Preschool Science Activities

Easy preschool science activities that include kitchen, weather, bug and plant ideas.

Welcome to the real-life laboratory of hands on experience! One way to share the wonder of our world to our children is through experiments. Here are four areas that a preschooler experiences on a daily basis in their home and neighborhood:
Kitchen enviroment, the weather, bugs and plants.

Kitchen ideas:

Simple experiments in the kitchen can help your preschooler begin to understand basic science concepts.
Fill up a tall clear glass with some club soda that still has lots of fizz to it. Drop in a few raisins and wait half a minute. Then watch the raisins dance and rise to the top. The raisins float to the top because the bubbles in the drink stick to the raisins, making them more bouyant.(The bubbles make the raisins float just like a life jacket makes a person float. When the raisins reach the top, they lose some of the air bubbles, causing them to sink.
More kitchen experiments:

1.Baking soda and vinegar: watch the eruption!

2.Cornstarch and water: is it wet or dry?

3.Rising pancakes

4.Dish detergent and pepper

5.Vinegar and salt:shine your pennies!

6.colored celery

Air temperature, cloud watching, tea kettle clouds, snowflake patterns, recording observations. See more...

Bugs and Plants
Children learn a lot from their own observations and answers to their questions.
Go bug hunting. Observe what's living under your feet. Sit down with your preschooler and mark out a 1-foot square area of grass. Count and name all the living things you can find. More...

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Below are some great short science videos. Put your preschooler on your lap and click on the link below and enjoy! There are five short videos: Dancing Shadows, Shadow Puppets, Shadow game, Day and Night, Rockets and Planets. When you click on the link below for Dancing Shadows, the other videos follow after.

Dancing Shadows

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