Experiments to do at Home! 14 DIY Science Experiment Ideas!

Ready for the coolest and most fascinating
science experiments you’ve ever seen? I bet you are so check these out! I’m back and today we’re making a bunch of
awesome science experiments! They are all so amazing and magical and the
best part is that you can find all the ingredients in your kitchen. So let’s put our scientific glasses on and
let’s get started! Let’s make a mesmerizing and magical galaxy
out of milk! Yup, you heard me right, how mind-blowing
is that? Take some whole milk and pour it onto a plate. I’m using a pie plate, but any kind will work. Now grab some food coloring and squeeze it
out, making a few color bunches around the plate. I decided to use blue and purple, because
as said – I wanted to make it look like a galaxy. You can also make a rainbow explosion, by
using all the beautiful colors of the rainbow! To activate our magical galaxy we need to
dip a cotton pad or a napkin in some dish soap. Then place it right in the middle of your
plate and let this epic show begin! The colors will start dancing around, creating
gorgeous marbled effect. Seems like the dish soap is pushing milk towards
the outer edge of a plate. Food coloring wants to have some fun too,
so it joins the ride, leaving beautiful colored traces behind. To make this look like a real galaxy, lets
pour in some silver glitter to represent the stars! You can even take a couple of q-tips and play
with it. Just one swipe creates such a gorgeous swirly
marble effect, how pretty! I could seriously play and watch these swirls
for days! Let’s take our galaxy to another level of
epicness – yup that’s possible! I’m going to add in some holographic heart
shaped confetti too. These hearts are so sparkly and beautiful. Sprinkle them all around your milky galaxy
and you are ready to enjoy the sparkliest galaxy dance. But what is the science behind this awesome
experiment? The main job of dish soap is to go after fat
and break it down. Soap chases the fat molecules in milk and
tries to dissolve them. This causes the food coloring to move and
mix, creating a beautiful colorful display. That’s why whole milk works the best for this
experiment – the fattier the better! This way the soap has lots of fat molecules
to catch, which results in a happier colorful dance on your plate. How mesmerizing is this?! I’ve been playing with this magical galaxy
for over an hour and the colors just kept bursting from the center! Milk and soap truly are a magic couple! Honey, I put the lunch box in your school
bag! Yes mum, like always! Hahahaha! Mum! All you need to make cute banana messages
is a toothpick! Make small holes in the banana peel close
to each other. You can write dotted words or make little
drawings. At first these holes will look yellow, but
after a minute they will become brown! If you leave a banana on the counter it will
get browny and ripe. This happens because bananas contain an enzyme
called polyphenol oxidase. This enzyme reacts with oxygen and coats the
banana with a sort of rust, which accounts for the dark brown color. When making small holes in the banana peel
we are in a way speeding up this reaction – polyphenol oxidase cells burst and mix
up with oxygen. An oxidation reaction happens and the parts
where we make holes, turn brown. But no worries, the banana inside will remain
totally intact. What a cool oxidation experiment and nonetheless
amazing DIY life hack! These banana messages are so adorable and
perfect to brighten up your own or your friend’s day! Time to make the most epic and mesmerizing
lava lamp experiment. Fill up your glass or a vase with any kind
of oil. I’m using the cheapest vegetable oil I could
find in my supermarket. Pour in a bit of water as well. Since water has higher density than oil, it
will sink to the bottom of the glass. This already looks so satisfying to watch! But you guys are not ready for the magic that
happens later. Drip a few drops of food coloring into the
glass. Food coloring doesn’t mix with oil. Because of the density, color drops travel
through the oil layer until they reach the water surface. Now for the fun part! Take any kind of fizz tablet and drop it into
your glass. The tablet will immediately sink to the bottom
and start releasing small bubbles of carbon dioxide gas. This happens because fizz tablet contains
citric acid and baking soda. When these two ingredients react with water
sodium citrate and carbon dioxide gas are formed. The carbon dioxide gas bubbles start rising
