshmallows. But they also love the bridges. Here, we show you how to create a marshmallow tower and a bridge. This experiment teaches your child the concept of balancing load and building in support into the structures so that they don’t collapse. STEM in action. Learn how to build the marshmallow bridge

Enjoy this holiday season and do let us know how the experiments worked out for you in the comments below.

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