4th of July Science

Fourth of July Red White and Blue Science Experiment

Kids will have fun make some red white and blue science with this fun independence day activity! This fun project allows kids to try an easy chemistry experiment with a twist for a EPIC 4th of July activities. This fourth of July science is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too. Try this fourth of July science experiments at home, summer camp, as part of summer learning, or as part of cool kids activity for your 4th of july party.

Kids will have fun make some red white and blue science with this fun independence day activity! This fun project allows kids to try an easy chemistry experiment with a twist for a EPIC 4th of July activities. This fourth of July science is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too. Try this fourth of July science experiments at home, summer camp, as part of summer learning, or as part of cool kids activity for your 4th of july party.

Red White and Blue Science

I love simple science experiments that make an impression on kids. This fourth of July science experiment is just that type of project. Kids will make a simple baking soda and vinegar reaction creating a beautiful, patriotic activity with red white and blue science. This independence day activity is perfect fro toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, and grade 2 students. Whether you are a parent, teacher, homeschooler, or camp counselr looking for fun 4th of July activities for a play filled day

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All you need to complete this fun summer science project are a few simple materials you probably already have on hand:

  • 3 test tubes or containers
  • baking soda
  • dish soap
  • food coloring – red and white
  • glitter or sequins – optional
  • white vinegar

baking soda and vinegar experiment

4th of July Science Experiments

First, add a couple teaspoons of baking soda to each test tube.  You want to prep all three projects next to each other at the same time so the colorful erruptions flow over and next to each other.

HINT: We like to do this in a glass baking dish or art tray to contain the oozing, fizzing, chemical reaction.

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Fourth of July Science Experiments

Next add a squirt of dish soap and 6+ drops of the food coloring of your choice. We choose to do one red, one blue, and one white to make it a red white and blue project. Feel free to toss in some sequins or glitter if you like.

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Finally, fill up three vessels with white vinegar ‚Äď we eye balled it.

Fourth of July Science Experiments

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Immediatley the three beakers will being fizzing, filling, and overflowing their container.

Fourth of July Science

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Isn’t that¬†baking soda and vinegar experiment so pretty and just perfect for July the 4th?! My kids were so excited and giggly, they asked to do it again, and again. No worries, just add more baking soda and vinegar to keep the expeirment going indefinetly. Although personally, I like to clean it out and start again to make sure the colors are bold and beautiful; I think the wait and anticipation is half of the fun!

Fourth of July Activities

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So what is gong on in this chemistry experiment for kids? Well, this baking soda and vinegar reaction occurs because you combined an acid and a base. The baking soda is a base and the vinegar is the acid. When mixed they produce carbon dioxide gas. The dish soap creates extra bubbles and fizz when the process pushes the liquid up and out as it makes room for the CO2 gas. The food coloring and glitter is just for fun. Giving kids a chance to play with science helps them not to be intimidated by science, but look at it as a fun adventure. Make it more educational by asking kids what they think will happen; allowing them to make a hypothesis.

4th of July Activity Vinegar and Baking Soda Rocket My kids love themed activities almost as much as they love candy science! This red white and blue science project combines them both for colorful, fun independence day activities that explore how things dissolve. This fourth of July science allows kids to have fun learning a simple science principle while having some fun with 4th of July activities for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders. Make your own fireworks in a jar with this Independence Day Activities! For these firework activities, children will be doing an oil and water experiment with a twist to make pretty red, white and blue 4th of July science experiments. This summer experiment is such a fun, patritic 4th of July activity for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders to learn about the density of oil and water.

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Kids will love making this beautiful firework craft to celebrate America' Independence Day on July 4th. This summer crafts for preschoolers uses a free 4th of July printable as a starting point. Then children will use a simple, but stunning watercolor painting with salt technique to make this independence day craft ideas. Use this fourth of July crafts for preschoolers, toddlers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students too. 4th of july slim  fourth of july craft 4th of july shaving cream art

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Kids will have fun revealing the hidden pictures in these free 4th of July Color by Number Printable pages. These 4th of july worksheets are a fun way for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders to work on number number recognition, strengthening fine motor skills, and having fun 4th of july printables. Simply print pdf file with 4th of july color by number for a fun, patriotic activity for kids this Independence Day. FREE 4th of July Hats Craft for Kids - super cute fourth of july craft for toddler, preschool, kindergarten age kids to celebrate independence day in the united states #4thofjuly #craftsforkids #preschool Celebrate Independence Day with kids by playing this FREE printable, 4th of July BINGO! This 4th of July printable makes fun 4th of july games for the whole family with kids from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and up. You will love that this 4th of July activity for kids is low prep and great for kids of all ages! Simply print pdf file with  Kids will have fun working on visual discrimination, counting, and strengthing hand muscles while coloring these 4th of july i spy pages. These 4th of July printables are a fun way for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders to celebrate Independence Day on the fourth of July.  Your kids will love these fourth of July activity pages where they will find patriotic items such as American flags, bunting, Uncle Sam, the liberty bell, Statue of Liberty, and more. Simply print pdf file with 4th of july worksheets and have fun with this 4th of july activity for kids.

4th of July Printables

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of Preschool Play and Learn. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of 123Homeschool4Me.com and kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com where she shares more than 100,000 pages of FREE worksheets,& educational ideas for PreK-8th grade.

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