to the top and take some of the colored water along for the ride. The gas escapes into the air when it reaches
the top and the colored water is left alone on the oil surface. Since water has a higher density than oil,
the little water bubble falls back down. Anyhow, this lava lamp looks so fascinating
and I could literally watch these colored bubbles traveling up and down for hours. When your tablet fizzes away completely, you
can simply throw in a new one and enjoy the show again. This experiment is so inexpensive to try but
so satisfying to watch! A must try for sure! Wanna take a bet? I bet ten bucks that I can eat glass! Of course, that’s stupid! Well, you owe me ten bucks because check this
out! Another super yummy experiment, which totally
works as a delicious dessert is edible glass! Yup, this thing looks just as glass, but tastes
exactly like a lollipop. Take a mold – I’m using this heart silicone
one and spray it with a bit of non stick cooking spray. Spread it around the mold evenly with a tissue
paper. Now let’s cook up some yummy glass. Place a pot over the heat and pour in 3.5
parts of sugar, 1.5 parts of corn syrup and 1 part of water. Optionally add a drop or two of food coloring. Even after the mixture starts boiling, you
should keep on cooking and stirring it all the time. Your edible glass has to reach the temperature
of 150 degree Celsius or 300 Fahrenheit, if you want it to set hard. Now we can take this yumminess of the heat
and carefully pour it into the mold. The mixture is extremely hot so be super careful
with it. Leave your edible glass to cool down and then
take it out of the mold. Voila here’s our edible glass all done and
it tastes delicious! The most important part when making lollipops
or hard candy is that you boil the mixture until it reaches 300 Fahrenheit. Once cooled down this candy becomes shiny,
transparent and rigid but fragile – exactly like glass! Try pranking your friends making them believe
you can eat glass. I’m sure they’ll be so confused! How flipping cool is this fizzy colored reaction,
right? Pour a teaspoon of baking soda in any kind
of glass, jar or a test tube. I’m using a funnel to help me out. I want to make 6 colorful reactions so I’m
filling up 6 transparent glass tubes. To make the eruptions nice and colorful, go
ahead and add a few drops of food coloring in your glass. If you skip this step your explosions will
be white, which is just as cool. I’m alternating between purple and blue in
each of my test tubes. Alright, are we ready for some epic bubbly
explosions? Let’s quickly add a splash of vinegar to each
tube and enjoy the awesome fizzy performance! Wow, so cool, right? I made my explosions look like a galaxy with
purple and blue but imagine making one with all the rainbow colors. That would look fantastic! When the reaction slows down and the eruptions
stop, you can simply pour more vinegar into your glass and watch the show once again! So what causes these fascinating explosions? Baking soda and vinegar react to form carbon
dioxide gas. The carbon dioxide bubbles rise to the surface
of the baking soda and vinegar mixture in the same way that carbon dioxide rises in
carbonated beverages. When the bubbles pop, carbon dioxide escapes
in the air. This experiment is so affordable and easy
to make but so fascinating and cool! Have fun mixing different colors, or even
adding glitter and confetti. I bet that would look amaze-balls! Also, you don’t have to have all the protective
equipment as glasses and stuff. This experiment is super safe. I just wanted to look more scientific and
serious! I’ve seen a skittles experiment allover internet
and it looked super cool so I had to try it out. Take a bunch of skittles and place them on
a plate, making a giant circle, heart, star, or any other shape. I went for the tropical version of skittles
because I think the colors are prettier then with the original ones. My circle is complete and luckily there’s
one skittle left for me, yummy! Pour a small amount of warm water onto a plate
and watch the magic happen! The colors from skittles will start traveling towards the center, making a magical colorful wheel. However, it seems like my table is not completely
horizontal, because as you can see the colors on one side have expanded way further from
the edge than the colors on the other side. Instead of symmetrical colored wheel I got
more like a palm tree design! I actually really love it! Nah, I’m so sick of this spaghetti. Why settle down for plain and boring pasta
