05/12/2015 09:49 EDT | Updated 10/28/2016 01:38 EDT

Easy Science Experiments To Blow Your Kids' Minds

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Whenever I explain how something works to my kids, I almost immediately see their eyes glaze over. I swear I can even hear the “wah wah wah wah” of Charlie Brown’s teacher. But when I can show them how something works, it starts to make a lot more sense — to everyone! (Let’s face it, it’s been a few years since I last took science classes.)

I have one science-minded kid and two reluctant scientists who would rather be running or dancing. But all of them would have fun tackling these 17 mind-blowing experiments below. And when kids are busy having fun, they don’t even realize that the learning has snuck up on them. Even better! Check them out:

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