The two most dreaded words any parent can hear are, “I’m bored.” If your kids are so overwhelmed with boredom that they feel the need to complain about it, you could soon have bigger problems on your hands than a little whining.
Without something interesting to occupy them, children’s moods can quickly take a turn for the worse.
As tempting as it can be to turn on the TV or hand them the video game controller, these are nothing but electronic pacifiers that do nothing to help kids strengthen their curiosity or engage with the world around them.
That’s why it’s a good idea to have several simple — but stimulating — science experiments you can do with items found around the house. These are safe, exciting activities that do more than just pass the hours on a rainy day or after school.
These experiments may awaken an interest in science and the natural world that will serve as the foundation for a lifetime of learning. For example, a simple plastic comb and a trickle of tap water can introduce your kids to the concepts of positive and negative electrical charges.
A handful of rubber bands can become an experiment testing physics and encouraging kids to develop their own hypotheses and theories about how they work.
A little creativity and a few household items could be the difference between boredom and a lifelong passion for learning. For a list of 10 easy household science experiments your kids can do right now, check out the accompanying resource.
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