when we can easily transform it into the most epic rainbow color explosion?! This is such a fun coloring experiment plus
a totally delicious recipe! First off you need to cook your spaghetti
as usual. Fill a pot with water and wait for it to start
boiling. Take any kind of pasta or spaghetti and throw
it into the boiling water. When that’s cooked, drain your pasta by pouring
the pot of spaghetti and water through a colander. Now it’s time for the fun part, which is coloring
up our delicious spaghetti. Take a few smaller bowls – one for each
color – and fill them up with water. Add a bit of food coloring into each bowl
to color it up. I went for red, green, yellow and blue. Keep in mind that the more color you mix in
your water, the more vibrant and potent the color of your spaghetti will be. These are ready so let’s throw in our spaghetti! Leave them soak for at least five to ten minutes. The longer you leave your spaghetti sit in
their colorful bath, the more color they absorb and brighter they get. All that’s left to do is to drain them and
look at these amazing colors! I seriously didn’t expect them to turn out
that vibrant! Definitely the coolest spaghetti I’ve ever
seen. Imagine inviting your friends over for a dinner
and serving them with these epic rainbow spaghetti. They would be so impressed and probably a
bit confused too! This coloring technique is super quick and
easy, so much fun to try, plus you can use it for spaghetti, macaroni, basically pasta
in any shape or form. And don’t be scared, the spaghetti will taste
just as usual! Enjoy them like this or add any topping or
sauce of your choice. Bon appetite! I’ve always found it so fascinating how some
liquids don’t mix but they rather float on top of each other. The reason is density. Let’s make an epic density experiment! I gathered various liquids that I found in
my kitchen and we’re going to layer them up. First off is honey! It is the most dense off all the liquids I
have. Density basically tells you how much weight
is packed into a particular volume. It’s a comparison between an object’s
mass and its volume. Next up is dish soap. It has lower density than honey, so it floats
above it. If we take the same amount of two liquids
or objects, the one that is heavier has a larger density. Now it’s time for water! I colored it blue so that it’s easier to distinguish
from other liquids used in the experiment. While pouring the water in, it can mix with
dish soap a bit, but it will eventually separate and gather on top, due to lower density. Let’s continue with oil. Oil is lighter than water, so it naturally
floats above it. The last liquid to join our density tower
is spirit or pure alcohol. I colored it in red, to make it a bit prettier. Spirit is the lightest and the least dense
liquid of all so it stays at the top. At this point you can try experimenting with
other liquids that you have… See which of those are more or less dense
than water. I kind of want to put this density tower in
my room as a decoration! Let’s take our experiment on a next level by dropping in some objects
as well! A rubber duck stays on top as it’s filled
with air, which is less dense than spirit. A metal ring is the heaviest and most dense
of all the liquids and objects. It sinks right to the bottom. A cherry tomato is an interesting one! As you can see, it stops right below the water
surface. These plastic beads got stuck above the tomato
at first, but they ended up sinking down and stopped just above the honey layer. This is so interesting, right? What a great and fun way to test density of
different objects. It looks so cool to see the objects floating
on different layers of our density tower. I casually decided to throw a fizz tablet
into this density column! And I’m so happy that I did it because look
at this epicness! The reason for this crazy tablet behavior
is that the fizz tablet contains citric acid and baking soda. When these two ingredients get in contact
with water, sodium citrate and carbon dioxide gas are formed. Carbon dioxide bubbles gather around the tablet
and carry it on top of the tower. Once this happy bunch reaches the surface,
carbon dioxide gas bubbles say «bye» and they escape in the air. Poor tablet is left alone and without all
the bubbly helpers it sinks right down. This is the reason why our little fizz tablet
looks like it’s gone ballistic, jumping up and down the tower like a crazy bouncy ball. It’s time for a super cool glow in the dark
