Have Fun with Yellow Science Activity

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Updated on Aug 30, 2013

Does your preschooler love the color yellow? Here's a fun science project that's easy enough to do at home. Using different yellow-colored objects, you and your child will conduct a science experiment mixing different liquid substances with each object. It's her job to shake and roll the bottles as she observes what's happening inside them. She'll love shaking up the bottles and the color theme, and you'll love that all of this will help your child increase her observation and comparing skills!

If your child loves the color yellow and enjoys shaking bottles, this science experiment is for her!  Conduct a science experiment with your preschooler

using a variety of yellow-colored objects, while mixing various liquids in each of the objects. She'll have a blast shaking and rolling the bottles,

while you make observations together about what's happening inside each container. Build up her confidence in observing and comparing with this sunny project.

What You Need:

  • 4 Soda bottles, 20-oz. size, with caps, clean and dry
  • Water
  • Clear liquid detergent
  • 1/4 cup clear hair gel
  • 1 tsp. yellow tempera paint
  • 2 tbs. yellow crayon shavings
  • 4" yellow yarn, thick
  • Yellow food coloring
  • Gold glitter
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cup

What You Do:

  1. Ask your child to drop the crayon shavings into one of the empty bottles, then fill it with water. Tighten the lid on the bottle and set it aside.
  2. Have her add 1 tablespoon of liquid detergent with 2 tablespoons of water and 1 teaspoon of yellow tempera paint into the second bottle. Tighten the lid, and set it aside.
  3. Ask her to place the yellow yarn into the third bottle, then fill it with water. Tighten the lid, and set it aside.
  4. For the fourth bottle, have her add 2 drops of yellow food coloring, a teaspoon of gold glitter, and 1/4 cup of the hair gel. Secure the lid.
  5. Encourage her to turn the bottles upside down and shake, roll and spin them. Have her describe what she's seeing inside each of the bottles. What's different about each of the bottles? Place the bottles on a flat surface after shaking them, what happens to the contents of each bottle?

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