I’m excited to have Janae from Grumpy Grateful Mom guest posting for me today! She has something to share with us for Mama Teach Us Monday!
I’ve been trying to get my kids excited about science. It’s so easy! There are countless experiments you can do and you may already have the ingredients.
On Friday, we had a Science Marathon! Some experiments were more successful than others. There was a mishap while we made our invisible lemon juice drawings. My three-year-old did a crying face plant after he thought someone stole his picture. But! It was mostly invisible, so it was a tricky mystery to solve.
milk (whole milk works best), food coloring, Q-tips, liquid dish soap
Fill the bottom of a small bowl with milk and let your child add several different types of food coloring to the milk. If you are thinking that the food coloring will get all over your child’s hands, clothes, and face–you are right! You may want to do it yourself or take several deep breaths before starting.
Next, give your child a Q-tip and let them roll the tip in some dish soap. Now have them dip the Q-tip into the center of the food coloring and watch the magic happen!
Before we started mixing, a bug decided to begin swirling the colors in my son’s bowl.
This method was also effective.
one small water or pop bottle, one funnel, hydrogen peroxide,
liquid dish soap, food coloring, one packet of yeast
Combine yeast and about 3/4 cup warm water. Set aside for five or more minutes. Add about 1/2 cup peroxide, 1/4 cup dish soap, and food coloring to the bottle. Swish around. Finally, add yeast mixture and quickly remove funnel. Then watch the toothpaste flow!
If done outside, kids will feel the need to throw leaves and
clumps of grass into the pink foam.
While my children are young, my biggest goal is to make science interesting.
I try to ask my kids questions about what’s happening or see if they have a hypothesis
about what they expect to happen. And, they usually have some fun questions for me.
“Mom, why do you call it elephant toothpaste?
You shouldn’t because it’s not toothpaste and it’s not an elephant.”