I am not a big science fanatic, but when skittles are involved everyone is a fan! We did this really fun and yummy Skittles science experiment I found over at Prekinders. Once I saw it I just knew I had to add it to our science lessons.
What you’ll need for the Skittles science experiment
Small cup of water
I gave the girls a bowl, a small cup of water, and 4 different colored Skittles and of course a few to eat. I told them to pour the water into the bowl, you only need enough water so that it will cover the Skittles. Then I had them carefully place them in the bowl on the edge with them spaced apart so they are not touching .
An important note: This experiment only works well if the bowl sits on a very stable surface, such as a table that does not shake or maybe the floor. Make sure the children understand not to touch or move the bowl. Be sure to place the Skittles with the S side up.
The girls observed what happened to the colors, as they watched the colors started to spread out and eventually blend with other colors and the four S’s from the Skittles floated to the top. They REALLY LOVED THIS!!! You have to watch closely to see the S float to the top! We ended up doing it TWICE cause they enjoyed it so much:-)
What fun science experiments are you doing in your homeschool? We would love some new ideas.
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Forest Rose is a God Loving, Blessed Wife, & Relaxed, Eclectic Homeschooling Mama to 3 girls – 8, 11, & 12 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She’s passionate about lifting moms out of the homeschooling trenches that are discouraged, overwhelmed or feeling alone or isolated. Her hope is to point them to Christ and equip them to rise up with a new found hope and joy within, that He alone can provide. Besides blogging, she also loves hanging out at her exclusive Facebook Group “Homeschooling 101 Community” that she started to help new homeschoolers thrive.