Three Incredible Science Experiments

Science experiments are fun ways to introduce scientific concepts to people of all ages. The Liv Ahwatukee Blog is featuring three safe DIY experiments that you can conduct in your apartment. Invite a few of your friends in Phoenix, Arizona over to watch glass turn invisible, water freeze instantly, and “magic mud” come from a potato. With just how magical these experiments appear to be, there’s no better time of year than now to try them out for yourself.


Our first experiment comes from Head Squeeze. For this experiment, you’ll need a large glass bowl, a small glass bowl (at least small enough to fit inside of the large bowl), and vegetable or baby oil. Simply, fill the large bowl with oil. Then, hold the smaller bowl so that it is inside of the larger one, without filling it up with oil. From first glance, you’ll be able to see the smaller bowl through the side of the larger one. Then, placing the smaller bowl inside the larger one, completely filling it up with any extra oil that you might have, you’ll see the smaller bowl turn “invisible.” This is a really neat science experiment with the potential to make jaws drop. Check out the video from the link above to see the experiment in action, along with an explanation of how this works.


You’ve probably seen videos online of water bottle freezing instantly. Check out what we’re talking about by watching this science experiment by Grant Thompson. “When purified water is cooled to just below freezing point, a quick nudge is all it takes for the water to instantly freeze.” This is a great experiment that can take some time to prepare, so be ready by placing bottles of purified water into your freezer about two hours before your friends come over. You can even surprise them by handing them a bottle, only to make it turn to ice before their eyes.


Our third science experiment is also from Grant Thompson. Check out this video about turning your regular potatoes into a goop that he calls “magic mud.” All you need is a potato, something to chop it up with, and a few containers. As you’ll see in the video, the result is next to mind-blowing.  


We hope you enjoy experimenting in your apartment with these safe DIY science experiments. Let us know which one is your favorite by sharing in the comments. Thanks for reading today’s post!