It’s almost Halloween, and what could be spookier than creating your own fog or more ghastly than making a ghost move magically (or magnetically, in this case)?
Here are four easy, educational Halloween science projects that you can do together with your kids at home.
For more Halloween science fun, check out “Spooky Science Projects for Halloween Part I”.
Using just paper, cardboard, paper clips, and a magnet, turn magnetism into a creative Halloween conversation. Talk with your kids about which metals are magnetic, and play with magnetic push and pull using both sides of the magnet.
This tutorial will show you how it’s done!
Make Your Own Fog
Create your own spooky Halloween effects, and learn a little bit about chemistry in the process. Because this non-toxic DIY fog project uses dry ice, be sure to protect your hands by wearing warm gloves!
Learn about what dry ice is and how to handle and store it here.
The Decomposing Pumpkin
Let the science fun continue after Halloween ends! Use a nature journal with your son or daughter; documenting what he or she thinks will happen as his or her Halloween pumpkin decomposes.
Then, day by day, have your son or daughter observe (see, touch, smell, etc.) the decomposing pumpkin, making notes in his or her journal about their findings.
Do you have a wannabe witch or a fledgling chemist at home? Then this bubbling brew is a must-make Halloween mess! The ingredients are simple, the colors are bright, and the brew washes up easily.
For more science fun at home, check out these Missouri Parent blog posts:
Spooky Science Projects for Halloween Part I
Investigating Autumn with You Students Part I
Investigating Autumn with You Students Part II
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Posted on Thu, October 17, 2013
by MOParent filed under