Exploring Colors: Green
Mixing, Absorbing and Grading Shades
Simple Science Around The House!
Why Preschool Science?
Preschoolers are curious creatures. Science experiments, even very simple experiments fuel their curiosity for the world. Learning how to observe, talk about what they see and predict what might happen are amazing for growth in so many areas! Many experiments can also increase practical life and fine motor skills not to mention math, literacy, vocabulary and of course science! So many activities like this ice science experiment are easy to set up, engaging and don’t cost anything! Go ahead and try a preschool science experiment, you will all be amazed! For St Patrick’s Day this year we chose to explore colors and the color green!
Exploring Colors: Green!
Green Water Absorbing Science Experiment!
We filled 3 mason jars half full of water. He added 10, 5, and 1 drop(s) of green food coloring. Daddy gave us an old t-shirt and I cut strips for him to place in each jar. Then my favorite part, we talked about what we just did and what we thought would happen!
Here are the results of the green water absorption science experiment over a 12 hour period (left to right)!
Grading Shades of Green Science Activity
I love paint store color cards. They come in so handy and are wonderful for showing shades of colors and how to grade them! We worked together to collect green things from around the house. We also worked together to lay out the cards. This was more shades then he could do on his own, but our science projects are always about working together and talking about what we see! Then we matched toys to the shades. Also tricky, so we went with a more light, medium, and dark idea. It worked!
Green Water Science Color Mixing Experiment
I thought we would just focus on the shades of green and mixing blue and yellow. I was hoping he would just have fun putting the two colors together to see what shades of green he could make. I also have color paddles and we talked about how some greens are more blue and some are more yellow!
More fun green learning & sensory activities!
Time for Saturday Science Blog Hop
Checklist and Printables for Gardening with Kids from Lemon Lime Adventures