Are you looking for science projects, experiments, and topics that you can tie in with the Easter holiday? Here's a collection of resources for you.
These are easy instructions for making your own natural Easter egg dyes, using fruits, vegetables, and spices.
This popular chemistry demonstration is often called turning water into wine. It's really a simple example of a pH indicator.
Grow crystals on a real egg to make a crystal Easter egg. This is a quick project that can be used with any of a variety of kitchen ingredients to produce a hanging Easter ornament, tabletop egg decoration or sparkling crystal Easter egg geode.
You can crystallize sugar onto string to make a special Easter egg that you can use as a decoration or an Easter basket.
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The reason you find Silly Putty in an egg is because it was packaged as an Easter novelty toy for the International Toy Fair in New York in 1950.
Peeps are marshmallows, which are puffed table sugar or sucrose. When you microwave them, the water in the peeps vaporizes, causing bubbles trapped in the sugar to expand and the peeps to grow and grow and grow. That is fun all by itself, but you can use the melted peeps to make s'mores.
Are you wondering what to do with those Easter eggs? Try this simple science demonstration in which you get a hard-boiled egg to slip into a bottle, even though the egg doesn't fit.
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What makes Easter chocolate so awesome? Part of it has to be the beautiful foil wrappers used for Easter candy, but the chemistry of chocolate plays a big part, too. Theobromine is the chemical in chocolate that is related to caffeine.
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Colored chalk is a popular Easter basket gift since it can be used for an activity other than eating. While you could buy colored chalk, it's fun and easy to make your own.
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Have you ever wondered why some hard boiled eggs have a ring of green around the yolk? Here's a look at what causes green yolks, whether the green is safe to eat and how you can prevent yolks from turning green in the first place.
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Everyone colors the shell of their Easter eggs, but wouldn't it be cool to color the yolks as well? It's possible!