One of the secrets to homeschooling is variety, and getting teens away from the books and doing something practical is ideal. It makes it easier to learn the theory and if your teen is a visual or kinetic learner, doing something practical is preferable to reading a book. Here are science experiments and projects that should inject some fun into home science. We have tried to include experiments that use items you are likely to already have at home.

1. Make a silver egg

Your teens will have probably made rubber eggs, and carried out the egg drop challenge. But have they done this science experiment to turn an ordinary chicken egg into a silver egg?

What you need:

– Candle

– Lighter

– Raw egg

– Jar or container of water

– Tongs

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