4th of July Science

Red White and Blue Candy Science Experiment for Independence Day

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.

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.

Red White and Blue Science

Kids will be amazed as they learn with this 4th of July experiment. This dissolving science experiment allows toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, and grade 2 students learn with a simple science experiment.  Whether you are a parent, teacher, homeschooler, or runing a summer camp Рyou will love this engaging independence day activity for kids. I love when science and play meet for a chance to make learning fun! Try this simple fourth of July science experiments that uses 3 simple materials.

Independence Day Activities You will love that all you need for this skittle science experiment are 3 ingredients: red, white, and blue skittles (4th of July bag) hot water pie plate or dish with lip

Independence Day Activities

You will love that all you need for this skittle science experiment are 3 ingredients:

  • red, white, and blue skittles (4th of July bag)
  • hot water
  • pie plate or dish with lip

skittles experiment

Fourth of July Science

To try this skittle candy experiment you will put the skittles in the pattern of your choice on the plate. We choose to make a patritotic themed project to make some red, white, blue science.

4th of July Science Experiments

4th of July Activities

Once you have the candy lined up. Slowly pour very hot water along the edge of the skittle candies. Make sure you pour enough water so it reaches the middle so you can watch the skittle science happen. What happens?

Patriotic Activities

Fourth of July Science Experiments

Kids will be amazed at how the red white and blue color evenly begins spreadin across the water.

Fourth of July Science Experiments

Skittles Experiment

The best part is the diffusion begins happening right away which means your little learners don’t have to be patient. This entire skittle science experiment will be done in 5-10 minutes top!

4th of July Activities

Diffusion Science Expermient

Skittles are coated with food coloring and sugar. Sugar melts and dissolves in water, quicker and better in warmer water. The candy coating begins to melt off the hard shell and dissover through the water which is why it looks like it is graveling towards the center. Each color has a similar amount of coating so they all dissolve at a simlar speed so they stay in their lanes so-to-speak as it moves towards the middle of the plate.

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.

Patriotic Activities

This is such a fun way to sneak in a simple science experiment about how things dissolve while having fun with a patriotic science project.

dissolving candy experiment

4th of July Science Experiments

You can try this dissolving candy experiment with different colors, patterns, shapes, and more.

EXTENSION:
Looking to take the experiment up a notch? Try using different substances and see if the project works as well:

  • cold water versus warm water
  • water versus corn srup
  • skittles versus m&m

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.

4th of July Activities

Whether you are looking for a cute firework crafts idea to make as a 4th of July craft, or just a summer craft for kids to celebrate summertime - this fun-to-make firework activities is sure to be a hit. Make these patriotic crafts for kids with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too. The simple, fun technique makes such gorgeous independence day craft ideas, and teach firework art project will be different! 4th of july slim  fourth of july craft 4th of july shaving cream art

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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