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Try out experiments for primary school at home – 4 exciting experiments

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Starting school marks a new chapter in the life of the growing child. In this extremely fruitful development phase, it acquires basic skills and abilities to deal with others, but also with itself as a part of society. In child development between the ages of six and ten, verbal communication plays a leading role in addition to play. The child could be explained how things work, they stay focused longer and their interest in testing materials and tools increases. It is the time to draw your attention in a direction that promotes knowledge and understanding. Solve unconsciously Experiments for elementary school Enthusiasm for physics, chemistry and science.

Experiments for primary schools encourage learning in a playful way

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In addition to the social conditions that children acquire during the school days – postponing needs and resolving conflicts with other children and the teachers – a lot of basic content is also conveyed. These represent the basis for the whole further school and training life. And although the curiosity of the children seems to be infinite, adults mostly feel overwhelmed with the constant questions. Ignoring these or deliberately giving wrong answers arouses either disappointment or anger, depending on the child’s psyche, and also leads to a gradual decline in the child’s thirst for knowledge, reports IPZF (Institute for Education and Future Research) Technical article on pedagogy. Give your children the opportunity to do research and discovery to satisfy their thirst for knowledge at home too. A collection of experiments for elementary school helps you to surprise your offspring and thus develop their interest in nature, technology and chemistry.

Experiments for elementary school – # 1 egg science

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Eggs are very nutritious and healthy. They are eaten raw, boiled, fried or whipped and are included in many dishes. In the shop, chicken eggs are available in sizes, similar to clothing, from S to XL and this basically depends on the breed of the chickens and their age. Eggs have a relatively long shelf life, especially when stored in the refrigerator. Although it is labeled on the box how long the eggs can be kept inside, it is very easy to find out for yourself. This requires a glass in which the egg can move. This is filled up to three quarters with water and the egg is placed in it.

The observation: Where is the egg – is it horizontal at the bottom of the glass or does it rise higher? The air bubble in the egg grows larger over time and drives the egg upwards in the water. If it floats almost to the top, stop using it.

 Experiments for Elementary School – # 2 Fizzy Gas

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Fizzy gas is not only found in water bottles or other beverages. It is also created by mixing many powders and tablets with water. This property of baking powder, for example, causes the dough to rise and several bubbles appear during baking that prevent the dough from sticking together and the bread tastes good. You can’t see the gas, stir it and hardly smell it, but you can catch it in a balloon. Here are the materials needed to carry out these experiments for elementary school at home:

  • bottle
  • balloon
  • long stick to stir
  • funnel
  • Yeast powder (1 pack.)
  • Sugar (1 teaspoon)
  • Flour (4 teaspoons)
  • 100ml warm water
  • Bowl of hot water

Put all dry ingredients in a small bowl and mix with 100ml warm water. Stir and pour into the bottle using the funnel. Then fasten the balloon over the neck of the bottle. Place the bottle in the large bowl and fill it with hot water.

The observation: After a few minutes, the yeast activates, the liquid in the bottle begins to foam, becomes more and produces a gas (CO2) that inflates the balloon.

Experiments for Elementary School # 3 Color by Chemical Reaction

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In the past, colorants were made from natural materials that can be found in the area. Ink, for example, was obtained when Galläpfer left iron or boiled together. The liquid dye can be recognized by its characteristic brown color in old documents and books. A similar ink can also be made at home with ingredients that can be found in the household:

  • a bag of strong black tea
  • rusty iron nail

Let the rusty iron nail stand in dilute hydrochloric acid for a few days until the liquid turns yellow. Boil the black tea strongly in a teacup that is not full and allow to cool. Gradually mix the two liquids.

The observation: when dripping in, black streaks can be seen that form in the tea. This is the real homemade ink. 

Experiments for elementary school – # 4 Make a kaleidoscope and see the world through different eyes

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For many generations the kaleidoscope has appeared as an optical toy that fascinates young and old with a different perspective. However, it was invented in 1816 by the Scottish physicist Sir David Brewster while studying crystals. However, one can easily be tinkered with at home. Since the craft project involves gluing, cutting, and small particles, adult support is required.

Required materials:

  • 3 mirror panes or mirror foil – each 20 x 4cm and not thicker than 3mm
  • 1 sturdy cardboard tube – 5cm in diameter and 20cm long, (a kitchen roll would also work) optionally you can make one out of cardboard
  • colorful crystals, glass balls, pearls, sequins and etc.
  • black cardboard
  • duct tape
  • 1 cardboard strip 16 x 5cm
  • Greaseproof paper or baking paper
  • Fresh-keeping film or tracing paper

Connect the three mirror surfaces so that there is a triangular column with the mirror side inwards. Push this column into the cardboard tube and fix it carefully with tape so that no glue residue is visible. Cut out a circle with a diameter of 5cm from the black cardboard and make a hole in it with a diameter of about 1cm. This circle comes on one side of the tube and the opposite side with clear foil. Shape the cardboard strip (15 x 5cm) into a 5cm long tube so that the mirrored sides fit into it. Measure and fix with adhesive tape. Seal the lower side of the short tube created with greaseproof paper, then fill it with crystals, glass balls and pearls and then put it over the transparent side of the large tube and glue it on. Now the kaleidoscope is ready!

* Use of these instructions is at your own risk. Please supervise and support your child in the experiments!