experiment which also doubles up as a delicious treat! We are making yummy glow in dark popsicles. To make these even more fascinating we’re
going to add gummy candy as well! Grab your favorite gummy candy – I went
for gummy bears and sour gummy patches – and throw them into your popsicle molds. For the glow in the dark ingredient we are
using tonic water! Fill the molds with this magical glowing liquid. Lastly we need to put lids on and stick our
popsicles into the freezer for a few hours. There we go – delicious gummy candy glow in the dark popsicles are all done and ready to eat. These popsicles also look so gorgeous with
all the pretty colors. But they look even better in the dark, under
the UV light. Tonic water is a carbonated soft drink which
contains quinine. Quinine is a fluorescent substance. See how our popsicles glow in the dark? Pretty amazing right?! I think they are perfect for a party! You can surprise your friends with spooky
glow in the dark popsicles and drinks. I am sure they would be totally amazed. What an easy, affordable and hands down awesome
DIY treat idea. I absolutely love it! I’m bored.. Let’s play with sand! Don’t stress out if there’s no good sand playground
nearby. You can make your very own rainbow sand using
rice! Mix a few drops of food coloring into one
quarter of a cup of vinegar. Fill a zip lock bag with one cup of white
rice. Now pour the colored vinegar in the bag. Zip the bag tightly and have fun squishing
it until all the rice is colored evenly. You can make a lot of different colors. My first one was red, here I’m making a pretty
teal rice and last but not least I have yellow. Pour your colored rice out onto a tray lined
with baking paper and let it dry for a few hours. I like to spread it around evenly to speed
up the drying time. The rice is all dry so let the fun begin! You can play with it just like with sand – feels
so nice and satisfying. There is seriously so many fun things you
can do with this beautiful colorful rice. I honestly became like a 5 year old playing
with it! You can even use it as a decoration and fill
a transparent vase with layers of colored sand – it looks so gorgeous! I want to make colored rice in minty green
and pink – it would fit my room perfectly. Next we’re making a super fascinating lemon
volcano experiment! Grab a lemon, put it on your cutting board
and snip away the bottom and top parts like this. The next step is pretty aggressive, but in
order to release more juice we got to stab our lemon a few times using a knife, spoon
or a wooden popsicle stick. Pour in about a tablespoon of baking soda. Add a few drops of food coloring, drip in
a bit of soap as well and we are ready to activate this epic bubbly volcano! Simply pour in some lemon juice and look at
this cool volcano eruption! So what’s the science behind these awesome
volcanic explosions? Lemon juice contains citric acid. When citric acid is mixed with baking soda,
the two react to form carbon dioxide and sodium citrate, which causes the liquid to fizz and
bubble. Dish soap further enhances the formation of
foam and bubbles. This science experiment is so exciting and fascinating but it also smells super fresh and yummy. You can make it with any possible color. As you can see the combination of blue and
purple results in an epic galaxy eruption! How gorgeous: lemony scented galaxy volcano
– world’s coolest volcano for sure! Mmmm. Ouch! To avoid such painful situations, let’s make
some DIY edible bowls. They are completely safe to eat and taste
divine. Put your chocolate or candy melts in a double
boiler. I am using green and white candy melts. Due to the heat our chocolate pieces undergo
a physical change, from solid to liquid. On a hot day, sunlight is usually enough to
melt the chocolate, something we’ve probably all experienced already. How delicious does this look, yummy! Place both, white and green melted chocolate
into a bowl. You can just pour the mixtures in simultaneously,
but mine are quite thick so I have to use two spoons to do that. Grab a knife and make a swirl to mix the two
chocolate colors a little bit. Blow a bunch of small balloons. I’m using regular water balloons and they
work perfectly! So let’s make our first chocolate bowl. Dip a balloon in your melted chocolate. You can roll it around to make the bowl deeper
and to get more of that marble effect. Pull the balloon up and now you can decorate
the bowl with loads of beautiful sprinkles. Place it on a piece of parchment paper and
