Kids love science
We love having messy fun and Kids love Science.
This weeks favourite activity was our Fizzing colour experiment.
It was an extension from a child’s observation of fizzing berocca and we took it to a whole new level.
What you’ll need if you want to try this at home:
• A tray;
• 4 cups
• Baking soda;
• Food colouring;
• Vinegar; and
• 4 eye droppers for colouring.
What happened next
We prepared a tray with backing soda spread on the bottom and glitter sprinkled on top.
We set aside 4 cups of vinegar with different food colouring in them.
Step one- pinch the eye dropper and place in coloured liquid.
Step two- release the pinch to allow dropper to fill with colour.
Step three- squeeze over the baking soda.
Watch the chemical reaction.
Our children’s faces lit up in awe.
I had a smaller container so it was easier for me to demonstrate what to do for our visual learners.
There were four cups of coloured liquid which were passed around to each child with a dropper, to have a go on their own.
There was lots of laughs and giggles as they watched the fizzy reaction.
We discussed about the different colours, identifying them and using the name of the colour they wanted to swap for.
Just for fun
At the end of our experiment i picked up a cup and poured the remainder of the liquid in the tray.
It all fizzed over and almost went over the sides of the tray.
‘WOW’ remarked the children and laughed. Just the reaction I was looking for!
Science concepts help develop a child’s resourcefulness, particularly their skills at goal-setting, planning, and problem-solving. It also nurtures intellectual curiosity, helping children acquire new ways of asking questions and understanding the world they live in.
That’s all from us in the GAWANDI room until next month