Fun for Kids: Science Experiments for Preschoolers

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Teach your child a love of science early by trying one of our easy and not so messy science experiments for preschoolers from The Pinterested Parent. 

By Kim Uliana

Science experiments are a fun and interactive way to play and learn together.  My daughter loves playing scientist. I opt for experiments with a quick set-up and clean up.

water 2Oil and water experiments are a great one to do with your child. It’s easy and the ingredients are usually readily available. We all know that oil and water don’t mix. Here is a fun & colorful way to teach this fun fact to our kids.

What you will need

  • Cooking oil
  • Water
  • Liquid food coloring

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  • In a large mixing bowl add some oil.
  • Add some water and some food coloring to a squirt bottle.
  • Give your child the squirt bottle and let them squirt in the colored mixture a little at a time.
  • Watch the reaction of the oil and water and watch the reaction on your little one’s face.

Go a step further

  • For more fun with oil and water, use a clean empty bottle, fill it ¼ of the way with water water 4and the rest of the way with oil.
  • Add a few drops of food coloring.
  • Break an Alka Seltzer tablet into small pieces.
  • Drop a piece of tablet into the bottle.
  • Watch as it causes the food coloring to bubble up like a lava lamp.

 

2 Responses to Fun for Kids: Science Experiments for Preschoolers

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