Have some summer fun with science projects for toddlers. Your little one’s preschool year is coming to an end and the dog days of summer are almost here. Don’t fret Mom! Check out these 10 fun science projects for you and your toddler to do. You will be doing everything from making a multi color flower to creating mini tornadoes. These science-themed toddler activities will NOT disappoint!
Not only will science projects keep your toddler entertained, but they will learn a few things along the way as well. Roll up your sleeves and get ready to have fun!
1. Egg Drop
How can you drop an egg without breaking? Find difference ways to save the egg (or Humpty Dumpty) from cracking!
2. Tornado in a bottle
This is one of my favorite childhood experiments. I still remember making this at the Science Place in downtown Dallas when I was just a wee little one. Create your own tornado in a bottle, just in time for crazy weather season!
3. Ivory Soap Fun
Charles’ Law states that as the temperature of a gas increases, so does its volume. When the soap is heated, the molecules of air in the soap move quickly, causing them to move far away from each other. This causes the soap to puff up and expand to an enormous size. Other brands of soap without whipped air tend to heat up and melt in the microwave. – Steve Spangler Science
4. Magic Ketchup
Teach buoyancy and density by making a ketchup packet float and sink in a bottle of water.
5. Flower Changing Colors
Teach your toddler about the transpiration stream by changing the color of flower petals.
6. Milk and Color
Try this colorful experiment that involves food dye, dish soap and milk to help teach your little one about surface tension.
7. Grow Gross
This has boy mom written all over it! Grow gross and make germs!
8. Borax Snow Crystals
Using pipe cleaners, borax and food coloring – make borax snow crystals.
9. Blow Up a Balloon
MAGIC! Well, it’s really science. Blow up a balloon with vinegar and baking soda!
10. Dissolve an Egg Shell
Who knew you could dissolve an egg shell? Create a shell-less egg with your toddler (I may be even more amazed than my little one will be!)
What is Your Favorite Science Project for Toddlers?