Sugar Cube Rainbow Creation STEAM Activity for Young Students

.Chloe Thompson
Sugar Cube Rainbow Creation STEAM Activity for Young Students

Sugar Cube Rainbow Creation STEAM Activity for Young Students

At Peter Pan Schools in Alameda, California they had been exploring rainbows as part of a unit.

This led to them doing a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) activity designed to help stimulate the curiosity of children as they explored colors via painting on sugar cubes (with Colorations Liquid Water Colors).

How the Sugar Cube Rainbows Were Made

The children used Pipettes as they are a fantastic tool to utilize when working on developing fine motor skills. By using pipettes the children could strengthen their pincer grasp--an important aspect of future writing skills. The children filled the pipettes with the Colorations liquid and then squirted it upon the sugar cubes they had stacked. Stacking the sugar cubes helped students develop their cognitive skills as they built them up, and the cause and effect was clear when sugar cubes were squirted with the Colorations.

Sugar cubes truly were a perfect blank canvas for this activity and were perfect to utilize as the students developed their color recognition skills and experimented with color mixing. This activity created beautiful pools of colors as the materials were transformed, and it helped grow the students' skills in all aspects of STEAM.

Peter Pan Schools

@peterpanschools

Alameda, CA, United States

peterpanschools.com


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March 14, 2020
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