Education and experimentation doesn’t have to be limited to school. Young people can learn a whole lot about the world around them in the comfort of their own home. There are all kinds of experiments that can be performed to enhance understanding!
This means that anybody can perform science experiments around the home. Young children that are bored during the holidays, teenagers looking to hone their skills ahead of a high school science fair, or simply curious adults; there’s something to appeal to everybody!
Let’s take a look at all the possible experiments that can be conducted in the home. We’ll take a journey room by room, expanding knowledge and experience as we go. Before we start, though, there are a few ground rules to remember.
And now, let’s start to review the exciting experiments available to curious aspiring scientists.
On paper, the kitchen is the perfect place for a science experiment. Most of the surfaces will be wiped clean, and you will have no shortage of materials to use. Just make sure you create a big enough space for your work and keep anything flammable away from a heat source.
Obviously, you’ll have to be careful if you’re experimenting in the kitchen. Make sure that you don’t leave any trace of dangerous chemicals behind on a food prep station!
Much like the kitchen, a bathroom can be a great place to experiment. You’ll be out of the way, and the presence of porcelain all around means you’re unlikely to permanently stain anything. Provided your experiments are no averse to moisture, the bathroom could make a fantastic makeshift laboratory!
Once you’re done, wash your hands and move on. That’s the great thing about experimenting in the bathroom – there’s little in the way of mess to worry about!
As long as you’re not disturbing anybody else, a living room or lounge makes a great place to experiment. These are usually the largest rooms in a house, with tall ceilings and wide walls. Just be careful not to spill anything that will permanently stain the family furniture!
If you have turned your living room into a laboratory, be sure to clean up after yourself. Remember that the rest of your family will be keen to relax in this room for the rest of the day.
If there’s ever a room in the house where it’s suitable to make a mess, it’s the laundry room. After all, you have all the equipment and apparatus you could wish for to clean up straight afterwards!
There is so much more than can be done in the laundry room than just cleaning and drying your clothing. Embrace the spirit of experimentation!
Of course, not every experiment needs to take place indoors. Sometimes the great outdoors offers a fantastic environment for scientific trials and tests. Just make sure that any household pets and your neighbors don’t end up as unwitting participants!
Now, pick a weather appropriate day and get outside!
Feeling inspired to start experimenting? We hope so! Remember to stay safe and pay attention, but there is a whole lot to learn. Use your imagination, and see what else you can come up with. There is no limit to what can be achieved by a curious mind. Keep at it, and you could end up being a 21st-Century Louis Pasteur.
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