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    About the course

     Kids will feel like the next best thing to Harry Potter as they get to:

    • Discover how an invisibility cloak works

    • Make cardboard tubes fly

    • Write messages in invisible ink

    • Fly a hot-air balloon powered by the toaster

    • Make a volcano - and it erupts in the garden

    • Make (and eat) scrumptious fizzy candy 

    • Produce electric slime

    Children are curious and love seeing how things work. What’s even better is doing stuff for themselves. Especially when it’s fun, exciting and a little crazy. And this online course has 50 madcap science experiments for kids at home.

    Kids will feel like a wizard at Hogwarts as they use household objects and kitchen appliances to recreate mind-blowing experiments.

    For each of the home science experiments:

    • First comes the fun stuff - carrying out the experiment for themselves and watching in amazement as magic seemingly happens before their eyes

    • Next they’ll want to know why it happens. Following each experiment there is an explanation of why it works

    • Finally they get to see how it applies in real life. They get to relate their home science experiments with what goes on in the world

    At home, science experiments for kids are so entertaining that they’ll want to do them again and again.

    As well as sparking their interest in science, you’re turning their attention off screen time. And that’s got to be a formula for success.

    Start now and pick which of the easy-to-follow experiments to carry out first.

    What you will learn

    • How to get children to fall in love with science by conducting their very own home science experiments

    • 50 incredible experiments to inspire children to try something new and be hands on

    • Discover incredible facts about science that you can relate to the real world

    • Be able to do incredible things like make your own clouds, turn cream into butter or find out if an egg is hard-boiled or raw

    • How science isn’t difficult or dull but relates to things we do and see in our everyday lives

    • How to use household objects, such as bottles of fizzy drink and crisp packets, to make fireworks or cause eruptions

    • Children will carry out experiments, then see why it works in the way it does before understanding the science behind it


    International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.


    Course Breakdown

    Module 1: Let’s Get Started!
    • 1.1 Make your own submarine
    • 1.2 Create a cloud in a bottle
    • 1.3 Rice quicksand
    • 1.4 Homemade litmus test
    • 1.5 Iron out your cereal
    • 1.6 Hurricane in a bottle
    • 1.7 Is that egg hard-boiled?
    • 1.8 Measure the speed of light with margarine
    • 1.9 Freeze a soft drink, instantly
    • 1.10 Chip bag fireworks
    Module 2: Fun Experiments For Future Scientists
    • 2.1 Homemade fiber optics
    • 2.2 Soft drink volcano
    • 2.3 Toaster-powered hot-air balloon
    • 2.4 Use your loaf - how to make bread taste sweet
    • 2.5 Why is the sky blue?
    • 2.6 Extract DNA from a kiwi
    • 2.7 How to fool your senses
    • 2.8 Electric slime
    • 2.9 The chemistry of coppers
    • 2.10 Make your own pond skater
    Module 3: At-home Fun With Science
    • 3.1 Make your own magnifying glass
    • 3.2 Homemade lava lamp
    • 3.3 Strange glows from sugar
    • 3.4 The mysterious sound of an oven shelf
    • 3.5 Just chill out.. your glow stick
    • 3.6 Tangtastic: make your own fizzy candy
    • 3.7 Plant hydraulics, and why slugs and salt don’t mix
    • 3.8 Hang an ice cube from a thread
    • 3.9 Liquid behaving badly
    • 3.10 Invisibility cloak
    Module 4: Even More Fun Home Science
    • 4.1 Turn milk into cheese
    • 4.2 Is that really orange?
    • 4.3 Homemade mini fire extinguisher
    • 4.4 How to make a force field
    • 4.5 Invisible ink
    • 4.6 Seeing the invisible
    • 4.7 The world’s cheapest camera
    • 4.8 Images from a magnifying glass
    • 4.9 Confuse your balance
    • 4.10 DIY butter
    Module 5: Getting Your Kids Excited About Science
    • 5.1 Boiling yogurt containers
    • 5.2 Flying tubes
    • 5.3 Make your own gulf stream
    • 5.4 Music from a wine glass
    • 5.5 The science of tidal waves
    • 5.6 The science of pool
    • 5.7 The science of bells and coffee cups
    • 5.8 Jam jars and flywheels
    • 5.9 Waterproof handkerchief


    Who is this course for

    • Everyone. These are cool experiments to carry out with or without kids. And we can all learn something from the science behind the experiments
    • Families who want their children to understand that science is fun and entertaining

    • All parents who want their kids to switch off from screen time and do hands-on stuff that they’ll enjoy

    • Wannabe wizards of all ages

    • Parents who homeschool their children will love science lessons using this course

    • Teachers and organizers of children’s clubs who want to teach science in a fun way

    • Kids’ party planners looking for an exciting, alternative to the usual games and tricks

    How will it help me

    Help children to fall in love with science and see how it relates to their everyday lives and doesn’t just belong in a laboratory. The home science experiments for kids in this course are fun and educational. Children get to experiment while discovering what science means.


    Certification details

    After successfully completing the course, you will immediately receive your PDF course certificate so you can instantly add it to your CV and display your achievement. You can also request a hard copy certificate to be sent to your postal address for a small printing and posting fee. 

    All our courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards - www.icoes.org (accreditation number ICOES/00763/13/36). They will also earn you credits through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) / Continuing Education (CE).