By Kimberley Collins 25/04/2016


These three science experiments are a great way to keep the kids entertained during the last week of school holidays.

They’re the first three videos from Pop Up Science‘s series of fun, hands-on science experiments that use simple ingredients from around home.

Learn about chemical reactions while watching food colouring swirl through milk, yeast react with hydrogen peroxide to create a foamy mess, or by mixing oil and coloured water.

Tune in to Pop Up Science on YouTube every Friday for a new hands-on science experiments that you can do at home!

Magic Milk

The magic milk experiment is a classic! I remember doing it myself as a child. Not only is it beautiful and fun, it’s also a good way to introduce children to chemical reactions. The swirling colours are sure to delight.

Find out  how it works!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=859QFDcn51E]

Elephant’s Toothpaste

Elephant’s toothpaste is a fun, easy and safe way to learn about chemical reactions. Mixing yeast with hydrogen peroxide and dishwashing liquid creates hot, oozing foam. It looks like toothpaste squirting out of a giant tube, hence the name “elephant’s toothpaste”.

Find out  how it works!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RrA25kzOc0]

Oil & Water

Have you ever noticed how hard it is to wash oil off your hand with only water? Or how oil floats to the top when you drop it into water? This experiment will help children learn why it’s so hard to mix oil and water and how they can use an emulsifier to mix them together.

Find out  how it works!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPOah2bfamc]