New Year Volcano of Colors Fun Preschool Science Experiment STEM Montessori Worksheets (4-6 Year Olds)

Learning science is a whole lot of fun when kids do fun preschool science experiment activities. The volcano of colors preschool activity is an easy and fun home experiment.

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New Year Volcano of Colors Fun Preschool Science Experiment STEM Montessori Worksheets (4-6 Year Olds)

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Little kids have an inborn interest in each phenomenon present in nature. They are curious about every element and process found in the environment. Through scientific experiments, children can gain knowledge and understand the various processes in the environment surrounding them.

Fun preschool science experiment turn out to be very exciting for children. In this way, it is very easy to get their attention. When they do experiments, they understand reality because they learn by doing and actively get involved in learning. Thus, knowledge is not achieved by memorizing as it is traditionally done. Still,due to the curiosity aroused in them,they absorb different knowledge related to the subject they are working on.

Activities with experiments allow teaching to be inclusive, depending on each child’s needs and how fast they learn, as Montessori’s philosophy suggests. Like learning through experience facilitated by the absorbing mind of the child.

Scientific experiments allow developing skills such as teamwork. When a child does an activity with other people, this delegates different tasks to each participant. The child understands how the importance of this skill. Additionally, the child can accept and respect opinions that someone else may have regarding a topic and know that each thought is equally appreciated.

All these experiences that the child can have through this kind of fun preschool science experiment allow him/her to absorb, physically and psychically, knowledge that builds their personality from the base.

Volcano of colors fun preschool science experiment for kids.

THEME: FUN PRESCHOOL SCIENCE EXPERIMENT

HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?

Topic: Science experiments for children

Colorful and easy experiments for Kids

Age: 4-6-year-old

Goal: Kids will develop their analytic and scientific thinking through an experiment.

Difficulty level: Average. This fun preschool science experiment activity is designed to be done autonomously and independently with an adult’s surveillance.

Skills:

  • Curiosity
  • Accuracy in hand and finger movements
  • Following instructions
  • Enthusiasm
  • Active engagement
  • Self-reliance
  • Self-esteem
  • Critical thinking

MATERIALS

Materials Volcano of Colors Activity. Fun preschool science experiment
  • Vinegar
  • Liquid soap
  • Baking soda
  • Food coloring
  • A small disposable or plastic cup for each color to use (in this case, we used three)
  • A big pan to put the small cups

ACTIVITY DEVELOPMENT

Step 1:

Add a teaspoon of baking soda to each disposable or plastic cup.

Add a teaspoon of baking soda to the cup

 Step 2:

Put a teaspoon of liquid soap into each disposable or plastic cup.

Put a teaspoon of liquid soap into the cup.

 Step 3:

Add the food coloring into each disposable or plastic cup. Enough to make the color bright.

Add the food coloring

Step 4:

Pour the vinegar into each cup and watch the chemical reaction. Fill each cup to overflowing.

Pour the vinegar into each cup

ACTIVITY RESULT

A volcano fun preschool science experiment.

volcano fun preschool science experiment

HOW TO CARRY OUT THIS FUN PRESCHOOL SCIENCE EXPERIMENT ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?

CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD

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You can adapt this new year activity to carry it out with younger children. In this case, it will be necessary for an adult’s constant monitoring of the children to avoid swallowing some of the ingredients or the mixture and getting hurt. Besides, the adult must help them to mix the ingredients.

CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6

You can also do this fun preschool science experiment activity with older children showing information about this subject using videos or books. For example, you can talk to them about solid, liquid, and gas materials expelled by the volcano, or about the types of volcanoes we can find in nature and where they are located.

WATCH THE STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS HERE

VIDEO DESCRIPTION – A VOLCANO OF COLORS FUN PRESCHOOL SCIENCE EXPERIMENT

In this fun preschool science experiment video, you will find a step-by-step explanation of the “A VOLCANO OF COLORS” activity, designed for 4-6-year-old children.

Here, they will do a chemical experiment guided by an adult. Skills children will develop with this preschool activity are curiosity, accuracy in hand and finger movements, following instructions, enthusiasm, active engagement, self-reliance, and self-esteem.

Materials needed are vinegar, liquid soap, baking soda, food coloring, a small disposable or plastic cup to use for each color, and a big pan to put the small cups.

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