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Space Preschool Science Experiments: Venus and Neptune

Looking for some fun space preschool science experiments? Then keep reading.

Do you know how many planets there are? I grew up knowing that it was 9 and now that has changed.

Today’s #Playful Preschool lesson is SPACE! My daughter loves all things space courtesy of Bubble Guppies. I figured that instead of teaching her the 9 planets, er I mean 8 planets, I will teach her about the traits of 2 planets through a preschool science experiment.

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Space Preschoool Science Experiments:
Venus and Neptune

I am so glad that space was the topic this week as I have been meaning to explore hot and cold with both of my kids. Yes, my toddler was a willing participant in our science experiment.

The experiment was pretty easy to create and I am sure it is one that your preschooler will enjoy as well.

What You Need for These
Space Preschool Science Experiments

  • 2 bowls
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 cup cold water
  • flat surface
  • Venus and Neptune quick facts sheet (at the end of this post)
  • white paint
  • blue paint

Steps of our Space Preschool Science Experiments

Step 1:

Place both bowls on a flat surface and pour the warm water into the first bowl. Add a few drops of white paint to imitate the colour of Venus.

Step 2:

Pour the cold water into the second bowl. Add a few drops of blue paint to imitate the colour of Neptune.

Step 3:

Call your little scientists over for them to explore.

Please note, I chose warm water instead of hot water because I anticipated that my little scientists would be playing with the water in the bowls.

fun space science experiments for preschool hot vs cold image

Questions to Ask With This Space Science Experiment (Observation)

While they were exploring I asked J 2 questions:

Which bowl has the cold water?  Which bowl has the warm water?

With C, my 1-year-old, my approach was different. I placed his hand in the first bowl and said,

Hot. The water is hot.

I then placed his other hand in ‘Neptune’ (the bowl with cold water) and said,

Cold. The water is cold.

While they were exploring I told them a few facts from the Venus and Neptune facts card.

Don’t forget to check out what the other members of the Playful Preschool theme came up with. Thanks for walking with me.

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Galaxy Sensory Bin by Tiny Tots Adventures
Rocket Pizzas by Growing Book by Book
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Jennifer

Sunday 5th of April 2015

Thanks for the fact sheet! I love that you involved your toddler in this experiment.