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?