EYLF Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners

4.2: children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating

Preschool Literacy Indicator: I use language to connect with my world.

Preschool Numeracy Indicator: I measure and compare my world

Inquiry Question

How do different ingredients react when mixed together?

Learning Experience

What happens when you mix baking soda and vinegar? They fizz, erupt and bubble! 

This link is to a video of preschool children carrying out three “fizzy experiments”: dancing raisins, fizzy muffins and fizzy tea. Try one with your child. Take a moment and listen to the fizz, feel the fizz and talk about the bubbles. These are great ways to develop observation skills. Don’t tell your child what is going on, ask them questions.  What do you see? What do you feel? What do you think will happen?

Link: Fizzy Experiment

Why is this important?

Simple science experiments teach children how to observe, how to talk about what they see and how to predict what might happen. Encourage children to express their hypothesising to others and to use language for describing and explaining.