Inside: Looking for preschool science experiments? Here are 10 really fun ideas to try in the home or classroom!
Putting together science experiments in preschool is an exciting part of teacher planning. We acknowledge that young children love to be involved in hands-on exploration.
They want to see it, touch it, work with it.
They love to know what happens next, and will often add their own ideas.
In our classroom, we have a science shelf where we put together a display that the children can explore. We add books and photos and tools, such as magnifying glasses.
We use a nearby table when doing science experiments so that the children have more room to work with materials. We talk about our experiments during our circle time and might even add related art and sensory activities.
Here are 10 favorite preschool science activities you can try with your children!
10 Awesome Preschool Science Experiments
Apple Volcano Experiment – What happens when you hollow an apple and add vinegar and baking soda?
What’s in the Air Experiment – All you need is a plate, candle, matches, play dough, a jar, and some coloured water. (Happiness is Here)
Fizzy Cloud Dough Experiment – After playing with this cold dough, add vinegar with droppers for some science fun. (Powerful Mothering)
Experimenting with the Changing Shape of Water – While pouring water into different shaped jars, notice how the shape of the water changes. (Stir the Wonder)
Weather Science – Make a tornado in a bottle! (Little Bins for Little Hands)
Lava Lamp Experiment – Learn what makes this lamp bubble. (FSPTD)
Smell and Taste Experiment – Learn how smell work together. (Mum in the Madhouse)
Color Experiment with Water Beads -See what happens when you place water beads in cups and add food coloring and water. (3 Dinosaurs)
Color Changing Rose Experiment – Watch what happens to a white rose when placed in colored water. (Homegrown Friends)
Experiment Making Paper – Turn shredded paper into pulp to make new paper while learning about recycling. (You Clever Monkey)
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Check out how our science table changed throughout the year! Click on photo for link.
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