Waratah 2’s National Science Week Tuesday experiments
Science Week mixed with our Colour Project gives us colour mixing. The children in the Sweet Pea room enjoyed the cause and effect of the droppers and food dye as well as the colour mixing that occurred using porous paper. Their developing Science minds was supported through questions such as, “What’s happening?” and “What can you see?”
The Kangaroo Paw Room kept their little minds busy with lots of experiments and learning. Our first science experiment for the day was ‘fishing for ice’. In this experiment we made a fishing rod with string and a paddle pop stick and used salt on some ice cubes to create a sticky texture which allowed us to pick up the ice cubes. This experience allowed us to look at different textures and what happens when we mix two ingredients together.
Our little scientists in the Rosella Room began experimenting and creating stain glass windows used with cellophane. The little scientists experimented with trial and error as some children placed too many pieces of cellophane on top of one another and could not see through. We experimented with cause and effect, holding the clear contact against the window and being able to see everything in normal, then using coloured cellophane the little scientists were able to explore many different colours.