Welcome to Saturday Science
Preschool Water Science Experiment
Exploring Solids, Liquids and Gasses
Watch carefully, this is a very simple water science experiment you can do in very little time if necessary! I set this experiment up for Liam while I was making breakfast! Lots of request lately for the science experiment section of the Berenstain Bears Big Book of Science and Nature. Very simple but important concepts are explained in the perfect way for young children and moms who may have forgotten some things! Here is the experiment we chose to try out today!
The three kinds of matter are solids, liquids and gasses!
Water science experiments with the Berenstain Bears is so awesome. I had this book when I was little too.
Step 1: Fill a bowl full of ice! Here’s the solid.
Now I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t give a 2nd bowl and a pair of tongs to transfer and play with the ice. Yes, around here we can make anything into sensory play with fine motor skills. We talked about solids and went over the picture from the book. Solids have a shape! We looked around the house at other things that were solids and also read the examples in the book.
Step 2: Let the ice melt! Here’s the liquid.
Ok, so this could be the long part of the water science experiment unless you A) add warm water to the bowl or B) bring out a bowl of water to use and pretend you let the ice melt. We talked about how water is still matter but is free flowing.
Step 3: Bowl the water. The steam is the gas!
Liam loved seeing the steam and was very excited. I deemed it safe enough to let him quickly put his hand up to feel the steam. Please use common sense with your children; you know them best. We talked about how it still takes up space but really has no shape. It just goes everywhere! Water science experiments have been a favorite lately!
Absolutely simple water science experiment.
Now you have just explored the different types of matter!