Explosion Science

For young children, the magic of learning occurs in the relationship between cause and effect. Some of the best preschool activities are science related. This occurs because preschool children are inquisitive and open-minded, perfect traits for budding young scientists!


This is a lot of fun for them because young children are truly mesmerized by chemical reactions, love exploring nature, and jump to build things. During our week of rockets, we learned all about rocket fuel.


We talked about how rockets are able to be lifted and how this happens because of planned explosions that occur within the engine.


To demonstrate this, we created chemical reactions out of bath bombs. We first placed a rocket inside a bowl and surrounded it with the crystals of the “bombs.” We then added water and watched as the material fizzled and sizzled before our very eyes! In some cases, the reaction was so strong that it knocked the rocket over!



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