Kids in preschool are so fascinated by science, and if we’re honest, we are too! Simple reactions like baking soda and vinegar or seltzer tablets boggle our minds, and we want to try them over and over again. Here are two simple science experiments that you can do with your preschool children that will develop in them a love for science!
Volcano eruptions are probably the simplest experiment that you can try—like these! All you need is baking soda, vinegar, and food coloring if you want to get fancy. Pour your desired amount of baking soda into a dish, and then slowly pour an equal amount of vinegar (colored if you want) into the dish and watch the reaction erupt. Be sure to prep your area to cover lots of overflowing volcanic dishes. Let your little one do all the pouring since it’s all safe to handle!
Didn’t we all love our lava lamps back in the day? Well now’s your chance to share them with your preschool children through a science experiment. All you need for a lava lamp experiment is vegetable oil, water, and seltzer tablets. Fill a glass with about ¾ cup of vegetable oil, and then add about ½ cup of colored water (gel food coloring works great) into the glass. Break the seltzer tablets into two or three pieces, and drop them in one by one, and watch the fascinating reaction! Adult supervision is recommended for this one since it’s probably not a good idea to drink vegetable oil and seltzer tablets.
The most important rule is to have fun. Show them from a young age that science is exciting and they’ll grow up loving it. Kids learn the most when they’re having fun, so enjoy your time together!
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