Most of the experiments performed at the School For Peculiar Children are either free or very low-cost. We try to use recyclable materials, odds and ends from my husband’s wood shop, clever tricks and substitutions. We are incorporating things most of us already have in our homes.

  1. DIY hovercraft  Let’s  explore the science behind ACV (air cushion vehicle,)  also known as a hovercraft, and build our own amphibious vehicle!
  2. Freeze your water instantly in 10 easy steps. Super cool “supercooling” experiment will let you  try out Elsa’s powers.
  3. Water beads: fun experiments, unexpected results: Freeze, fry, mix, create sensory bins and stress balls using water beads.
  4. Leaf Chromarography Why do leaves change color?
  5. Walking On Eggshells using scientific method (answers provided by a 1st grader.)
  6. Water Defying Gravity Observe water tension in action.
  7. Baking soda playdough with a twist. Messy sensory play + science + easy cleanup.
  8. Explaining Bernoulli’s Effect to a 5-year-old
  9. Explaining Gravity To A 5-Year-Old