"What do you think will happen when I drop these two balls into the cups of water?"
This activity was intended for our preschoolers to start recognizing that asking questions, making predictions, and testing out our questions are all connected to science.
"If your clothes have any Red touch your head!"
Rainy Day Activity:
Our rainy day activity this week is a science experiment that involves baking soda and vinegar!
-red, yellow, and blue food coloring
- containers for the colors
- small measuring cup for vinegar
- baking soda
- a measuring spoon
1) Start by putting some baking soda in the containers then add the red food coloring into one container and the yellow in the other. Cover with a bit more baking soda so preschooler can guess which cup has yellow or red food coloring.
2) Pop a few drops of blue food coloring into the measuring cup with vinegar.
3) Ask your preschooler which container they think has yellow food coloring in it and which has the red and that all they need is the blue vinegar to figure it out.
(If it turns purple, that container had red food coloring and if it turns green that container had yellow food coloring.)
4) Begin having your preschooler pour the blue and watch as the baking soda and vinegar begin to react changing colors!
5) Now you and your preschooler can see who was right and explain how red and blue create purple while yellow and blue make green!
Also Try: Putting vinegar and food coloring mix into a jar (filled halfway). Add some dish soap to the vinegar mix and stir. Then add a heaping teaspoon of baking soda and stir. This will make a "frothier" reaction! It's really cool - but very messy. Be sure to place a tray underneath! Keep stirring and adding more baking soda and vinegar to keep the reaction going!