Preschool Hands-On Science
Simple Science Around the House
We don’t tend to purchase candy but Liam loves his bunny gummy snacks and thinks those are his candy treats! I needed a quick activity to keep us busy. This is easy and fun to set up in the kitchen and check on through out the day! If you have left over candy from a holiday or party it is also perfect experiment to use some of it rather than eat it! All in the name of science and learning! There are so many simple kitchen science experiment activities that are quick and easy to set up for young children. Older children can easily add data collection, graphing and charts to turn this simple kitchen science experiment into more of a challenge!
Bunny Gummy Dissolving Science Set Up
We carefully measured and poured 5 different liquids: water, salt water, vinegar, oil and ice tea. We opened two packages of bunny gummy treats and separated the colors, 5 red and 5 yellow. Lucky little boy was able to finish the open packets! He put one of each color into each liquid. We set the tray on the kitchen counter and waited.
Bunny Gummy Science Observations
After about 15 minutes we took a look at our results and then we checked again in a half hour and an hour. The Salt water was the winner and dissolved the bunny gummy the fastest and the yellow one even faster (by just a tiny bit). The oil did not change the bunny gummy treats at all. He really enjoyed getting up on his little chair at the kitchen counter to see which ones were changing and dissolving or disappearing as he likes to call it.
The initial observation in the large photo on the left shows the salt water making the greatest change the fastest! Water and vinegar were not far behind as well as the tea over the progression of the hour!We observed the oil remained the same and the vinegar was not as fast as the water or saltwater. The tea also took a bit longer but did completely dissolve the bunny gummy.