wait for the chocolate to harden. You can of course make lots of edible bowls,
by dipping more balloons in your melted chocolate. Also be creative with your toppings, I’m using
sprinkles, but anything from crushed cookies, nuts or dried fruits will work. I made my bowls look like a spring grass field,
full of flowers and blooms – so pretty! When the chocolate is completely hard, it’s
time to pop the balloons. So grab a needle and let the fun begin! There we go – the bowls are done and they
turned out gorgeous! For two colored bowls you can simply use dark
and white chocolate. I happened to have green and white candy melts
on hand so I decided to use them. I filled one up with a raspberry sorbet, whipped
cream and some more sprinkles. These chocolate bowls are perfect for a party,
especially because you can customize them to fit any theme. For a Halloween party you can use dark chocolate,
and decorate them with Halloween themed sprinkles. For valentines you can sprinkle them with
red hearts. Mine turned out like the perfect Easter baskets,
right? Using only two kitchen ingredients you can
make this amazing glow in the dark slime, which magically transforms from solid to liquid. Take about half a cup of corn starch plus
six tablespoons of tonic water and mix in a bowl until they’re evenly combined. You’ll notice that the mixture gets thick
and pretty hard to mix but as soon as you stop stirring, it becomes runny like a liquid. And when you touch it feels kinda like a very
hard pudding! If you take it in your hands it behaves like
a play dough as long as you are moving it. The second you keep it still, this magical
dough will run everywhere – just like a liquid! This is so weird! You can make your slime using only corn starch
and water. But we used tonic water, and we already know
that tonic water glows under the UV light. Consequently our magical slime glows in the
dark as well! This makes it even more fascinating and cool. But why is our cornstarch slime behaving so
weirdly? Applying pressure to the mixture increases
its viscosity or thickness. Throwing this dough back and forth between
hands makes it feel hard, because it forces the cornstarch particles together. But if you leave it still for a few moments,
the dough will run down your fingers like water. Standing still will give the cornstarch particles
time to move and gravity will naturally pull them down. What a fun, quick and inexpensive DIY experiment
to make! This one seriously blew me away! I’ll show you how to instantly transform water
into ice and grow these magical ice mountains right in front of your eyes! Take a bottle of purified or distilled water
and put it in the freezer. Wait for about 2 hours and fifteen to thirty
minutes. Carefully take the bottle out of the freezer
and unscrew the lid. Have a piece of ice or frozen metal on hand
and start pouring the water on the ice. As you can see a real ice mountain starts
growing right in front of you! How flipping amazing is that! This happens because in the freezer the water
temperature has dropped below 0 degree Celsius. Water wants to freeze but there are no impurities
to initiate the formation of ice crystals – we say that the water is super-cooled. As soon as it touches an ice cube the crystallization
occurs and we get an epic ice mountain. So mind blowing! Alternatively try carefully pouring the super-cooled
water into a clean glass. The glass has to be extremely clean, since
even the slightest impurity and can initiate the crystallization. Drop a piece of ice in and check out how ice
crystals start forming instantly. How cool right? You can totally freeze a glass of water in
an instant just by dropping in a bit of ice. So there you go me and you are just as cool
and magical as Elsa from Frozen! Reading about science in books can sometimes
be boring and hard to understand. But if you actually try it out, you’ll find
out how fascinating and cool it is! These science experiments are easy, fun and
super affordable – I hope you try them out! So, which of these experiments was your favorite? I honestly had the best time filming all of
them but my favorite was probably the milk galaxy one, because it was just so magical and mesmerizing! Give the video a big thumbs up if you want
to see more experiments like these and I’ll talk to you soon! Bye! Don’t be afraid to try out something new,
different and crazy. Because life is one big experiment and the
more experiments you make, the better!