Backyard Science Projects That Will Make Your Kid Feel Like A Superhero
Kids love superheroes! Give children capes and they'll tie them around their necks, throw their arms out and pretend to fly. Every child wants to be a superhero. That's why superhero shirts for kids are always popular. In the magical world of make-believe, anything's possible; even superpowers. In the real world, helping your kid feel like they have superpowers is easier than you think. Take a look at these backyard science projects that'll make your kid feel like their favorite superhero.
Harnessing Heat Vision
With a magnifying glass and an ice cube, you can demonstrate how heat vision works. Find a sunny spot in the backyard and place the ice cube on the ground or another level surface. Move the magnifying glass above the cube until you get the light to converge into a point, then watch it melt. The curvature of the glass focuses sunlight into a concentrated point, just like the heat or laser vision certain superheroes possess.
Super Breath Showcase
To showcase something similar to super breath, take a single sheet of wax paper and spread it on a flat surface like a patio block or picnic table. Arrange a few drops of water on the paper, then use a straw to blow the drops along the paper. This experiment makes it easy to see how comic book characters can do amazing things by concentrating their breath.
Create An Anemometer (Huh?)
Every flying superhero needs to know the speed of the wind to plot their flight path. It's easy to design your own anemometer (an instrument that measures wind speed) using basic materials found around your house. With a pencil, paper cups, straws and a thumbtack, you can help your kid design an anemometer that will allow them to calculate wind speed in revolutions per minute.
"Float Or Sink" For Little Ones
There are more than a couple superheroes who fight their battles underwater. For little kids who have an affinity for water or a favorite aqua-inclined superhero character, a basic science project that involves water is a great way to combine superheroes with a basic educational experiment. Gather a bunch of household objects like pencils, dinnerware, plastic spoons, or crayons, then fill up a kiddie pool or large tub with water and allow them to take guesses on what will float or sink.
Great Gliding Gadgets
Some of the best superheroes don't really have any superpowers. These clever crime fighters rely on their athleticism, fighting ability, and super-expensive, high-tech gadgets to save the world. To level the playing field with other superheroes, they often have gadgets that mimic superpowers, such as a state-of-the-art gliding cape. Introduce your kid to the science behind gliding and flying by getting out some paper and doing some origami. Fold up a glider and test it out in the backyard.
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