Get kids to be interested in science by doing fun, easy kids science experiments at home. While celebrating St. Patrick's Day, give them this fun rainbow experiment activity. Check out our step-by-step instructions and worksheets.
Experiments are an ideal way to capture children's attention as they develop a curiosity for everything that may be unfamiliar to them. By carrying out these types of activities, knowledge and the ability to join ideas are being nurtured, gathering children to work as a team is also promoted. They discover results as they experiment, work with more enthusiasm, create a high level of concentration, and stay alert to any details. Experiments for children are educational and fun; we can capture their interest through entertaining and straightforward experiments to find ideas to achieve a goal.
The experiments facilitate active learning where children are the protagonists of their own education. They become seekers of knowledge; they decide and freely participate in questioning, investigating, and establishing connections, which awakens their curiosity and motivation for learning. One of the Montessori method pillars refers to learning through experience and the confidence that children can carry out activities independently.
Children learn best when they are allowed to test their skills and prove that they will perform activities better and better through practice. Motivation is very important; this will help children seek new learning with greater enthusiasm and develop their skills independently and at their own pace.
THEME: EASY KIDS SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Through this easy kids science experiment activity, children will develop their scientific thinking.
Difficulty level: Advanced. This easy science experiment activity is designed for children to do independently in an adult's company.
- Precision of movements in the hands and fingers
- Eye-hand coordination
- Critical thinking
- Food coloring
- One bead
- A paper clip
- A container with a cap or use plastic wrap to cover the top
ACTIVITY DEVELOPMENT (Adult supervision)
Add the food coloring to the water.
Mix the water with the food coloring until it is a uniform color.
Add the honey to the container holding the colored water.
Pour the oil into the container with the water and honey mixture.
Add the clip, put the bead in, and then place a cap on the top and observe the result.
Rainbow easy kids science experiment using ingredients with different densities
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
Get your little scientists ready for their easy kids science experiments by giving them fun worksheets. Click the link below to download and print.
HOW TO DEVELOP THIS ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
This easy kids science experiment activity can be developed with younger children. To reduce the difficulty level, you will not need to change the ingredients because it is an experiment. However, at this age, children most likely have not achieved sufficient strength or dexterity in their hands and fingers' movements to grasp and move the weighty container. Make any changes needed to accommodate the child's skill level. It is essential to be accompanied by an adult to prevent children from ingesting any of the ingredients. In this way, a preschooler science activity appropriate to the child's development will be carried out.
CHANGES FOR BOYS AND GIRLS OVER 6 YEARS OLD
This easy kids science experiment activity can be done with older children. To increase the difficulty level, you can add more ingredients for them to mix. You can add more coloring and more water to observe if the density changes or not and the substances are mixed. This may involve using a larger holding container. In this way, a preschooler activity will be carried out according to the children's development and abilities.
WATCH THE STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS HERE
VIDEO DESCRIPTION - THE RAINBOW EASY KIDS SCIENCE EXPERIMENT
In this easy kids science experiment video, you will find the step-by-step activity of the "THE RAINBOW EXPERIMENT" activity, designed for children from 4 to 6 years old. They made a rainbow using different ingredients that have different densities, which allows the substances not to mix. This science activity will allow children to develop creativity, motivation, enthusiasm, the precision of movements in the hands and fingers, Eye-hand coordination, and critical thinking. The materials needed to carry out the activity are oil, food coloring, water, honey, a bead, a paper clip, and a container that has a lid or plastic wrap to cover the top.(Adult supervision)
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