After we arrived back from our pond study this morning, the older girls kindly offered to cook up a storm in the kitchen for lunch whilst T11 and I got down to the business of setting up the science nook. This week I had planned to let the littles discover what happens when vinegar is mixed with Bicarb. As my theme is colour, this week I coloured the vinegar different colours and placed them in test tubes. In the larger containers, jugs and so forth I placed a load of Sodium Bicarbonate:
I then set up trays with all of the above and pipettes, spoons, stirers and a turkey baster to share:
After that, we were pretty hands off and allowed the littles to experiment as they liked and experiment they did:
But, as is always foremost in my mind for our learning experiences, it was the bestest of fun!
This preschool science is working out better than I possibly could have imagined!