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You Make My Heart Melt

You Make My Heart Melt

Valentine’s Day approaches and I thought that Jael would like to do something a little different on her preschool science activities. Today’s science activity is a simple one with a little Valentine flair. It is called You Melt My Heart! Let’s walk.

This uber cute Valentine Preschool Science expereiment was such a fun way to learn about melting. The best bit was that it was pretty easy to put together and was fun. You melt me- valentine preschool science experiments

What You Need

  • Red ice cubes
  • Clear ice cubes
  • 2 bowls
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • timer

This uber cute Valentine Preschool Science expereiment was such a fun way to learn about melting. The best bit was that it was pretty easy to put together and was fun. You melt me- valentine preschool science experiments

Directions

  1. Place 3 ice cubes in each bowl.
  2. Allow your preschooler to gently pour the cold water into the first bowl.
  3. Once the water is in the bowl, start the timer to see how long it takes.
  4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 with the hot water.
  5. Compare your times. Did the first bowl of ice melt faster? Did the second?
  6. Ask your preschooler what happens when ice gets too hot?

A few Valentine’s Day Books to Read After Your Experiment

Valentine’s Day Books for Kids

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 Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day Is Cool Day It Rained Hearts Little Critter: Happy Valentine’s Day, Little Critter! Llama Llama I Love You Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! (If You Give…) Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentime (Junie B. Jones #14) Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink The Biggest Valentine Ever Love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar Love Monster The Berenstain Bears’ Valentine Party

Our Results

For bowl A ( cup of hot water used), our three heart shaped ice cubes melted in 44 seconds. J thought that was pretty quick and she was a little sad that it vanished that quickly.

Bowl B, on the other hand, took almost 15 minutes to melt. It was a good thing J had enough patience to stare at it and wait for it to melt, I was having none of that.

This uber cute Valentine Preschool Science expereiment was such a fun way to learn about melting. The best bit was that it was pretty easy to put together and was fun. You melt me- valentine preschool science experiments

Courtesy of our simple experiments J learned that hot water melts ice much faster than cold water. She then further went on to say that when it is cold outside the snow will not melt. I love those light bulb moments.

Please be warned, that your preschooler will want to repeat this experiment several times over just to see the ice melt.

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So nice to have the little ones do experiments. They have fun and learn too. Thanks for sharing at Turn It Up Tuesday, Bev