Preschool Science Dissolving Hearts
This invitation is easy to set up and a fun addition to your Valentine's Day activities.This Dissolving Hearts science exploration is easy to set up, low cost and preschoolers love it! Setting up opportunities for scientific explorations is an important part of every preschooler's education.
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This invitation is easy to set up and a fun addition to your Valentine's Day activities.
Time to Experiment!
In a bowl, mix baking soda and water until a paste consistency is reached. Your preschoolers will enjoy mixing up this concoction on their own!
This is a great opportunity to talk about terms such as consistency and texture.
Stir in red dye, or another color as desired.
Count up the number of drops added to get the desired color!
Fill cookie cutters or mold halfway with mixture. You can also use silicone molds.
Place in freezer for 3 hours to set, preschoolers love to use timers making this an excellent opportunity to discuss concepts of time.
Remove hearts from molds and place on a tray or in a clear glass
Pour vinegar over the hearts and watch them melt! Encourage your preschoolers to observe the changes as they gradually add the vinegar.
Adding pipettes or eye droppers are excellent for fine motor development and making the experiment last a little longer.
Mixing up vinegar and baking soda is always a hit. There are many ways to incorporate this experiment into any theme!
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