My son is really into science lately – at age 5 he’s not trying to take apart DNA samples, but he’s really interested in doing easy and fun hands-on experiments and anything that requires eye droppers etc. is a plus.
One day I set up different bowls with coloured water and gave him a dropper and empty bowl to mix the colours and see what they make when combined. He loved it so much!
I gave him a card to record his experiment results on and had him guess what colours he thought would be created when combining 2 of the primary colours.
It was fun and interactive and I can see that I’ll be doing more of these activities in the future!
1- Using water and food colouring, set up small bowls with red, blue and yellow colours.
2-Give your child an empty bowl and an eye dropper (I often save the droppers from medicine bottles).
3-Use a cue card or paper to draw empty squares for your child to colour in as s/he goes along.
4-Talk about the experiment. What colour do you think blue and red make? Is the hypothesis correct?