Science at the Dollar Store


This is a follow-up to the super popular Homeschooling at the Dollar Store post I did last year.

This time we’re focusing on science and some great items found at the dollar store that can be used to teach science!!

Science at the dollar store

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Magnifying glasses are great for observation, I keep a couple in the car for spontaneous learning
-Bug catch kits (usually only a summer product)
-Balloons (You can do a Mystery Pop!)
Baby powder (check out this great experiment using baby powder!)
Baking soda (volcano, anyone?)
Measuring cups
-White vinegar (Check out this experiment using vinegar!)
-Foil (to make a solar oven!)
Nail polish remover (use it to melt styrofoam!)
-Tea Bags (make a tea bag rocket!)
-Garbage bags (make a hot air balloon!)
-Glassware (make a rainbow!)
-Highlighters (Ohhh, glowing water!)
-Cans of soda (try this simple air pressure experiment)
-Glue (you can make gak!)
-Dish Soap (Doctor Mad Science has a great experiment using dish soap!)
-Plastic sandwich bags (another air pressure experiment!)
-Bleach (make sure you supervise this experiment!)

As you can see, the possibilities are endless and for a few bucks you can provide your kids with a solid science lab experience!

Meg Grooms is a long-time homeschooling mother of 6 children, ranging in age from preschool to married with kids of their own. Always a vagabond at heart, Meg and her family have embraced a slow travel lifestyle and currently call Southern California home. Your guess is as good as hers as to where they’ll end up next.

Meg blogs about secular homeschooling and gameschooling at Homeschool Gameschool.


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