Classic Science Experiments - Kids Home Science

C J Evans By C J Evans, 5th Mar 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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A article covering one of the classic science experiments for kids you can pull off from the comfort of your own home.

Classic science experiments - try ice cream

There are so many different experiments that kids can do from home that you really have no excuse not to partake in a couple of them. There are classic science experiments that can be performed using basic household elements from nearly every room in your home.

Now, we all know that it is not that easy to get kids interested in something they deem as education so you have to think outside the box. You have to make learning fun and find ways of converting classic science experiments into more kid-friendly tasks. One way to do this is to introduce one of the edible classic science experiments. Two words - ice cream! What kid does not like ice cream?

Ice cream is one of the kids classic science experiments that you never think of. It is great because you have something to look forward to at the end of the experiment and this in turn will keep the kids interested. The whole process is relatively painless and simple and it begins with boiling up one cup of milk with half a cup of sugar added. Beat three eggs up and then add them to the mixture.

Now comes the stirring - stir well until the mixture looks like a custard and it sticks to the spoon. Remove it from the heat and allow it time to cool right down. Next add some vanilla essence and a cup full of whipped cream to the mixture - stir it up again. Separate the mixture up into various zip-lock bags ( about a serving in each bag ) and place into the freezer. Leave in the freezer for at least three hours and then remove.

Now, I know this is a very basic way to make ice cream but you must remember it is one of the classic science experiments for kids. There are much more professional ways to make ice cream of course but you want the process to be simple so that you can hold your child's attention.

Classic science experiments can be given a whole new lease of life if you concentrate on changing them into something your child is going to enjoy. After all, you are the one who knows you child best. Do not pick an experiment involving chemistry if your child hates that type of science in school - pretty obvious really!

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author avatar David Reinstein,LCSW
5th Mar 2012 (#)

Cool... I mean COLD!

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author avatar Denise O
6th Mar 2012 (#)

I like the idea. Another good one. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar C J Evans
7th Mar 2012 (#)

Hi Denise, thanks! A simple recipe I stumbled across - but effective!

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