Super simple science experiments are great after school activities! Try this orange science experiment, which takes the usual sink or float experiment to the next level.
Orange Science Experiment
- Orange (or 2)
- bowl of water (clear bowls work best)
Ask the kids what they think will happen when the orange is put in the water. Then let them drop the orange into the water.
Next for predictions for what will happen when a peeled orange is put into the water. Let them peel the orange and put it into the water and see what happens!
I like this experiment because it gives little scientists a hands on way to explore density and buoyancy. Even if you don’t use those terms, they are seeing the principles in action! For details on the science behind the density changes in the orange, check out Steve Spangler’s explanation here.
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More Simple Science Fun:
Next try a few more kid-friendly science projects:
Another fizzing rainbow idea – try a gold coin hunt!
Make fizzing lemonade
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