Your Nose Knows! Have Fun with Smell Science
Kids intuitively use their five senses (sight, smell, touch, sound, and taste) to learn about the world around them. In kindergarten, the senses are also an early science topic. Exploring the senses in a scientific way helps kids begin building lifetime skills in making observations and drawing conclusions. With this experiment, your kindergartener will give her nose a workout by using her sense of smell to examine objects and find the matching scents.
What You Need:
- 8-10 small airtight containers (You need two canisters per scent. Film canisters are great if you can get them, but small Tupperware containers, envelopes, or even boxes also work well.)
- Cotton balls
- 4-5 scents or fragrances such as perfume or cologne, vanilla flavoring, lemon juice, baby powder, cinnamon, onion powder, and almond flavoring (Be creative!)
- Pencil and blank paper