I love teaching science to preschoolers. PreK science is all about asking questions, compiling what we already know, making a prediction about what will happen, then testing it out. That’s how basic science experiments for preschoolers are and should be. Below you will find a great list of simple but worthwhile PreK science experiments you can try with your class. Find even more great preschool STEM resources here.
Science Experiments for Preschoolers
Which Smells Better? this is a great lesson to include while learning about 5 senses.
Color Mixing Trays – this is a great way of experimenting at free choice. What color will it make? Let’s find out!
How Do Astronauts Eat in Space?
The Power of Wind ( 2 different experiments)
Cloud in A Jar is a great science demo more than an experiment for preschoolers because it brings something out of reach into their classrooms.
Sink of Float is a classic science experiment for preschoolers but just because you have done this 1000 times doesn’t mean your students have ever done it.
Egg Drop Experiment and Engineering Activity
For even more simple STEM for kids check out my book Everyday Preschool!
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