Make learning fun with this STEAM ice activity for preschoolers. Through this Water & Ice Preschool Science Experiment let the early learner engage and have fun while learning through easy hands on science experiments.
Water & Ice Preschool Science Experiment
Using the idea of dinosaur eggs you will freeze the water in a balloon to create an egg. Inside each egg will be a little “gem” that the preschooler has discover by using water to melt the egg. Experiment whether cold water melts the dinosaur egg faster than hot water. This is a simple science experiment that teaches through a sensory activity as well as a science experiment.
STEAM Activities for Preschoolers
STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. Through this Dinosaur Egg science water and ice experiment you can incorporate STEAM learning and here is how: (remember to keep it basic for your preschooler, toddler and kindergartner.)
Science- Water and Ice – set a timer and see how long it takes to melt the dinosaur egg (ice) with cold water vs. hot water.
Talk about how your water will freeze in the balloon – discuss how cold the temperature must be to freeze the water and how long it will take to freeze your dinosaur egg.
Technology – Talk about the turkey baster as your technology…what it’s doing, how it’s aiding in your science experiment and how it holds the water. This is a great motor skill of squeezing to suck up water and then squeezing to release water on the ice/egg.
Engineering – Depending on your preschooler or kindergartener you could “engineer” dinosaur eggs. Your early learner will need help but this can be a great way to “build” and talk about the aspects you need, how the balloon holds the water and even what you will place inside of the balloon.
Math – Use a counting system i.e. tally marks to see how many basters it takes to melt the dinosaur egg/ice with hot water vs. cold water. Great counting and math can be incorporated in this science experiment.
Science Supplies Needed
- Large Turkey Baster
- Gems (can be anything tiny!)
How to do a Preschool Science Experiment with Water & Ice
- Fill your balloons with water and place a gem inside.
- Freeze Dinosaur eggs overnight
- Remove your balloon once the dinosaur egg is frozen.
- Using a large (because the bigger = more fun!) turkey baster, place cold water on the egg and set a timer to see how long it takes to melt the ice/egg.
- Using a new egg you can set a timer and see how long it takes to melt the ice/egg using hot water.
Ask your early learner questions along the way to engage their minds to think about the STEAM activity. Parenting Science has a great thought on asking your young learners questions vs. telling them the process and answers.
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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.
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