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Easy Science Experiments For Toddlers and Preschoolers

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Easy Science Experiments For Toddlers and Preschoolers

Introducing children to science at a young age assists in their brain development. Science experiments can be performed on young children. Using materials in experiments that children like to play with helps them to grow big ideas and understand fundamental concepts. The following lists easy science experiments for toddlers and preschoolers to introduce them to the world of science.

Electric Tricks 
A science experiment on how to make electricity using your hair.

A science experiment that involves mixing oil, water and washing up liquid.
Using just 2 ingredients makes an awesome geyser, a great experiment that all children will enjoy.
Using nail polish, this science experiment will enable you to create rainbow patterns on paper.

Children will be excited to see how the colours transform over time as the water moves from one glass to another.

Explore liquid density by creating a firework effect in a jar with this simple activity.

Create this delicate rainbow crystal garden.
Use household ingredients to create this cool lava lamp that glows in the dark!
Build an ice tower and make ice grow with this fun experiment with children.
Magnetic bottles are a perfect science, sensory and calm-down activity. Children are going to love these magnetic discovery bottles as they will be surprised to see the objects inside the bottle dance to the tunes of the magnet that they will be operating from the outside.

Invisible Ink
Invisible Ink is a great science experiment that enables children to create invisible art and make it magically appear using lemon juice! 

Dancing Corn
Dancing corn is a fun science experiment to do with toddlers and preschoolers. Watch corn dance with a little kitchen chemistry.

Elephant Toothpaste
Elephant toothpaste erupts a foam that children can create in this experiment that resembles toothpaste being squeezed from a tube.

Rubber Egg
Make a hard egg bounce by adding it to a cup of vinegar. This is a great STEAM experiment to try with children - make different colour "egg balls" and watch how vinegar dissolves the hard shell to create a bouncy egg. 

Lemon Volcanos
In this STEAM project, children will be creating a lemon volcano. These lemon-smelling volcanoes create bubbly small eruptions which you can make in your learning environment with some easily available items in the kitchen. 

Ocean Waves In A Bottle
Move the bottle to create ocean waves, just like out in the deep blue sea.

Jellyfish In A Bottle
Children can create their own jellyfish and learn about these fascinating sea creatures.

Ocean Layers Of The Sea
Children will learn and discover the various layers of the ocean along with where marine animals live.

Fizzy Soda Blobs
A fizzling science experience that creates art during a chemical reaction.

Shaving Cream Rain Clouds
An easy and colourful science experiment that demonstrates to children how rain is produced.

Salt Crystal Rocks
An easy science experiment that uses simple ingredients to form salt crystals.

Created On February 7, 2024 Last modified on Monday, February 12, 2024
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