Today the children enjoyed a wonderful hand’s on learning activity; mixing baking soda and vinegar. They each received a bowl of baking soda, cup of vinegar and an eye dropper. As they put the vinegar into the baking soda they saw things erupt, much like a volcano!
What type of learning was going on during this activity?
- Language as they explained what they saw happening.
- Fine motor skills as they squeezed and released the eye dropper.
- A small understanding how different chemicals react as they are mixed together.
This is only a small sampling of what they learned, the best part is they didn’t even know they were learning. They thought they were just having fun!