Mix a Little Science into Your Valentine’s Day

valentines-day-science-2-09-09-260x250Everyone knows that Halloween is my favorite holiday. That doesn’t stop me from finding experiments for every holiday year round. Why not mix a little science into your holiday calendar? I don’t have a secret formula for the science of relationships, but I have some fun ideas to do this February. Whether you are looking for a fun, different and scientific Valentine to give, or some fun activities to do in the classroom or during a Valentines Day party, we have ideas to make your Valentines Day amazing.

For Valentine’s this year, don’t go to the store and buy the boring paper Valentines. Add a little “oooh and ahhh” while spreading the love. Take test tubes –or my favorite, Baby Soda Bottles— fill them with candy and add an experiment that the recipient can perform after the candy is gone. They will be the hit of the Valentine exchange.

If you are looking for some activities to do during a Valentine’s party or for a project, get some Goldenrod indicator paper. When this special paper meets a basic substance, it turns bright red. Cut out hearts or favorite Valentine shapes and you will end up with the coolest Valentines around. Kids will have fun changing the color and testing acids and bases.

Make sure you have plenty of hand boilers to show how “hot” you are. Or maybe how “not” you are, by using them to demonstrate the relationship between temperature and pressure.

Surprise your love by giving Magic Color Changing Carnations. Profess your love with white carnations, then magically turn them to pink carnations with a little science know-how.

For more ideas to bring science into your Valentine’s Day, check out our Valentine’s section for activities and experiments.

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