A quick and easy science experiment for very young children. An easy experiment to enjoy at home with simple materials. Teach children to love science through hands on learning.
We did this experiment in the 0-5 kids’ section at the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum while we were in Vegas. We really enjoyed that museum, and we even got in free thanks to a reciprocal relationship they have with our local Children’s Discovery Museums, which we have a membership to.
This dancing pasta science experiment is very simple: break thin pasta into short segments (1-2 centimeters) and drop it into soda pop. The pasta sinks down, catches bubbles at the bottom, and floats back up to the top, “dancing”. Mike and I both thought this was really cool! The kids warmed up to it after an initially suspicious reaction:
What are your favorite science experiments for young children?