Have you been a science geek since high school? Since the advent of the Internet, a lot of windows have been opened and a lot of home science and DIY science projects are accessible online. With the most prime example being YouTube, you can find a wide variety of interesting science project blueprints online.
If you are feeling geeky enough to sharpen your home science project skills, here are top 10 science projects that you can make at home with a little help.
Glow in the dark Mud
With mud in its name, this project will mess up your place, so be sure that you are prepared well in advance. It involves extracting starch out from potatoes and adding tonic water to them, to emit a unique UV light. Be sure to keep little children from eating the mixture as it can be harmful.
A DIY Lava Lamp
If you want some classic glitz back into your studio apartment, we recommend trying this trick out. Lava lamps are special lamps that usually contain a wax-type of liquid with a thick consistency. You can make one at home easily by using things like water, oil and food colors.
Surprise people with an alien egg
Osmosis is a fun process that a lot of us have studied about in science class back in the day. It's time for a fun practical experiment with the process. Using an egg and some vinegar and corn syrup, you can make two-directional Osmosis happen right before your eyes. You can even do funky stuff like make the egg blue.
A mini hovercraft
Yes, you heard it right. You can easily make a mini tabletop hoverboard for your home with just a few ingredients. Using a discarded CD, a balloon and a lid from any detergent, you can experiment with making things float, straight out of the future.
Produce carbon dioxide
Okay, this might sound a bit weird but we aren't talking about the carbon dioxide you exhale from your body. CO2 is a harmful gas and we don't recommend using this process a lot. With a mixture of yeast and sugar, you can create an atmosphere in the balloon that transfers CO2 into a bottle.
An ancient Heron’s fountain
Using very basic stuff like plastic bottles and straws, you can make something that resembles a Heron's fountain, a hydraulic machine from 1st Century AD. Going back to the time of the invention of things like the steam engine and the first vending machine sure seems exciting.
Rainbow in a glass
This one requires a bit of practice but once perfected, makes for a great piece of art too. With five glasses, four different types of food color and sugar water, you can change the texture and color of substances in each glass. Try to pour the liquids slowly for changing colors as per will.
Pierce a balloon without popping it
With some petroleum jelly lying around your house, you can make a simple yet effective trick to amaze your friends. This is a purely science based project and works on the premise that balloons are composed of several polymer chains that allows for different energies in different locations.
Power devices with a lemon
Everyone with a little understanding of science might know that lemons have a substantial charge in them. While one lemon can't charge the entire phone, you can use it to impress people. There is no electricity hidden inside the actual lemon, it's just that the citric acid is disguised as an electrolyte.
Make a cloud at home
Probably the weirdest of the lot, this science project helps you make clouds at home. It is somewhat PG-13 as it requires ingredients like pure alcohol and a cork to make the cloud come to life.