Fun and Educational Science Experiments To Do With Your Toddler At Home
Little children are the most curious human beings on the planet. Almost everything for them is a new experience that they look at with wonder and amazement. At Beansprouts, we let children take the lead by following an exploratory learning approach that helps them craft their own experiences and discover their own areas of interest.
The unique 360-degree curriculum offered at Beansprouts, puts the child at the center of the learning process and integrates the outdoors as a ‘third teacher’ that eventually builds a love for learning.
Have a conversation
Whenever you introduce your little to something that is new to them, make sure they explain what they think is happening. Follow that up with questions to help your child get a better understanding of the elements at play.
Some of the best science experiments and adventures are experienced out in the open. Take your children out often for walks for them to witness nature’s elements and feel connected to nature. Question your kids about the different colors they see and the smells they pick up along the way.
Be a part of the learning
Learning can become a memorable bonding experience for parents and children if done together. Not knowing the answers to all the science experiments your child takes part in is the key to enjoying the adventure together with your little one.
Now that you know how to introduce science to your kids, here are some fun and easy-to-do science experiments you can indulge in at home with your little one.
1. Create a Rainbow in a Jar
This experiment uses basic materials like water, dish soap, and food coloring to create a rainbow in a jar. You can add different colors of food coloring to the water and watch as they separate and form distinct layers in the jar. This experiment is a great way to teach kids about the science of color and how light interacts with different materials.
2. Solar Oven
Create a simple solar oven by covering a shoebox with black construction paper and lining the inside with aluminum foil. Cut a small hole in the top and attach a piece of plastic wrap with clear tape. Set food inside the box, and place it in the sun. The heat will cook the food, and children can learn about solar energy.
3. Water Bottle Fountain
Fill a water bottle with water and make a small hole in the bottom. Tape a straw to the side of the bottle, and place the bottle upside down in a container of water. Blow into the straw, creating air bubbles in the water, which will push the water out of the bottle and create a miniature fountain. This experiment teaches children about air pressure and fluid dynamics.
4. Balloon Rocket Experiment
Inflate a balloon and attach a string to it. Then tape the other end of the string to a straw and thread the straw through a long piece of string. Pin the string to the wall, and let go of the balloon. The balloon will shoot across the string, creating a fun and exciting experiment about the science of propulsion.