DIY Science Experiments You Can Do at Home

May 21, 2020 | Teresa

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Children learn by doing. That’s a fact. And as the COVID-19 pandemic has turned many homes into a classroom, many parents are looking for fun and innovative ways to keep their children learning. So, what better way to do this than with some DIY science experiments you can do from your very own home?

Students Making a Volcano
Students making a volcano. Image by Judy Baxter on a CC License.


When I was younger, one of my favourite kitchen science experiments was to make a volcano. I loved it so much I even submitted one as my Grade 3 science fair project. So if your child loves to make a mess in the kitchen just like I do, try to make this fun volcano at home. Learn all about chemistry in the process!


  • A cookie sheet or pan
  • Playdough, or a cup
  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar
  • Food colouring (optional)



  1. Create a volcano out of the playdough, or cup and place it on top of the cookie sheet or pan to catch the lava
  2. Add about 1 teaspoon of baking soda inside your volcano
  3. If using food colouring, add it to the vinegar
  4. Slowly pour a bit of vinegar into the volcano (try experimenting with chemical reactions by adjusting the amount of vinegar and baking soda you add)


And voila, you have a volcano!


If you are looking for more fun science experiments to do at home, check out some of these great science ebooks for kids.

The Mason Jar Scientist

The Mason Jar Scientist: 30 Jarring STEAM-Based Projects by Brenda Priddy


Science You Can Eat

Science You Can Eat by Stefan Gates


Busting Boredom with Experiments

Busting Boredom with Experiments by Jennifer Swanson


Do you have any favourite DIY science experiments you can do at home? Let us know in the comments below.