There are many different ways to generate knowledge in our children and make them little by little fall in love with different areas of learning , such as science . And it is that introducing them into this world is much easier when we do not try to impose anything on them, but rather they discover how fascinating it is.
One of the best tools we can use are home experiments, these, in addition to being very fun and attractive,do not require us as parents to be great scientists.
In addition, we can use materials that we already have at home, which will result in a very economical way to educate and teach.
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How to do home experiments?
On this occasion, we want to show you a very popular experiment that draws the attention of children and adults, but which many are unaware of.
We refer to the experiment to generate electric light with a simple potato.
- 1 large potato
- 2 copper coins
- 3 copper wires
- 2 zinc nails
- 1 1.5v bulb
What is the procedure?
We cut the potato in half and make another small cut,leaving a slot where we can insert a copper coin.
Then we wrapped a wire around each coin and inserted it into the slot in the potato.
Then, we will wrap the remaining cable around a nail, and then insert it into one of the potato halves.
At the other end of the cable, we will hold the coin that is in the same half of the nail and we will wrap it around the other nail to bury it in the other half.
Finally, we must grab the ends of the remaining cables and place them on the metal bottom of the spotlight to make it turn on.
The explanation for this is that potatoes contain phosphoric acid. Substance that produces an exchange of electrons,when it comes into contact with copper.
We can also make fun inventions for our home, such as a lava lamp using milk.
You'll see how your children can have fun creating their own lava lamp for their room.
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- Sunflower oil
- 1 effervescent tablet
- 1 bottle
- 1 flashlight
What is the procedure?
We add 200 milliliters of milk in the container or bottle, covering almost half.
Then we add a splash of sunflower oil, approximately 50 to 100 milliliters, leaving a small space for air. Let stand for a while until both ingredients are mixed.
We place the flashlight under the bottle, so that the light illuminates the liquid content and then we add the effervescent tablet.
This will produce a reaction that will make both fluids move from one place to another inside the bottle, simulating the usual movement that this type of lamps have.
If we wish, we can place a drop of food coloring and thus we will have a much more colorful and attractive lamp.