YouTube is just great, I know when you I say something like that, people usually think, its a Google product, so of course I love it. Yes, I do think its awesome not just because its a Google product (Its a part though) but also cos I think the wealth of resource available on YouTube is nearly unmatchable. In fact, for the sake of How to videos I think YouTube is the best place. For professional looking videos there is Vimeo, which is the video equivalent of Flickr for pictures; but amateur videos, how to videos, guides and music videos, YouTube is just fantastic.
Growing up all of us had chemistry and physics in school, even some experimentation learning as part of the curriculum, but not all of us took that passion forward. When I joined engineering, there were more experiments and lab works that were part of college, and they were interesting as well. However, as we grew older the joy of learning was replaced with the pain to score marks. An in this race, the engineering course which is supposed to create an inquisitive mind in all of us has nearly lost its charm in India. Having said that I do know of a lot of kids who still like to ahead and try some experiments, and these kids are from all ages I might add. That includes, Ryan, my cousin. Interestingly, YouTube will provide them with all the information they need for experiments like this.
Here are some examples of some of the experiments that are available on YouTube. I should say these really did impress me, with the simplicity and the ease of trying them at home.
Psychedelic colors with Milk
Fire Proof Balloons
Invisible Ink with Milk
Create a Lemon Battery
If you do look around YouTube, these are the simplest of the experiments that you will be able to do at home. If you are trying, please let me know.