Space Man Rescue
Simple Baking Soda Science Sensory Experiment
Make A Volcano! Hands-On Science Exploration & Play
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!
Baking soda science activities are so cool! Here’s the first one we ever tried and we have done so many since then, almost a year later! Check out a super simple way to try your first baking soda science experiment.
Liam has been really into his Imaginext space men these days so I have been including them in some of our recent play to keep our activities relevant to his interests. The best part about baking soda science experiments is the versatility! I gathered some men and aliens. We have a short dvd that shows the men being rescued from goo geysers, so that is what I am calling these mini volcanos!
Space Man Rescue Baking Soda Science Set Up
I filled a baking dish with baking soda to start and arranged my items. I used very small plastic containers (dollar store), maybe an inch tall. I put a drop of dish soap in and filled with water to 2/3 full (bowls work or these fun test tubes). I prepped red and yellow vinegar and set out eye droppers and a little spoon for scoping baking soda! Get ready for fun! The chemical reaction is far to complicated to explain right now but he is fascinated by the results every time. He can tell you it is a chemical reaction!
Space Man Baking Soda Science Play
When you are ready to make the geyser or volcano erupt, simple scoop some baking soda into the little container. Use the eye dropper to add colored vinegar. Watch the awesome fizzing, bubbling fun! You don’t have to do water and dish soap but I like the bubbles it makes! I can’t tell you how many times we erupted these mini volcanos or refilled the vinegar, but it was many! Of course, the whole pan starts to fizz and foam too.
Baking soda science experiments can make for awesome sensory play. They are highly visual and fun to touch. Feel the fizz. You can even use lemon juice instead of vinegar.
Simple science around the house is perfect for preschool age children, especially if you can turn it into fun sensory play. I bet older kids would enjoy this too and could easily make predictions, observations and journal entries to go along with it!
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