Science at the beach is so fun that your kids won’t even realize how much they’re learning! Here are some quick and easy beach-related science experiments that your kids will love. You can do them when you just need something a little extra in your day. Parents, we all know we need that sometimes—right? These science activities only require a few ingredients and can easily be done in your Indian Rocks Beach vacation rental or right on the beach, depending on which of these you do. Have fun!
Gulf Beach Sand Slime
DIY Electric Eels
This Electric Eels experiment involves “marinating” gummy worms in a mixture of water and baking soda and then bringing them to life in a glass of vinegar. It’s simple but totally entertaining! You can repeat the process over and over again to see those electric eels squirm. Click here for what you need to make these electric eels come to life.
Jellyfish in a Bottle
Make Your Own Sundial
Since shadows move the same way each day, they can be used to estimate time. Simple sundials used shadows to tell time in Egypt more than 3,000 years ago—and you can, too. Your kids can make their own right on the beach. This science project can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be. Check out the science behind sundials here.