These incredibly cool science experiments for kids are a great way to keep budding scientists learning and having fun at the same time. Add in some chores, reading time, and creative play — in between all the trips to the pool and the park — and you’ll be all set.

Not only will these science experiments ignite your kid’s curiosity, they will also help create valuable family time as you explore new ideas and concepts together. And yes, you get extra credit the messier the experiment is.

Try one of these science experiments for kids at home this summer and watch your littles have fun learning. Yes, fun learning!