Classic Ivory Soap Experiment
Amazing Kitchen Science Showing Irreversible Change
We love playing with science and are always exploring classic science experiments and adding our own unique twists! Sensory Science is an appealing form of play and learning for my son. We have done many hands on sensory science activities to spark curiosity and a love of learning! Don’t miss our Ivory soap foam sensory play too!
Ivory Soap Experiment Set Up & Observation
So easy! The photos tell it all! I set the microwave to 2 minutes as instructed by About.Com Chemistry. Read more about the science too. I would have to say someone (namely a 4 year old) was pretty excited and interested and then absolutely amazed by the results! (Excuse the dirty microwave.) This is great for showing irreversible change!
Ivory Soap Experiment Sensory Play
What’s even better is the texture which isn’t messy! I wasn’t sure what it was going to feel like and many messy textures turn off my son’s interest. This as flaky and stiff, so we could break off chunks. I supplied him with spoons and cups and then thought a plastic knife would be a great idea! So did he! He spent a great deal of time sawing little pieces until there were just flakes left!
This was a super spontaneous science experiment for easy morning fun. I had no idea how it would go or what would happen or if he would even be interested, but he was! Now if you have time to take it a step further, click the photo below to see the tremendous fun we had turning it into soap foam!
Simple science around the house is perfect for preschool age children, especially if you can turn it into fun sensory play. Learning and playing, hand in hand for amazing early learning development!
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