Today, Miss Magoo is going to show you how to do a pepper and soap experiment! It’s a simple, cheap experiment that demonstrates how surface tension works.
I love how simple this experiment is. It doesn’t require any prep time for the parent.
If you’re wanting to conduct this as a real experiment and not just for fun, don’t forget to go through the scientific method. We use the same method at home that we use in our class at Classical Conversations, so it includes purpose, hypothesis, materials, procedure, results and conclusion. It’s a nice and simple version of the scientific method that works well for young children. [Read more…]