10 more plus a Nitrous Oxide Experiment

Learning science has never been this fun. All the experiments that come with it make it even more fun. When kids learn science using simple science projects, it becomes better because they can understand it even more. Here are 10 safe projects that the kids can engage in when they are at school. The idea is about building confidence in the world of experimentation rather than simply leaping in their to play with Carbon Dioxide, Nitrous Oxide and the other global gasses. 


  • Making a parachute where you will need to have a light plastic bag, a pair of scissors, string and small objects that will act as weight. Cut the paper into a square shape and trim the edges such that the paper will have eight sides. Make holes in each of the corners and then tie strings on each of the holes. Then tie all the strings on to the object that acts as weight. Look for a high spot from where you can drop it.
  • There is a spinning bucket experiment to check whether the water can pour as you spin the bucket. The bucket has to be spinning on circular motions. You will need a bucket full of water and the bucket has to have a strong handle to withstand the movements. In addition, this has to be done on open ground.
  • The other experiment is testing whether an egg is good or bad. You will need an egg, a glass jar, salt and water. A good egg will sink in fresh water and it will float in saline water. Making a lava lamp is another exciting simple science project that can be done at school. You will need water, vegetable oil, food color, alka-seltzer and a plastic bottle.
  • Here is another simple science experiment that shows how warm air needs more room. You will need an empty bottle, a balloon and a pot of hot water. Stretch the balloon over the mouth of the empty bottle and you will see that nothing will happen but when you stretch the balloon over the pot of hot water, you notice that the balloon will start to inflate.
  • You can bend water with static electricity; all you need is a plastic comb or an inflated balloon, a slow moving stream of water from a tap and dry hair. Rub the comb or the inflated Balloon onto your hair to create static electricity and then place it near the tap and watch what happens.
  • Another experiment is seeing about the egg bubbles, you will need an egg, hot water, a clear glass jar and a magnifying glass. Once you place the egg in the hot water, you will be able to see some bubbles.
  • Testing the speed of water molecules is another simple science project. You will need a clear glass of hot water and another one of cold water, food coloring and an eyedropper. When you drop the food coloring in the hot water, it spreads faster than in cold water.
  • Another science experiment is when you fill a glass with water, place a cardboard or paper on its mouth and invert it. The water does not pour. This means that the pressure inside the glass is more than the pressure outside and that is what prevents the water from pouring. This is only possible if air does not get into the glass when you are placing the cardboard.
  • Another experiment is checking whether the ice cube will melt when placed in a jar of warm water. The water does not overflow because the melted water from the ice replaces the space that the ice had taken. This is a good one to make people think about how nitrous oxide could do it’s bit to make the world’s oceans rise. Nitrous Oxide is after all more significant a global gas than CO2, the one we all worry about.