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Chemistry for Little Ones

I found this fabulous idea for Chemistry for Little Ones at The Science Mommy.
Chemistry for little ones

Put about 1 cm of milk in a shallow pan and sprinkled food coloring around the outside. Dip a toothpick in dish soap and touch the milk with the toothpick. Watch the reaction that takes place!

I’m not going to tell you what happens because that will ruin the fun. But I will tell you it was so cool, B asked to do it 3 other times. The scientific explanation for this reaction is way over my head, but I do know that it is a quick and easy way to let B “experiment” with Science.

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7 Comments

  • Reply ECRPortfolio.LuckyDayCare.ca

    Fabulous idea!

    Keep up the writing!
    ~Early Childcare Resources
    http://ecrp.1om.ca/

    July 23, 2010 at 9:30 pm
  • Reply MommyTeacher123

    I want to try it!

    July 24, 2010 at 3:03 am
  • Reply Sherry and Donna

    We’ve done one similar before and it IS very cool. I won’t spoil it either I’ll just say “go and try it”!
    Donna 🙂 🙂

    July 24, 2010 at 2:09 pm
  • Reply meaningfulmothering

    So glad I found your blog you have so many great ideas! can’t wait to try this one out with my 2.5 year old tomorrow. Holly

    July 25, 2010 at 7:09 am
  • Reply Abbie

    This look so neat. Can’t wait to try and it see the result!

    July 26, 2010 at 8:41 pm
  • Reply The Activity Mom

    Lana,
    Maybe it is the gel. Try it with regular food coloring. It’s quick but as soon as the food coloring hits the milk a swirling effect/reaction takes place. Pretty neat!

    August 17, 2010 at 9:07 pm
  • Reply Jennifer

    Looks like lots of fun!

    August 18, 2010 at 3:26 pm
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