Using conversation hearts and different liquids for this Preschool Valentines Day Science Experiment will engage your preschooler in experimenting and learning.
Preschool Valentines Day Science Experiment
It’s all things Valentines Day at our house which means hearts galore, red and pink along with sparkles and glitter! We’re having a blast doing lots of STEAM activities for preschoolers around Valentines Day. We’ve engineered an “H” with hearts, we’ve done this Science experiment, we’ve had screen free coding activities along with pink marshmallows engineering different shapes. It’s been fun and there’s more to come!!
In the meantime.
Preschool Science Experiment
Materials Needed for the Valentines Day Science Experiment
- Valentines Candy – conversation hearts
- Clear jars or clear glasses
- Liquids i.e. – vinegar, karo syrup, juice, lemon juice, water, oil etc.
Valentine Candy Science Experiment
In this Valentine science experiment preschoolers hypothesize which liquid they think will dissolve a candy conversation heart the quickest and then we of course tested their predictions!
The liquids can vary, I just gave you an example of what we used, above.
- Place 3-4 conversation hearts in each jar.
- Fill each glass with equal amounts of liquids and label the container. We just set the liquid container next to the glass we poured it in so the girls could visualize.
- Observe. Between them observing they did some Valentines Math Mat Activities and engineered an “H” for heart.
- I allowed them to use the spoons towards the end to see what liquids dissolved the conversation hearts and which didn’t. They liked stirring and seeing the colors in the liquid as well.
- Remember through STEAM activities for preschoolers it’s all about engaging the learner with hands on activities but asking them a lot of questions to have them think about what’s happening!
Have fun and let me know what liquids you use and which dissolves the fastest! I adapted this Preschool Science Experiment from this candy cane science experiment!
We are a husband and wife team, pairing our strengths together to teach our preschooler in the most fun and engaging way we possibly can. The mister is a high school educator at Northlake Christian school in Covington Louisiana and over the Innovation Center, which is all things STEAM. I am a SAHM that blogs pretty much everything we do in our little paradise, from what we eat, to where we travel to how we teach our little one. We hope you are inspired to incorporate STEAM into learning with your children.