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Just like Blue and Josh, Use Your Mind to Do Some Experimenting

DIY a spinning storm at your kitchen table and a swimming-sinking fruit experiment.

Blue's Clues Science Experiments For Kids

Try these two easy preschool science experiments, as seen on Blue’s Clues & You! 

With only a few household materials, you and your preschooler will be able to create a mesmerizing cyclone at the kitchen table. After that, conduct a floating and sinking experiment using fruits in your kitchen and a bowl of water.

 

Let’s start with making the cyclone in a bottle.

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 Empty Plastic Bottles
  • Water
  • Funnel (optional but very helpful)
  • Tape
  • Glitter (optional but ups the fun!)

Instructions:

Step 1: Use the funnel or pitcher to fill one bottle halfway with water.

Blue's Clues & You! Step 1

Step 2: Add a few pinches of glitter.

Blue's Clues & You! Glitter

Step 3: Use duct tape to carefully secure the second bottle on top of the first. Make sure it’s aligned.

Blue's Clues & You! Step 2

Step 4: Turn the bottles over so that the bottle with water is on top. Move the bottles in a circular motion to create a swirling motion to watch the storm form — that’s the cyclone!

Blue's Clues & You! Science Experiments

 

Next, try the Sink or Swim experiment.

What You’ll Need:

  • Bowl
  • Water
  • Apple
  • Avocado (or other fruits of your choice)

Instructions:

Step 1: Fill the bowl with water.

Step 2: Drop the apple into the water and observe what happens. Do the same with the avocado.

Step 3: Find other fruits and veggies to see what sinks and what swims! Try asking your kid for predictions as to what will float and what will sink!

Don’t forget to tune in to catch a brand new science-themed episode of Blue’s Clues & You!, Tuesday May 5th at 9/8c, only on Nickelodeon.

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