Home Made Hot Air Balloon- Toddler STEM Activity

Early Years Science and Engineering!

This week we observed hot air rising! The thinest bin bag I could find and a hair dryer. I used a cardboard tube to deliver the hot air to stop the bag melting to the hair dryer. We also used a bit of tape to make the opening to the bag smaller. Hey presto!

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Pop Bottle Sprinkler

This was very successful! I used a sharp knife to carve a hole in the lid and a skewer to puncture the bottle…and done! Will (2yrs) set to experimenting with covering the holes and watching the fountains increase in height!

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Painting With Rockets! Pre-School STEM Activity

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Fab STEM Activity

Watery paint, plastic film canister containers with push down lids and Alka Seltzer tablets!

You will need to be outside with these! Place half a tab in a container and fill 1/3 with watery paint. Pop on the lid quickly and place lid down on paper. Quickly stand back and see your rocket launch! Then see your the explosion in paint!

Lots of tinkering can be done here and experimenting. Changing the amount of water/paint and tablet for example will all affect how high the rocket goes. And there is plenty to discuss, chemical reactions, gases, pressure, force, gravity and so on. For the very young it’s just fascinating to watch!

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