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NEB Kids’ Science Day Experiments

Here are some simple experiments that you can perform with your elementary aged students. Each experiment contains a detailed protocol, explanation of the experiment and a video. Please visit Promoting Science Education for more educational resources available from NEB.

 

DNA extraction

Students will use strawberries to extract DNA.

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Making molecules

Students will learn about the molecular structure of water.

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Density, volume & mass

Students will learn about measurements and the properties of density, mass and volume, as well as where each can be applied and implemented.

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Forensic lab

Find out who stole the piece of cake by using ink and the crumbs left behind to match the suspect to the crime.

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Elephant toothpaste

This is a demonstration showing that chemical reactions can occur faster when a catalyst is added.


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Microscope world

Explore the diversity of organisms found in pond water using microscopes and magnifying glasses.

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Tie dye milk experiment

Students will learn about surface tension using a tie dye milk experiment.


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Which foods do yeast like best?

Investigate whether an artificial sweetener or sugar will allow yeast to produce carbon dioxide more effectively.

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Fun with acids & base

Students will use red cabbage juice as a pH indicator to classify substances as acids or bases and will also use vinegar to dissolve baking soda as an example of neutralization.

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